PBS Kids Family Nights

July 3, 2020 by
Tune in for Family Night Movies on CPTV PBS Kids • Connecticut ...

Every Friday night from 7-9 PM PBS is broadcasting family programming (which is repeated on Saturday and Sunday). Movie specials like ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘I am Madam President,’ and ‘D.W. and the Beastly Birthday’ are some of the shows being presented. Next week they are planning on Halloween in July with related themed viewing and activities from Wild Kratts and Arthur. PBS also has ideas from their Camp PBS Kids section. Visit the PBS parents page for ideas to keep the kids learning and having fun all summer.

Buster Loves Curbside Pickup

June 27, 2020 by

Buster has been using curbside pickup to borrow poetry books! Listen as he recites Shel Silverstein’s “Double-Tail Dog.” And if you would like to try curbside pickup too, complete this form and a librarian will call you when your order is complete.

A Good Kind of Trouble

June 27, 2020 by
Title: A Good Kind of Trouble, Author: Lisa Moore Ramée

Although Lisa Moore Ramee’s middle grade novel was released a year ago in 2019, it’s extremely timely for the events happening now regarding protest marches, justice and equality. Shayla is one of the few African-American students in her California school. Her best friends, Julia and Isabelle, are Asian and Latinx. They’ve been friends since elementary school and like to call themselves ‘The United Nations.’ Seventh grade brings changes to Shayla’s world. Julia has been hanging out with another group of friends and her older sister wears a black armband to show her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Shayla is just beginning to listen to the news and reports of the African-Americans being killed by the police. She is trying to understand why her sister feels so strongly about standing up for justice. But Shayla wants to be a ‘good girl’ and stay out of trouble. As the story evolves, Shayla is forced to decide how loud or silent she wants to be while still staying out of trouble- until trouble comes looking for her. “A Good Kind of Trouble’ is a great novel for grades 4/5 and up to read now and start a discussion. It recently appeared on a ‘Top 50 Books 6th Graders Should Read‘ list.

2020 Virtual Old Songs Festival

June 27, 2020 by

Get a sneak preview of our Summer Reading Program guests the Storycrafters as they perform tonight as part of the 2020 Virtual Old Songs Festival. Tune in at https://folkmusicnotebook.com/ to hear their performance after 7 PM, and check out more great performers live throughout the weekend!

Take a StoryWalk in Tallman Mountain State Park

June 26, 2020 by

Our StoryWalk is now up! Take a walk at Tallman Mountain State Park and read a children’s book at the same time. Our StoryWalk® features Gaia Cornwall’s “Jabari Jumps”—a warmhearted story about bravery and trying something new. As you take a short walk, you’ll follow numbered sign posts that display pages of the book. Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Jabari Jumps.

Park in the parking lot off 9W (across from the Mini Golf and beside the South Picnic Area) and take the Orange Trail to read the book!

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