Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Great Fuzz Frenzy

The Great Fuzz Frenzy is one of this years Monarch Award

Nominees. Every year there are twenty nominees chosen for this Childrens choice book award. The Great Fuzz Frenzy was written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, award-winning picture book creators. This is the story of when Janet's dog Violet dropped a tennis ball down a prairie dog hole one day. The adventure begins! This is a story about greed, teamwork, and fabulous fuzz! It is just a good fun read!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Do You Like to Collect Things?

Although the Summer Reading Program has indeed ended, there is something else you can do to excite you and your friends! The Display Case that the prizes for the Summer Reading Program normally acts as a home for collections. Whether you collect rocks or trolls, we will display your collection for the community to see! If you would like more information or if you would like to fill out our collection form, come on in to the Library and check out the Reference Desk in the Youth Services Department and we will let you know how everything works. Don't forget that you need your parent with you to sign the form to make sure everything is okay!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Only 2 Weeks Left!

With the Summer Reading Program already more than half way through, you may be thinking that there aren't many activities or programs left that you can actually go to.

Don't fret! There are still a few fun things left you can do that do not require a sign up!

Wednesday, July 9th from 2-3 p.m., Pre-K through 5th grade are welcome to listen to Anna Stange, a professional singer and storyteller! Anna has performed across the country from Alaska to Florida! No sign up is required, but the space is limited to the first 250 attendees!

Family Olympics will be held on Wednesday, July 16th from 6-7:30 p.m. All ages, along with parents or caregivers are welcome. Families are invited to come challenge themselves at our Summer Olympics! Speed, strength, and brainpower will all be measured! Including such international events as the Rubber Chicken Chuck and the Water Balloon Toss, you'll discover who in your family is the greatest Olympian! No sign up is required for the Olympics and you can come and go between 6-7:30 p.m.!

Reward yourself with a job well done this summer and join us in an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 23rd from 2-3:30 p.m.! All ages are welcome.

Also, don't forget that on Monday, July 21st, the Scholastic Book Fair opens! It is open until Saturday, August 2nd, and it will be open during library hours. All items are half price! The book fair will be located in the Youth Services Activity Room.

So now mark your calendars and DON'T FORGET! There are still plenty of opportunities to have fun at the library this summer and celebrate summer reading.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Help us get to 500!

Today is the last day of week 3 of our Summer Reading Program, Get In The Game-Read! So far we have read stories to more than 160 children, hosted approximately 150 kids at a variety of programs and given away 507 prizes. Some of our weekly prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants such as Popolano's and Subway, free children's ticket to a Windy City Thunderbolts game and free movie rentals from the library. There are a lot of other prizes to choose from including small toys and trinkets.
We have 472 kids (from babies to 5th graders) signed up to participate in our progam, but it's not enough! We want more! Help us reach 500 children by bringing in your kids, your grandkids, tell your neighbors and co-workers. The Lansing Public Library Youth Services Department wants kids to Get InThe Game & READ! Just stop by the lower level Reference Desk, we'll write down the child's name, grade and school and give you a reading log and summer newsletter. You still have 3 weeks of reading, prizes and programs to enjoy!

Save the dates:
Wednesday July 9, 2pm, singer Anna Stange
Wednesday July 16, 6pm, Family Olympics
Monday July 21, Scholastic Book Fair begins
Wednesday July 23, 2pm, Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

George Did It

George Did It by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain is one of the books nominated for the 2009 Monarch Award. It's an entertaining account of the George Washington one doesn't usually read about in the history books. Did you know that he first rejected the presidential nomination? Or that he preferred brown suits because he wanted Americans to know that the president was a plain, ordinary citizen like everybody else? This picture book is the perfect reading material for Fourth of July so check it out!