Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2010

This year the summer reading theme centered around water. Every month, when children reached their goals they got to design a "splasher" and put their name on it.

Each month the shape of the "splasher changed; the three shapes were shell, starfish and fish.

As you can see, we had a lot of people contribute to the wall, and the goals ranged from five books a month to 120 books per month!

Well done everyone who made this a success.
Great reef of readers

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Starting Thursday September 2nd at 11 AM the Chevy Chase Library will be offering a five week program on reading to your baby. Each week will focus on a new skill. Space is limited to 15 caregivers.

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This Saturday September 4th starting at 10 AM the Chevy Chase Library will be having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer reading program.  This years theme was "Make a Splash", and we will be having games, prizes and fun!

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

book cover
The Chevy Chase DC Library's book club selection for September is Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.  This humorous memoir follows the author through his North Carolina childhood, through his adult life in New York City, to his recent move to France, where he struggles to learn the language. 

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read

Published on Friday, August 20, 2010

How we read to children is as important as how frequently we read to them.  With school beginning very soon, here are some helpful suggestions to use with pre-schoolers as well as even younger children, as we begin to reinforce those early literacy skills.

Children learn most from picture books when they are actively involved with the reader and the book.  “Dialogic Reading is an interactive shared reading technique designed to enhance early literacy skills and language development.”  It is the child and adult having a conversation about the pictures and the text that is most important.  Research from the U.S. Department of Education shows that dialogic reading is based on three main strategies:

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Purple and black origami cranes mark the new entrance to the expanded Teen Zone at the Chevy Chase Library. Within the new space, one of the additions is a study table and chairs. Just to the right of the new burgundy curtain, there is a cork board for Teens to post reviews, make recommendations or even post a poem. The space is warm and cozy, but has a large window so it still feels open. We invite you to come on in and see how your library is changing.

Welcome to the Teen Zone!

Battle of the Wizards!

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2010

This month the Character Death Match featured two beloved characters: Gandalf the Grey/White, from Lord of the Rings vs. Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter Series.

And the Winner is......

Albus Dumbledore with a whomping willow 74 votes out of 115!

Voting Slips from Character Death Match

It’s All About the Water and Stayin’ Cool

Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Come join us in the Children’s Room for a four week series of children’s films appropriate for ages three and up. All movies are free and will be shown on Wednesday afternoons  beginning at 1:30.

Wednesday,  July 28, 2010 – The Little Mermaid
Wednesday,  August 4, 2010 – Finding Nemo
Wednesday,  August 11, 2010 – Atlantis: the Lost Empire
Wednesday,   August 18, 2010 – The Magic School Bus Catches A  Wave

The Cool Place to Be...Literally!

Published on Monday, July 26, 2010

On July 26, at 1 p.m. when the doors opened to the Chevy Chase Library, people poured in to escape the heat. Even though the temperature had not hit the 100 mark, much of the community had suffered power outage from the weekend's storm. As time passed, more and more new faces were seen, and these first-time users learned how to get a library card, access the computer and even check out materials.
Laptop and computer seekers filled every chair, table and outlet. The phone was ringing off the hook with inquires about our hours, air, and wi-fi access. The library became a hub where neighbors greeted each other, and commiserated while waiting for their turn to check their e-mail. Laptop users could be found hunkered down near any available outlet savoring the library’s free wi-fi.

The City of Summertime Festivals

Published on Friday, July 16, 2010

Milwaukee display window

It's summer!   And while some people head south for vacations this time of year, many have found a surprising destination: Milwaukee.  Milwaukee hosts festivals all summer, including the world's largest music festival, Summerfest.