Monday, November 23, 2015

Keva Planks are Here!

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Library Development has supplied the Easton Area Public Library with Keva Planks! We have them on the tables in our Series Section.  We've had the preschool play area for years.  Now, we now have toys for grade school kids too!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Teddy Bears Sleep Over at the Easton Public Library

Mischief and mayhem abounded at the Easton Public Library's Main Branch this weekend. After attending a very special Friday afternoon storytime, 19 stuffed animal friends were tucked in for the weekend and kissed goodbye by their owners.

When Miss Berry opened the Children's Room for the weekend on Saturday morning, she could not believe the mess that she found! The stuffed animals had left piles of books, crayons, musical instruments, and puzzles around the children's room. All weekend long the animals read books, colored pictures, got into the scarves and shakers, and played on the book carts and train tables. Miss Berry was particularly surprised that the animals had played her ukulele and that a large stuffed frog wore her glasses and name tag!

Luckily, Miss Berry was able to capture some of the animal exploits with her camera. We hope you enjoy the photos from our third Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Easton Area Public Library. Also, we would like to extend a very warm thank you to the boys and girls who allowed their stuffed friends to spend a fun-filled weekend at the library!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2016 Middle/ Junior Reading Olympics Booklist

Good luck readers!  If you're in the Middle/ Junior Reading Olympics, this list is for you!

(J) = in the Juvenile collection;  (D) = on Display in the Children's Room;  (YA) = in the Young Adult Collection

Almost Home by Joan Bauer  (J)

Angel Experiment, The by James Patterson  (YA)

Beauty by Robin McKinley (D)

Bomb The Race to Build -and Steal- The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (D) 623.4S

Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator (D)

Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (D)

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (J,D) 811.54W

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman (D)

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi (J)

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson (J) 973.7S

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (J) Biography COLVIN

Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (D)

Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney (D)

Courage Has No Color: the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone (D) 940.54S

Crossing, The: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy (D) 973.3M

Crossover, The by Kwame Alexander (D)

Double Identity by Margaret petersen Haddix (D)

Eragon by Christopher Paolini (YA)

Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock (D)

Fairy Tale Detectives, The by Michael Buckley (J-SERIES)

Fish in a Tree: A Novel by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (D)

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen  (D) 

Giver by Lois Lowry (J, D,YA)

Great Wide Sea, The by Madaline Herlong (D) 

Hero by Mike Lupica (J)

Holes by Louis Sachar (D)

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate (J, D)

Honest Truth, The by  Dan Gemeinhart (D)

I am Malala (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai (J 370.82Y, D)

Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon (YA)

Masterpiece by Elise Broach  (D)

Night Gardener, The by Jonathan Auxier (YA)

On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells  (J) coming soon!

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (D)

Popularity Papers, The: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Any Ignatow (D) 

Stanford wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee (D)

Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren (D) 

SYLO by D. J. MacHale (YA)

Thickety, The. A Path Begins by J. A. White (D)

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (D)

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor (YA)

Wild Things by Clay Carmichael (D) 

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen (D)

Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien (D) 

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Philbrick Rodman (D)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We're loaded with activities for fall!

Storytime, Books for Bedtime, Junior Friends, Let's Color, Teddy Bear Storytime, Hora de Cuentos... the list goes on and on! 

There's something for everyone this fall in the Youth Services Department! 

Check out our current flyer to see all the programs we're offering! Call the Youth Services Department for more information, or to sign up for any of our awesome programs! 610-258-2917 ext. 306

We can't wait to see you at the library!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mischief and Mayhem at the Teddy Bear Sleepover

On Friday, June 26, 24 children attended a special afternoon storytime with their stuffed animal friends. They listened to stories, sang songs, ate sweet treats, and then tucked their stuffed animals in for a weekend at the library.

When Miss Berry came into the library on Saturday morning, she found quite a mess!  Luckily, she was able to snap some photos of the stuffed animals exploring the Children's Room. Unluckily, she had puzzles, books, paint, and all kinds of things to put away.

The stuffed animals missed their owners, but had a lot of fun exploring the library after hours. What would you do on a library sleepover?