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Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

School Clock

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting 5 books about starting school that will help make the transition as smooth as snack pudding.  

Ah, the smell of a new pack of crayons, the moans of children being awakened from a deep summer’s slumber, sharpened yellow pencils with pink erasers, the excitement of the fresh and new is in the air. Yep! you guessed it. Its back to school time. Sidebar, parents no dancing allowed, please! Whether your children are starting daycare, headed to preschool for the first time, entering kindergarten, or starting a new school, it's pretty much the norm for tummies to be filled with butterflies. Help ease their nerves -- and get them excited -- with some great books about going to school. Here are 5 outstanding books about starting school that will help make going to school seem so very cool! 

 

  DavidDavid's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each school day with trouble-and are sure to bring a smile to even the best-behaved reader.
  Kissing HandTransitions, like starting school, can be very worrying for young children. Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand provides comfort and reassurance to children 3 to 8. Chester Raccoon is scared about starting kindergarten, so his mother tells him a family secret - the story of the kissing hand. Knowing her love will always be with him is a great comfort to Chester, and the story may provide similar comfort to your apprehensive little ones.
  ChuChu, the adorable little panda first introduced in Chu's Day, is back in this entertaining picture book by Neil Gaiman. The story will tickle the funny bones of children 2 to 6. It will also provide some reassurance to children apprehensive about starting school when they learn about, and laugh at, Chu's experiences on the first day at school.  
  MouseMouse decides to hide inside a bright red backpack...and ends up at school! As he explores this place full of colors, letters, and numbers, Mouse discovers a world beyond his imagination—and makes some friends along the way.  Mouse finds a world of new objects and new friends. Mouse's First Day of School is sure to entertain children with its simple, energetic text and sweet illustrations, as well as get readers excited about their own first trips to school.
  WowFrom science and storytime, to music and math, Izzy's classroom is full of new things to explore, and she's not going to miss one of them! This essential book in the WOW! Series captures all the excitement of a bright, colorful new classroom, reducing first-day jitters all the while. This is a must-have introduction to school.

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

This Saturday, stop by the library for the Friends of the Northeast Library Book Sale.

The sale will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and feature lots of materials to choose from, including:

  • Children's books
  • Books
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • DVDs
  • CDs

And if you're interested in helping out your local library, why not join the Friends?  You can join in person at the library, 

Also, follow the Friends of the the Northeast Library on Facebook.

Battling Bullies

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic.

This Friday, we are highlighting bullying. With school back in session, it's important to shed a light on bullying in its various forms. Children and teens need to recognize the signs of bullying, know that it is not something to be tolerated, and feel comfortable talking to their peers and adults about bullying.

I've come up with five great resources on bullying, bullying prevention, enabling and more.

Labor Day

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome to Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting Labor Day and the Labor Movement. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. 


September's book is "Broken Harbor" by Tana French

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The elevator at Northeast Library is temporarily out of order. The children's room and restrooms are currently only accessible by stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

3d printing collageThis summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future. Next we used a free program called Tinkercad.com to upload a few digital models of objects we found on the Thingaverse website.

Popular and Classic Easy Reader Read Alikes

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are taking a look at some classic and popular easy readers series and matching them with new series. 

Great easy readers series are gobbled up like ice cream by voracious new readers. Easy readers have simple vocabulary, sentences, and plots paired with very explanatory illustrations and lots of white space for young eyes learning to focus. Little ones read them many at a time which often leaves lots of whole series gone at a particular time. Fear not, here is a handy list:
 

Simple Summer Science Experiments

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting simple summer science experiments to do at home with your children.  Are you experiencing a summer meltdown because your kids are riding your last nerve? Have your children forgotten what they learned all school year? Have you run out of fun ideas to do with your kids this summer? Have you heard the words “I’m bored” more times than you can count?  Well, have no fear; the NOE Library is here to the rescue with simple summer science experiments! Keep your children engaged in learning over the summer with these creative and fun ideas so they don’t forget what they worked so hard to learn all school year.

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Through the Perilous FightThis month marks the two hundred year anniversary of the burning of Washington by the British as a part of the (slightly misnamed) War of 1812.

Crafting Fun for the Whole Family

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. With the record heat, this Friday, we are offering up a selection of resources to keep the fun going for when you simply can't have fun outdoors. Go on, get crafty!


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