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Kidzone Blog

Perfect Pair #35

This month's pair proves that the small can be mighty.

  • Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue by Calista Brill (2017)
    Bill the tugboat and Mabel the barge are friends happily working together on the Hudson River, and one day when a kitten falls into the water, Bill and Mabel prove that anyone can be a hero.
  • Tugboats by Matt Doeden (2007)
    E  386  DOE
    Simple text and photographs describe tugboats, their parts, and what they do.

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Kid Lit Coffee Breaks

Adults who love children's literature get a chance to relax and talk about books . . . with me!  I'm hosting two Kid Lit Coffee Breaks this summer.  One is Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3 p.m.  The other is Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3 p.m.  We'll meet in the Youth Program Room to drink coffee and eat delicious desserts, all from the library's very own East 59.  And we'll talk about all the amazing kid lit books we've been reading.  There will be door prizes each time.  Free books?  You bet!  This event is open to parents, teachers, librarians, and the young at heart.  No registration is required.  

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Information Foundations #4

This week we're looking at the bigger picture (maybe even the biggest picture) with Information Foundations: Earth, Our Home.  This post features just ten of the titles available on the full list.   Click here for the printable list complete with call numbers.

Big Fantastic Earth by Jen Green

The Blue Marble: How a Photograph Revealed Earth's Fragile Beauty by Don Nardo
J  525.022  NAR

Can We Help?: Kids Volunteering to Help Their Communities by George Ancona
J  361.37  ANC

Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond
E  333.9  DRU

The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time by Jan Peck & David Davis
J  398.8  MOT

Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of Who Are Helping to Protect the Planet by Harriet Rohmer
J  333.72  ROH

Listopia: Planet Earth by James Buckley Jr & Diane Bailey
J  910  BUC

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
E  363.72  PAU

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

S Is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be Green Alphabet by Brad Herzog
J   333.72  HER

This is the BYOB event you've been waiting for!  Join Miss Alyssa, Miss Kaylen and Miss Polly for music, movement and creative play for babies birth – 24 months. All you have to bring is your baby! This lap sit program is designed especially for wee ones and their caregivers. We’ll jam out in circle time with egg shakers, scarves, fingerplays and songs the babies will love; then have a free play time with activities that promote the earliest of literacy skills.  Space is limited to 20 babies per session.  Please register online or by phone (444-7830).

Bring Your Own Baby: “All About Baby” with Miss Kaylen & Miss Alyssa
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins 06/16/17.

Bring Your Own Baby: “Builder Babies” with Miss Polly & Miss Alyssa
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins 07/14/17.

The Emmy Award-winning Page Turner Adventures sparks imagination, curiosity and laughter through total engagement experiences.  The show combines storytelling, slapstick, juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and larger-than-life props and cotumes.  Everyone in the audience becomes the HERO of the show, influencing the action, solving problems and overcoming obstacles.  In The Mixed-Up Fairytale, they'll need your help to break a spell or Beauty will sleep for 100 years! The audience runs, jumps, climbs, and interacts directly with the characters on stage, convincing Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discovering the secret under grandma’s bed, and retrieving a golden spoon from a REAL 10 foot tall giant! Kids will recognize their favorite storybook characters in this original fractured fairytale.

Page Turner Adventures presents The Mixed-Up Fairytale
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!



The Kidzone has programs galore as well as books, movies, and other cool stuff. Read our blog below for more information and check out our upcoming events to get an idea of what's happening at the Kidzone! Our main phone number is 205.444.7830.