Kids Blog

  • Spanish for Kids!

    by evillebibliophile@evpl on Friday, February 12 2010, 9:27am
    North Park Branch Library will be offering a Beginner's Spanish Class and a Spanish story time starting in March. The Beginners class will start on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:30pm and will run through May 5th. The class will introduce Spanish basics...
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  • Books to Warm your Heart

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Monday, February 1 2010, 4:57pm
    February is full of holidays and special events, and we have books for every occasion. Here are some heart-warming books for that chilly mid-winter holiday, Valentine's Day ( February 14) and a bonus book for Black History Month. Dog meets Cat (and...
  • Bless You!

    by HipChick@evpl on Wednesday, January 27 2010, 12:52pm
    Do you have the flu? Achoo! Did you know that teaching your children to cover thier mouths when they cough or sneeze is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs? Achoo! Did you know that with the current H1N1 flu issues, having your...
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  • Beginning Recorder Class Registration is OPEN!

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Friday, January 8 2010, 2:00pm
    Central Library's Beginning Recorder Class is back! I am excited to announce that it has officially been one year since this course has been implemented and over 70 students have participated in this two month course and played at our student recital...
  • Linnea

    by Shh_ImReading@evpl on Tuesday, December 8 2009, 8:57am
    Linnea's Windowsill Garden and Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Björk and Lena Anderson are two garden books that are great even in cold weather! Linnea and I have something fun in common. We've both received amaryllis bulbs as Christmas...
  • Books are the BEST Presents!

    by kiya@evpl on Saturday, December 5 2009, 2:24pm
    At our house, we give a lot of books as gifts - that may be a librarian thing, or maybe just because our whole family loves to read. Some of the books we're giving this year: For a nearly 11 year old: When You Reach Me and First Light , both by Rebecca...
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  • Counting to Christmas

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Wednesday, December 2 2009, 3:13pm
    Waiting for an anticipated event (like Christmas) can be very difficult for young children, who have not developed a sense of the passage of time. Here are some books to help them count down the days. Counting to Christmas by Nancy Tafuri is a large-format...
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  • Kissing Coyotes (& otherwise keeping your word)

    by myzticrhythmz@evpl on Wednesday, November 25 2009, 3:19pm
    Kissing Coyotes by Marcia Vaughan Jack Rabbit likes to brag. First he tells his friend Roadrunner he can dance with a rattlesnake. Next he tells Gila Monster he can scare a herd of longhorn cattle, all by himself. Finally he boasts to Fox that he can...
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  • Two Books for Boys (and Adventurous Girls)

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Wednesday, November 25 2009, 12:53pm
    Kids who enjoy stories about knights in armor and medieval life will want to read Roland Wright, Future Knight. Ten-year-old Roland longs to be knight, but that's an honor reserved for the noble class, and not the son of a blacksmith. When armor made...
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  • Zany Wooden Toys

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Tuesday, November 3 2009, 1:04pm
    I'm not a woodworker myself, but if I were, I would want to work my way through all the projects in Zany Wooden Toys the Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly . It's a delightfully colorful book filled with excellent illustrative photos, clear and precise how...
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  • Books for Boys and Ghouls

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Friday, October 23 2009, 1:50pm
    With just about a week left until Halloween, most of the Halloween books in our Holiday collections have been snapped up and won't reappear until at least the Day of the Dead (Nov. 1). But here's a monstrous secret: many spooky stories are not...
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  • Animals and ABCs

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Tuesday, October 20 2009, 1:51pm
    Kids love animals, so Creature ABC will fascinate them with its range of familiar and not-so-familiar beasts.Photographs from Andrew Zuckerman's 2007 work Creature are arranged alphabet-book style, with a letter and photograph on facing pages, then...
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  • Cursed

    by HipChick@evpl on Friday, October 16 2009, 11:19am
    The Pire family was perfectly happy living on Nostfer Avenue. But, when the new neighbors move in, things change quickly. The Wolfson's stay up all night, they lock their windows, and they love sunshine! What's a happy vampire family to do? They...
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  • Holiday Harmony Multi-Cultural Event

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Friday, October 9 2009, 12:21pm
    We are currently looking for people to sing or speak the first verse of Silent Night in other languages. In the past we have had the pleasure of hearing this verse in Swahili, Navajo, Dutch, German, Japanese and Gaelic. If you or someone you know would...
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  • Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Thursday, October 8 2009, 2:20pm
    This is #7 in the Roscoe Riley Rules series by Katherine Applegate. It's just the thing for October! First-grader Roscoe is all excited about guessing the weight of the giant pumpkin in the bookstore window to win books for his school library -- and...
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