Thursday, November 11, 2010

Animals visit the Library!

Thanks to Dave, from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, we were treated to a visit from some native New Hampshire animals who are currently residents of the center. Dave explained how these species prepare for winter in the wild, and patiently answered all of our questions. Visiting today were a peregrine falcon, a wood turtle, two large brown bats, and best of all, a beaver! What a wonderful opportunity to get 'up close and personal' with New Hampshire wildlife---thanks, Dave!

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's November, and a chill is in the air....
As much as I hate to say goodbye to warmer weather, I have to admit to a certain fondness for the darker, colder days---which seem just perfect for curling up with a good book! Thank goodness the library is full of books to get us through the winter. Come on in and browse our Thanksgiving holiday collection, and take a look at the handprint "turkeys" that decorate our bulletin board--we had lots of fun printing them this morning!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Well, it’s voting season again, and that means it’s time for young children to vote for their favorite Ladybug Picture Book! If you’re not familiar with the Ladybug Picture Book Award, it’s a program run by the New Hampshire Center for the Book at the NH State Library. Early every year, a committee of children's librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles which they believe are the best in recent children's picture books. Then, during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced in December. The author and illustrator of the winning book will receive a crystal award created by Pepi Herrmann Crystal. To see the books on this year’s list, click here. If your child has read and enjoyed any of these titles, please come in and fill out a ballot! Ballots will be available in the Children’s Room until November 27th.