Thursday, June 18, 2009

Children's Reading Chair

A great big thank you to Dawn Scaltreto and the Watertown Middle School Mural Club for donating a beautiful reading chair for the children of Watertown.

The chair has paintings on it from such pictures books as Curious George, Madeline, Where the Wild Things Are, and more!

Stop by the children's room to see this beautiful piece of art!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Invention of Hugo Cabret review by Addie

I read The Invention of Hugo Cabret and at the beginning it was a little sad because Hugo's father died...

It is a cool book because it is a really big book and it has a lot of pictures that are unique in a way.

I would recommend this book to people because I think everyone would think the pictures are amazing.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Reading 09

We've had loads of people asking about Summer Reading so I just wanted to give a quick post about what will be going on.

Here's the lowdown:

When? It begins Monday, July 6 and runs through Friday, August 14.

Who? The children's department serves children from birth through fifth grade (or roughly age 11) and all who fall in that category are welcome to participate.

What? READ! For every hour you read you can enter your name into a raffle. First prize is a $100 gift card to Farina's Bicycles in Watertown and second prize is $50 to Belmont Wheelworks.

This year's statewide theme is Starship Adventure. So, we want to see if the reading children of Watertown can get us to the moon. In addition to entering your name in the bike raffle for every hour you read, we also want you to come in, write your name on a rocket ship, and post it on our reading solar system. Each rocket ship represents about 100 miles to the moon. If everyone reads about ten hours we can make the 238,000 miles to the moon. Help us get there!

What else? We know you'll need a break from all that reading, so we have programs to give you that break.

Mondays-open craft
Tuesdays-stories and music for under-fives
Wednesday-special programs
Thursday-tween (3rd-5th grade) workshops
Friday- games (we'll bring out the wii a few times)
Saturday-Toddler Tumble.

Anything more?
Yes! We have a guessing jar with weekly prizes, discount museum passes, swag to get you started, and some cheerful librarians to help you along.

For more details stop by the children's department or go to our website.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DogEared: A book blog for kids, written by kids

Here's another way to find some good book recommendations from kids just like you! National Geographic's children's book blog, DogEared, has bloggers from age eight to eleven reviewing books and starting discussions on your favorite stories and topics. Check it out for a lead on your next book, to hear what books you might want to stay away from, or to find out what other book lovers like you are checking out.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beacon Street Girls - Worst Enemies/Best Friends review by Addie, Grade 3

I am reading Beacon Street Girls - Worst Enemies/Best Friends and I think it is good because all the girls become friends after a sleepovera dn the most funniest part is when a rat comes in a girls hair.

I would recommend this book to people because it is funny and there are not so good days.

-Addie, Grade 3