Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Asheboro Public Library children's programs

Come "Catch the Reading Bug" with us at the Asheboro Public Library this summer.We have film programs, storytimes and schoolage programs each week through the first week in August. All our programs are free and open to the public. There are also some special events throughout the summer. Didgeridoo Down Under will be here on June 17th at 7:oo p.m. You can hear some didgeridoos being played and learn about Australia. Ronald McDonald will visit us on July 9th with his "Book Time with Ronald McDonald" program. Mark Daniel, "Magical Storyteller"will amaze us with his Catch the Reading Bug program on August 6th at 1:30 p.m. This program will take place at Asheboro Friends Meeting Fellowship Hall. The church is located at the corner of Main and Kivett streets in Asheboro.

Monday, February 04, 2008

New Children's Award Books

The American Library Association has named the children's award books for 2008.

Caldecott Award - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Caldecott Honor Books - *Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story of the Underground
Railway by Kadir Nelson

*First the Egg by Laura Vacarro Seeger

*The Wall:Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

*Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willem

Newbery Award - Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Schlitz

Newbery Honor Books -*Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

*Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

*Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott King Award - Author Award - Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Author Honor Books - *November Blues by Sharon Draper

*Twelve Rounds to Glory by Charles R. Smith

Illustrator Award - Let It Shine by Ashley Bryan

Illustrator Honor - *The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy

*Jazz On a Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon

Steptoe New Talent Award - Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It

by Sundee T. Frazier

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Babana Split Finale

We created a giant banana split as our finale for the summer reading program. The children were also treated to a great movie. We thank the Asheboro Friends Meeting for the use of their facilities for our program.

Our summer programs ended with a bang when Mark Daniel made his annual summer visit to the library.

Warren Edwards, NASA educator, presented some great information about the Space Shuttle
program to our kids on July 24th.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Asheboro resident Tim Womick visited the library on July 18th. He calls himself a modern Johnny Appleseed. Tim shared an energetic and informative program about the benefits of trees. Our kids had a great time!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Southwest High School Drama Club

Everyone enjoyed the Who Dunnit presented by the Southwest High School Drama Club on July 12th. Volunteers from the audience bacame part of a human machine at the end of the program.

Caraway Alpacas

We had a great time learning about alpacas and getting to pet them.

A Visit From Tammy Crotts

Thanks to Tammy Crotts for a wonderful performance at our schoolage program on June 27th.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Breakfast With Santa and Kimberly

A good time was had by all at the Asheboro Public Library on Saturday Nov. 18, 2006. The children visited with children's book author Kimberly Johnson and Santa after breakfast. This event was sponsored by the Friends of the Randolph Public Library and Hospice of Randolph. Many thanks to Chick-Fil-A for providing breakfast.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Check out the new set of books for babysitters from Snap Books.

Babysitting Activities features suggestions for a variety of activities for various ages.

Babysitting Basics includes basic instructions for safety and caring for a child.

Babysitting Jobs gives useful tips on getting and keeping good babysitting jobs.

Babysitting Rules includes good tips for rules regarding children's behavior as well as suggestions on good etiquette for babysitters while in someone else's home.

Babysitting Safety shares information about preventing accidents as well as handling emergencies.

Babysitting Skills contains information about the traits and skills needed to become a great babysitter.