Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin Party 2008!

The Children's Room hosted its annual Pumpkin Party on Wednesday, October 29th. While spooky music played, children dressed up their pumpkins with a variety of decorations supplied by the library. Everyone also got a chance to pick an apple from the special Halloween tree for a chance to win a prize. A great time was had by all!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Vote for Books @ Your Library!

You still have time to vote for your favorite book in the Children's Room. On Election Day, November 4th, we will post the winner. Come in and rock the reading vote!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer Reading End of Summer Party!

After all their hard work, the members of the Summer Reading Club celebrated at the closing party on Monday August 25th. There were carnival games, snacks and a special performance by the Fort Lee Library Drama Club. Congrats everyone on your hard work this summer!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Lizard Guys!

Lizard Guy "Jungle Jon" visited the library on Wednesday, July 30th and brought along some amazing friends. An African bullfrog, bearded dragon, box turtle, boa constrictor and even a few cockroaches made an appearance at this educational and very funny program.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mad for Miley by Lauren Alexander

Review by Moon-Ho Kim, 12

This book is about a girl named Miley Cyrus. It talks about her life and where and when she was born, her likes and desires and her friend and family. There is also a part about her double life as Miley and Hannah Montana. The best part of the book are the pictures and the design. The only thing I didn't like was that it went off topic sometimes. I'd like it if the author wrote Mad for Miley 2! On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this book a 10.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Presley and Melody

On Wednesday, July 16th, Presley and Melody visited the library for a special interactive concert. Thank you P&M for an amazing time!

Summer Reading 2008!

June 30th was the first day for the Summer Reading Club 2008, "Catch the Reading Bug!" Everyone who signed up was able to add an ant to our picnic blanket and got a chance to spin the library Wheel of Fortune!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

Review by Christine Chow

Ivy and Bean us a story about two friends who never meant to like each other. This story takes place in the backyards of both Ivy and Bean. I liked this book because in the end Ivy and Bean become friends after all. On a scale of 1 to 10, I gave this book an 8. I really enjoyed it.

Look for other Ivy and Bean books in the Fiction section under J Bar!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Catch the Reading Bug!

Summer Reading starts Monday, June 30th in the Children's Room- come in anytime during the day to sign up and get a chance to spin the Library Wheel of Fortune or enter our other contests. Also, don't forget to check our schedule for a complete list of programs. There's so much to do at the library this summer- stop by and check it out!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Storyteller Julie Pasqual

The Children's Room welcomed the very talented storyteller Julie Pasqual on April 23rd for an afternoon of stories for Earth Day. Julie kept the crowd entertained (and laughing!) with some great stories celebrating nature, recycling and the world around us.

Craft Club!

The Spring Craft Club finished up on Thursday, April 10th after 6 weeks of hard work. The group worked on several projects using different materials and methods including shaping clay, origami and sewing. Shown are the members of the club holding their final project- handmade self-portrait pillows!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pale Male, Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman

Pale Male is a true story about a hawk who moved in at the top of a building on 5th avenue and the residents who tried to evict him.

The author gives a complete and well written account of the hawk and the protesters' quest to save Pale and his nest. The author also includes a helpful Note at the end to give readers more information about the life of Pale Male. What I really liked about this book, though, were the illustrations. The watercolor pictures depict Pale Male as well as the city of New York beautifully. The dull gray of the buildings and streets provide a great contrast to the bright colors of the wildlife and people of the city. One of the scenes I really loved shows Pale flying high with the reds, yellows and oranges of the autumn trees in Central Park below.

I recommend Pale Male for all ages because it is a story anyone can appreciate and it may just inspire you to learn more about this great animal. Also see: The Story of Pale Male by Jeanette Winter (J598.94 Win)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Newbery and Caldecott

Come in and take a look at new copies of the 2008 Caldecott and Newbery winner and honor books. Write a review and let us know what YOU think!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spring programs

There is still time to sign up for most of our Spring programs. Space is limited and filling up fast, so hurry and call or stop in today!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr Day is January 21st. Biographies are now on display in the Children's Room.

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