December 2012


Wow, 2013 is almost here! As always, with a new year comes new "resolutions," or determined intentions to do something new or make changes. Around the Children's Department, we've made our own resolutions.  See if YOU can match the staff member with their goal!

  • A. Rory
  • B. Andy
  • C. Shelley
  • D. Jenny
  • E. Jennifer
  • F.  Jen
  • G. Jose
  • H. Katie
  • I. Ben

1. Do at least 50 more pushups per day!
2. Write a novel!
3. Read more!
4. Drink 8 times more water!
5. Eat more fruits and vegetables!
6. Read more!
7. Finish the nursery before my baby is born!
8. Go to hot yoga at least once a week!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Travel more!

Answers: A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3, E-8, F-7, G-6, H-5, I-9

Rag Time

The new year brings lots of promises, hope, resolutions and the start of our new magazine subscriptions!

Jack and Jill is for ages 7 to 12 and is full of stories, activities, challenging puzzles, games, crafts, projects and contests.

Humpty Dumpty is for ages 5 to 7 and contains easy to read stories, cartoons, fun games, jokes, puzzles, activities, crafts and recipes. A Parent’s Choice 2012 award winner!

We've also started a subscription to Turtle for ages 3 to 5 with "Read to me" stories, rhymes and cartoons.

All of the Children’s Services magazines (even the current month) circulate for three weeks so check some out today!

Big News!

The Main Library Children’s Room will be closed from Monday, December 10 through Thursday, December 13. We’re moving things around to create a new dedicated space just for tweens! Especially for kids ages 9 to 13, the "Locker Block" will feature fun new stuff, including Google Chrome laptops, games and activities of all sorts, study areas, a new collection of tween-popular fiction, and cool comfy furniture. We'll keep you updated along the way. Thanks for your patience!