Take an Audio Book in the Car!

IMG_1280It’s summer, and you’ve got travelling in your near future.

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Whether you want to keep your mind alert or you need to keep the kids occupied, consider picking up an audio book from the library.  
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We have something for everyone in the vehicle, from biographies to non-fiction, and fiction for all ages, whether toddler, teen, child or adult. 

So before you hit the road, come to the library or click the arrow or the grey box below to begin your search from home!

CLICK RIGHT HERE!

 

Get the “Scoop” on Summer Learning

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library will be the site for Summer Learning Opportunities starting on June 11 and running through August 1.

 

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Saturday, June 11th will feature our  Fifth Annual Touch a Truck Event.  Children of all ages are invited to come to King Street Park and meet drivers who are an important part of how we get good and services.  Dump Trucks, Excavators, Fire Trucks, and more will be on display from 10-2.  Hands On Activities will also be occurring at King Street Park.

 

 

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School Age Summer Learning: Children who have completed Kindergarten to Sixth Grade are invited to sign up for the library’s  “TEAM” this summer.  Each week, beginning on June 13 will feature speakers and activities around many sports and games.  Programs are held on Mondays from 1-3 PM, Tuesdays from 6-7 PM and Thursdays from 10-11AM.

Wee Ones:  Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers can join the Library “TEAM” this summer with their grown ups.  Programs will be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM.  Come and join the fun as we jump like frogs, wiggle and giggle our way through books and music.  Programs will begin on June 15

 

 

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Cruise Into Kindergarten:  This program is perfect for children entering Kindergarten.  Starting  June 24,  Friday mornings will help your soon to be Kindergarten Bound child, meet others, increase skills, and get ready for their next BIG step in the fall.  Registration is limited to 10 children. Programs will be held on Fridays from 10:30-11:30 AM

 

 

Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Reading Lounge!  Summer Style!  We loved our TRL Teens who participated in 8 weeks of  our first ever Teen Reading Lounge.  We will be offering Teens 12 and older a taste of Teen Reading Lounge in the summer.  Starting on June  23 we will start Teen Reading Lounge with some local history sessions about the Civil War.  Sessions will include local historians, the possibility of field trips,  art, and more.  Of course, BOOKS will be an important part of the program.  Registration is limited to 10 teens.

 

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Lunch and Learn:  The Summer Lunch Program is back!!  We will be a host site for the Children’s Free Summer Lunch program.  Monday-Friday, you can stop in and enjoy a book or activity while having a healthy lunch.  The program is free for children preschool to age 18. The only “rule” is that lunches must be consumed at the library.  Come and have lunch on us, starting June 13 at 11:00.

Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Reading Lounge

Shikellamy School District, Schools for the 21st Century are joining us for “Teen Reading Lounge!” Our first program will be on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 PM. If you are a TEEN and want to come to an interactive, creative, and AWESOME book club, give us a call or message!

http://www.pahumanities.org/initiatives/essential-education/teen-reading-lounge/2015-16-launch

http://pahumanities.org/initiatives/essential-education/teen-reading-lounge

*New – AV2 Collection!

We are very excited to announce our new AV2 Collection!AV2

AV2 Books are a terrific resource for Children and Young Adults.  Not only are they wonderful hardback books full of beautiful pictures, they contain an online component to continue and advance your information even farther!

Click here for a demo of what the online component looks like:  http://www.av2books.com/elephantdemo/av2-45.html.  Although, we do not have this exact title, we are sure there will be a topic you will enjoy!

These books would be perfect for a student doing a first time report, a teacher to use in class (most titles even have a Smart Board interaction), home school students, and more!

We have titles from A-Z.  For a more detailed list, just type “AV2” into the search bar of our online catalog:  http://192.168.1.10/researcher#_

 

 

Youth Mini-Review: House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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“This is a book full of people being scared but yet brave and heroic.  If you like these things, you should read this book.”

Write your own Mini-Review! Whether new, or not-so-new, tell us what you thought of the book, in 200 words or less, even just a sentence or three. Loved it? Hated it? Would you recommend it? Why? We’ll post your review here on the library’s blog and you can share it wherever you’d like.