Spring 2014 Events and Information
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game! Babe Ruth – baseball player
Read Aloud 15 minutes each day! You can make a difference in your child’s chances for school success by reading 15 minutes each day. See youth services staff for more information about this campaign or for suggestions about reading to your child. Start today, the changes will last a lifetime. To learn more…
National Library Week Events: Book Cover Bingo 4/14 @ 1:30 pm & 4:15 pm Family Program; Legos & pizza 4/15 @ 3:00 pm Grades 4-6; Drop-in egg decorating between 4/16 3:30-4:30 pm Family Program (bring 6 hard cooked eggs in their shells with you to class); “I Love the Library story time 4/17 @ 10:30 am for ages 2 1/2-5 @ 1:30 pm for ages 3 1/2-5 & @ 4:15 pm for grades K-grade 1.
Meet the New Jersey Snakeman! The snakeman will bring eight non-venomous species to visit the Bernardsville Library on Saturday, May 17 @ 2:00. Pre-registration is required. To register link here.
Did you know that we have a children’s version of our online catalog? Click here to try out our child-friendly version.
Becoming Joe DiMaggio by Maria Testa - J 811.54 TES. It is the summer of 1936. The Yankees have a new center fielder whose name sounds like music and Papa-Angelo has a new grandson whose name is Joseph Paul. Testa’s tender verse novel tells a story about love that is a hopeful and ageless as the American dream.
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman - J 811:54 FLE. A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects. Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world — from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles — but an excellent celebration of life.
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest Lawrence Thayer – J 811.52 THA. ”And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out.” Those lines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner.
Oh, No! Where Are My Pants and Other Disasters: Poems edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins – J 811.008 OHN. ”It was simply the worst the most terrible day.” Nothing but NOTHING was going my way. Ever have one of those days? The narrators of these fifteen poems have. They’ve had worm-in-the-apple days, friends-moving-away days, even forgetting-my-pants days. If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to have a really bad day, this special collection of funny, outrageous poems is for you!
At the Crack of the Bat compiled by Lillian Morrison – J 811.008 AT. Noted poet and anthologist Lillian Morrison has gathered poems–some classic, some lesser known–that bring the crack of the bat, the cheers of the crowd, and the full flavor of the ballpark home to readers in a collection that honors America’s favorite pastime.
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings by Doug Florian – J 811:54 FLO. ”Ste-go-SAUR-us Her-bi-VOR-ous dined on plants inside the forest…” So begins a poem about the “roof lizard” in Doug Florian’s book of prehistoric poems and paintings. If you love dinosaurs, you will love these poems about amazing dinosaurs, including everyone’s favorite, T-Rex! Be sure to check the “Glossarysaurus” for fun facts about the dinos, too!
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech - J FIC CREECH. It’s a novel…it’s a diary…it’s written in verse. It’s the story of a boy who doesn’t want to write poetry: “I tried. Can’t do it. Brain’s empty.” But wait and see what happens when he connects with a poem and author Walter Dean Myers, and finally puts pen to paper. It’s a MUST READ!
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