When a boy moves into a new neighborhood he devises a way to meet new people and make new friends. Neville!? Where did he go? A fun read-aloud for ages 4 and up.
Earlier today the library had an interesting visitor. A Red-tailed hawk rested for a while in the trees outside the front entrance. According to a wonderful new book, National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds: A Beginner's Guide, the Red-tailed hawk is the most common hawk in the United States.
Learn all about the birds in your backyard with the help of these wonderful resources.
The teen advisory board of the UAPL recently sponsored a poetry contest for grades K-12. The winner of the K-4 Division was Graci J. Here's Graci's winning poem:
Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow where the stars shine shine bright.
Over the Rainbow where there is no fright.
Where the sun is shining,
the clouds are no longer crying.
That's where I'll be.
Where there is good and no evil.
The music is calm and there is always a song.
Where the sunset follows the moon and stars,
where everyone is happy where they are.
That's where I'll be.
When I wake and see my destination,
I can always to back to my imagination
I can take a ride on a shooting star,
go back to a place called Over the Rainbow.
That's where I'll be.
We have lots of great poetry books waiting for you at the library. Stop in and check them out when you get the chance. We'd love to see you!
Looking for an idea for a family outing that is fun and educational? Check out the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden's newest interactive family exhibit “Amazing Butterflies” which opened May 17th. To help prepare for your visit check out some of our books about the life cycle of a butterfly.
- Butterfly Birthday by Harriet Ziefert
- The Butterfly House by Eve Bunting
- Butterfly Garden by Margaret McNamara
- A Butterfly's Life by Lee Landley (EBOOK)
- A Monarch Butterfly's Journey by Suzanne Slade (EBOOK)
- From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Following the Life Cycle by Suzanne Slade (EBOOK)
- Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost
Ever wonder what the smelliest fruit on the planet might be? Do you know what country serves fried grasshoppers as a common snack? Did you know that the eye muscle is the strongest muscle in the body? You can find even more curiosities in books such as That's Awesome! The World's Most Amazing Facts & Records. Inquisitive minds (or reluctant readers) can satisfy their curious cravings for the strange, mysterious, outrageous, weird, freaky or just plain gross with some of these book suggestion from the Youth Department at UAPL.
- Awesome Animal Trivia by Lucy Rauker
- Big Book of Gross Stuff by Bart King (EBOOK)
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! Curioddities
- Ultimate Weird But True
- Weird US: A Freaky Field Trip Through the 50 States by Matthew Lake
- The World's Strangest Unexplained Mysteries by John Hawkins (EBOOK)
- Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Gross Junior Edition) by David Borgenicht (EBOOK)
- Ye Olde Weird But True!: 300 Outrageous Facts From History by Cheryl Harnes
March 3, 2014 marks the 17th year of celebrating the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. To help support this occasion, the Lane Road Library is hosting a Dr. Seuss Craft day on Wednesday, March 5 at 4:00 for children ages 2 and up. Stop by to make your own “Cat in the Hat” hat and a Lorax finger puppet. Check out the following links for more ideas on how you can celebrate at home!
The third Monday in February we celebrate our Presidents.
Let's also celebrate the President's wives, daughters and sisters that were America's First Ladies!
From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, there have been 44 first ladies.
Here are some fun facts about the women who really ran the White House.
Dolley Madison (#4) was well known for saving important documents and the portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart during the War of 1812. The portrait is 62 inches by 97 inches! You can view this famous painting at the Smithsonian . She was also hostess for the previous President Thomas Jefferson, whose wife had died many years before.
Lucy Hayes (#19) was from Ohio and started the first Easter Egg Roll in 1877.
Frances Folsom (#22 and #24) married Grover Cleveland in the first wedding ever held in the White House in 1886.
Caroline Harrison (#23) was an artist who helped decorate the first Christmas tree in the White House in 1889. Mrs. Harrison was also responsible for bringing electricity to the White House.
Pat Nixon (#37) was the first First Lady to wear pants in public.
Hillary Clinton (#42) was the only First Lady to be elected to public office. She served two terms as United States Senator from New York. Hillary was also the first to host a webcast from the White House.
Eight Presidents were Ohioans! Canton, OH is home to the National First Ladies Library in America, the only one in the United States. It is the former home of William and Ida McKinley (President #25) and features rotating exhibits in their home and the education center next door.
Happy Mr. and Mrs. Presidents Day!
Yesterday, the American Library Association announced the winners of the best children’s and teen books published in 2013. Copies of all these wonderful books can be reserved in our catalog.
If you like well-illustrated books, check out the Caldecott winner, “Locomotive” by Brian Floca.
The Newbery award for outstanding writing went to “Flora & Ulysseys: the illuminated adventures” by Kate DiCamillo.
“Parrots Over Puerto Rico” by Susan L. Roth was recognized with the Robert F. Sibert Informational Award.
Beginning readers should check out “Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli, the winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award.
For the complete listing of awards, their winners, and honor books, visit ALA’s website. (http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/01/american-library-association-announces-2014-youth-media-award-winners)
Creepy…weird…disturbing…deranged…quirky…enchanting…spooky. These are all words that readers have used to describe Ransom Rigg's first novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Lucky for us, Mr.Rigg's has recently released the sequel, Hollow City, in which Jacob Portman journeys to London to save the magical world of all things peculiar…well, ya know, maybe you should just watch this book trailer. Be prepared to be totally creeped out!
If you'd like to more about Ranson Riggs, or just some random facts about him (like his favorite word), check out this interview:
A good book to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day is I Have a Dream illustrated by Kadir Nelson. The words are from Martin Luther King Jr's speech delivered over 50 years ago. Kadir Nelson is an amazing artist that has brought to life Mr. King and others that believe in equality for all peoples. Recommended for ages 5 and up.