Thursday, December 27, 2007

Owly: Just a Little Blue by Andy Runton

Just a Little Blue is the second book in the Owly comic series written by Andy Runton. Owly is a sweet owl who lives in the forest with his best friend Wormy and some other cute woodland creatures. The author uses very few words and mostly simple symbols and expressions to tell the story. At some points it may be a little difficult to follow the storyline, but readers who pay attention to the details will appreciate how the author tells it. It didn't take me long to finish this heartwarming tale, but in that short time I was totally pulled in! There is a wonderful lesson about friendship, but also forgiveness, sacrifice and bravery. This is a simple story that packs a big punch. Not as well done as my most recent comic favorite, Robot Dreams, but I definitely can't wait to read more Owly tales.
All ages

- Miss Sarah

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Whatcha Mean What's Zine by Mark Todd & Esther Watson

Do you know what a zine is? Do you have ideas you'd love to share with friends? This book explains the ins and outs of writing and putting together your own magazines or comics. In a fun and funky style, the authors give ideas on what to write about, how to present it and what you'll need to get your own ideas and creations out there. A really fun and interesting book written by people who who've been successful in the zine world. Recommended for ages 10 and up
- Miss Sarah, Children's Librarian

Thanksgiving Crafts

A group of crafty kids visited the library on Wednesday, November 21st to make clothespin Pilgrims and Native Americans. Take a look at a few finished projects below.
Holiday Crafts will be held December 19th. Please call the Children's Room to register.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sewing Club

Members of the sewing club show off their latest creation- handmade pillows. Good work, everyone! Sewing Club is just one of the exciting programs going on this fall in the Children's Room. Keep an eye out for more fun clubs in the future.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo

The children's room staff has been obsessed with this book since it came in. Just like it's name says, everything in this how-to craft book is cute! The book includes easy to follow instructions for making 19 felt "mascots." Below are the mascots completed by Miss Sarah, Miss Ellen and Miss Arlinda. Keep an eye out for more Aronzo books in the library soon. In the meantime, check out other cute craft projects in Mr. Funky's Super Crochet Wonderful and The Super Duper Art and Craft Activity Book. Suggested for ages 8 and up (all projects require using a needle and thread)

Meet our staff!

Hello and welcome to our blog from the FLPL Children's Room staff:
Library Assistant Miss Arlinda, Children's Librarian Miss Sarah, Supervising Library Assistant Miss Ellen and Library Assistant Mr. Ben. Say hello next time you are in!


The Children's Room hosted a pumpkin party last Tuesday to celebrate Halloween. Children decorated pumpkins, played a game of Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin and enjoyed spooky music and snacks. Check the FLPL website for more pictures of the event.

Quiet Reading Room

Stop in a take a seat in our newly renovated reading room. The room now houses our board book, graphic novel and CD collections.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Welcome everyone! Check back soon for book reviews, program info and more...

Fort Lee Public Library Children's Room