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.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Halloween Program Asheboro Public Library

A good time was had by one and all at the Asheboro Public Library Halloween party!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Children's Room has more new boks from the On My Own series. In On My Own Science ,we have The Flyer Flew:The Invention of the Airplane about the Wright Brothers. We learn about their love of new inventions. One of the inventions they wanted to learn more about was the glider. The brothers read about flight and experimented with small gliders. After building bigger gliders and finding out about how to control them, they were ready to attempt flight.

In Packed With Poison!:Deadly Animal Defenses, we learn about various animals which use poison to defend themselves and/or to capture prey. From rattlesnakes and king cobras to the duckbilled platypus and various ocean animals we see how venom is used and how dangerous it can be to humans. This is another great selection from the On My Own Science series.

We have two books from the On My Own History series. The first is Washington Is Burning. In this story we learn about the burning of Washington D.C. during the War of 1812. We see this story through the eyes of a fifteen-year old slave named Paul Jennings. Paul belonged to the family of President Madison. We see the bravery of Mrs. Madison as she carries away important papers, silverware and a picture of George Washington as she leaves the city.

In Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown we learn about the everyday life of a settler in the colony of Jamestown. We see the hardships and the dangers faced by the men and boys who were the first colonists. Sam was one of only 38 original settlers who survived. Many had died of disease or starvation before a ship returned with supplies from England. Sam showed the kind of determination that was necessary to survive in the New World.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Children's Room has some exciting new books recently added to our collection. Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh is set in India. Younguncle has come to town to live with his older brother and his family. Soon it seems to Sarita, Ravi and the baby that Younguncle has always lived with them. Within one month Younguncle knows everyone in the village. By the time he has lived there four months, he has had three jobs. He flits from job to job making many friends and learning new things. Younguncle always has marvelous adventures along the way. You don't want to miss getting to know Younguncle!

Juneteenth by Vaunda Nelson and Drew Nelson is a part of the On My Own- Holidays series. This book tells the story of how the slaves of Galveston, Texas learned about their freedom after the Civil War. On June 19th 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to read an order from Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. One year later the former slaves celebrated their freedom. The day was marked with parades, ceremonies,worship services and the singing of songs and the telling of stories. Today, Juneteenth is celebrated all over the United States in much the same way as it was in 1866. Although it is a day of fun, games, and celebrations, everyone remembers that the reason behind the holiday is to celebrate the end of slavery in our country.

Passover by Cathy Goldberg Fisher from the On My Own - Holidays series, tells the story of how God rescued the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. The ten plagues sent by God to the Egyptians are described. Each year, Passover is celebrated by Jewish people all over the world to remember God's deliverance of His people. Fishman describes the tradition of the seder which takes place on the first night of Passover.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The American Library Association recently announced their children's award books for 2005. Our libraries have several of these award winners and others are on order.

Whittington - Alan Armstrong
Show Way - Jacqueline Woodson
The Hello, Goodbye Window - Norton Juster
Rosa - Nikki Giovanni
Zen Shorts - Jon J. Muth
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride - Marjorie Priceman
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems - Joyce Sidman
Secrets of the Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley - Sally M. Walker
Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart - Pat Mora
Cesar: Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Becoming Naomi Leon - Pam Munoz Ryan
Arrorro, Mi Nino: Latin Lullabies and Gentle Games - Lulu Delacre
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas - Cynthia Rylant
Hi! Fly Guy - Ted Arnold
A Splendid Friend, Indeed - Suzanne Bloom
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa - Erica Silverman
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day - Jean Van Leeuwen

You may place requests on any of these books.
Enjoy reading!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Welcome to the Kidz Korner!

This is the future home of the Asheboro Public Library Children's Department Blog entitled Kidz Korner!