Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Need something to do on a hot summer day?

Try drawing; it's a nice quiet activity to keep you cool. There are lots of drawing books available for you to checkout. Consider these:
Sketching Outdoors in Summer by Jim Arnosky
DragonArt by J. Neondragon Peffer
Draw 50 Monsters, Creeps, Superheroes, Demons, Dragons, Nerds, Dirts, Ghouls, Giants, Vampires, Zombies, and other Curiosities by Lee J. Ames
How to Draw Lettering by Judy Tatchell
Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm
Drawing Words, Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel
And there's more!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Looking for a good book?

Try this website:
www.bookadventure.org/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp
You can search for book suggestions that are appropriate for your reading level and taste. If we don't have the book you want to read, as to get it via Inter Library Loan.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Make Waves!

Get ready for the Summer Reading Program! Kids entering grades 6 and up can sign-up in one of three ways:

1. Sign up when you visit the library all day, any day beginning Monday, June 21.

2. NEW THIS YEAR!! You can sign-up online! Click on the Summer Reading Club blog and follow the instructions. (Click here http://srp.springfieldtownlibrary.org/ )

3. Come to Lunch at the Library on Tuesday, June 22 at noon. You can sign-up there while you eat pizza. (Be careful--don't get tomato sauce on the journals.)

The first 25 to sign up will receive a bag of goodies. Complete a Library Challenge card and win a $5 gift certificate to McDonald's or Friendly's and the chance to win a set of wireless headphones or an MP3 player.

Pick up a calendar of events the next time you are in the library or download a copy--the link is right under the photo of the books. Make special note of the Family Concert titled "African Rhythm and World Music" with instrumentalists Jay Cook and Steven Leicach on Thursday, July 8 at 6:30. Spend your summer at the coolest place in town--the Springfield Town Library!