Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1KB4K Achievement

Congratulations to Phinnea P. for completing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

She is the second child to complete the program since its launch in October 2014!

See how everyone stacks up so far:

6 children have reached 
50 Books
7 children have reached 
100 Books
4 children have reached 
150 Books
4 children have reached 
200 Books
2 children have reached 
300 Books
2 children have reached
350 Books
2 children have reached 
550 Books
1 child has reached
650 Books
1 child has reached

750 Books
1 child has reached
900 Books
and 2 children have completed 1,000 Books!

Keep up the good work!

Check out our 1KB4K Wall of Achievement to see pictures of all children who complete the program.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stage 4: Butterfly

The fourth and final stage in the life cycle of a butterfly is the Adult Butterfly stage.  After the butterfly first emerges from its chrysalis, both of the wings will be soft and folded against its body.  After it has rested, it will pump blood in to the wings in order to get them working.  After about 3 or 4 hours this process will be complete, and the butterfly will be able to fly!

This butterfly has just hatched and it's wings are still soft...see how they droop a little bit at the tips?

Check out some of our other Butterfly posts:

Check out this video of one of the newly hatched butterflies flexing it's wings!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Great Picture Books to Read This Summer!

Heat Wave at Mud Flat by James Stevenson
Summersaults by Douglas Florian
Fireflies at Midnight by Marilyn Singer
Katie Catz Makes a Splash by Anne Rockwell
Lucille Camps In by Kathryn Lasky
Beach Day by Patricia Lakin
One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab by April and Jeff Sayre
Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once A Flower Bloomed by Lola Schaefer and Lindsay Barrett George 
Zigby Camps Out by Brian Peterson
Building Our House by Jonathan Bean
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano
Inside, Outside by Lizi Boyd
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Ol' Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein
Dirt On My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy
Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
My Happy Life by Rose Lagercrantz
On A Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne
To The Beach! by Linda Ashman
A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy
Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
Marilyn's Monster by Michelle Knudsen
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Reading Club 2016!

Click on the tab above to find out everything you need to know about our Summer Reading Club! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


We have caterpillars in the Children's Room again this year!  Stop by and check them out.  In the mean time, read up on the different stages of a butterfly's life with these posts:

Also, check out this video of one chrysalis exercising it's defense mechanism against what it thinks is a threat - but is really just another caterpillar.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Reading Lists

Please visit our Leveled Reading Lists tab (above) for an explanation of the Fountas and Pinnell Leveling system.  All of our leveled reading lists are available for you to browse.  Links are included to the record for the book in our catalog so you can see if it is currently available.

At this time there are partially completed lists for levels A-Y.  The lists will be updated regularly as we continue to level our collection.

If you would like to know what reading level a specific title is, please call or visit the Children's Reference Desk and a librarian will be happy to assist you.