Guardians of Ga’Hoole

10 Sep

Have you read The Capture by Kathryn Lasky? The movie version will hit theaters on September 24, 2010.

Want to win your very own copy? We’re giving away a free copy of this book, the first in the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series.

Entering the contest is super easy. Leave us a comment on this blog with your favorite chocolate recipe. Use your imagination and include lots of super yummy ingredients.

When you comment, be sure to leave your first name, age, and chocolate recipe for a chance to win a copy of The Capture! We may include your recipe in an upcoming library recipe book.

Contest ends September 24 – enter today!

Fancy Nancy Does Cupcakes

28 Jul

Fancy Nancy is going to make cupcakes for a bake sale. But will she follow directions? Read and find out for yourself in her latest ever-posh adventure.

New Book by Lane Smith

23 Jul

Read It’s a Book by Lane Smith the genius behind The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

Summer Project

12 Jul

Learn how to make an underwater scope with just a 2 liter bottle and a pair of scissors. Then start checking out what’s in the water.

You Scream, I Scream:

6 Jul

“We all scream for Ice Cream!”

It’s a blistering 90-degrees outside today! No wonder July is National Ice Cream Month… Sorry we can’t serve up a scoop of your favorite flavor; we’ll leave that to UDF. But we can offer books so entertaining and visually appealing, you’ll feel like you’re actually there!

Why not swim in a river of chocolate with Augustus?

Or help deliver a double-dip-chocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream cone through the jungle?

While you’re at it, read how milk is transformed into your favorite flavor of ice cream!

Hungry for more ice cream reads? Check out this “cool” list of books about ice cream!

Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices and other commercially produced frozen dairy products & children ages two through 12, and adults age 45 plus, eat the most ice cream per person! (info from

Happy Birthday, Eric Carle

18 Jun
June 25th is Eric Carle’s birthday–and a great time to check out some of the books from the beloved author and illustrator’s long career. You probably know Carle as the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969), but did you know that his very next book was also about food? Pancakes, Pancakes (1970) is the story of Jack, who must gather eggs from the chickens and milk from the cow before he can learn how to make delicious pancakes (with his mother’s help, of course). In recent years, Carle has published books about kangaroos, fireflies, chamelons, seahorses and even rubber ducks (10 Little Rubber Ducks, 2005).

Ocean Waves

15 Jun

Hey, kidlets! How’s summer reading going? Making waves and winning prizes, yet?

Let the fun begin

Kids are coming out of the woodwork to participate in summer reading. You should join them if you haven’t already.¬†You’ll have fun we promise! Here, we’ll prove it:

How does the ocean say goodbye…?



C’mon, that was funny! Still not laughing? Check out all the books on humor and jokes at your library. Have a Librarian point out some great joke books for you or take a look at our online catalog.


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