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Stories in the Park Is Back!

I’m so excited to get back outside with Stories in the Park! And our wonderful volunteer Chelsea will be helping me make it as fun as can be – thanks, Chelsea!

We had a perfect day for our first Stories in the Park. It was great to see familiar faces, and many new folks, too! Park goers may have heard a lot of moo-ing, baa-ing, and cockadoodledoo-ing as the theme was “Over on the Farm”!

Here’s a song:

You Can Hear the Animals Down on the Farm
(Tune: She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain)

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Stories in the Park is back

I’m so excited to get back outside with Stories in the Park! And our wonderful volunteer Chelsea will be helping me make it as fun as can be – thanks, Chelsea!

We had a perfect day for our first Stories in the Park. It was great to see familiar faces, and many new folks, too! Park goers may have heard a lot of moo-ing, baa-ing, and cockadoodledoo-ing as the theme was “Over on the Farm”!

Here’s a song:

You Can Hear the Animals Down on the Farm
(Tune: She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain)

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April & May Patron Comments

Patron Comments from April 2018

Comment:  Larry helped me place a hold requested for teaching assistant civil exam book they don’t have in FLLS (last year). He pulled it from world cat (Rochester Library), and inspired me to take the teaching assistant which is unpopular in this county. Without him I would not come this far to take the examination. And now we have book of Teaching Assistant Civil Service Exam book already which would help a lot of people in the county can step up in their job and become teaching assistants.

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Genre Spotlight: Children’s Picture Book Biographies

The children’s area boasts an amazing collection of biographies and the last couple of years have brought forth a great number of amazing additions. Titles that feature true life stories of people who teach, inspire, and expand our young readers’ curiosities as well as their world.

Below are a few of my personal picks from 2017 and 2018 (so far).  Visit our children’s biography section and discover your own favorites!

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Call for Curators

TCPL is now seeking curators for its 2019 art exhibit program. Four curated art exhibits on the theme Space will take place in 2019.  

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The Library at Night!

Ever wonder what the library is like at night?  Last week, during our Secrets of the Library writing program, author Anne Mazer and tween participants imagined what kinds of adventures could occur in a library at night.  After brainstorming, the room was rich with ideas including: an orphan finding a place of belonging, a nighttime garage band, and book characters coming to life when no one else was around.  Young writers in the program used their ideas as story writing prompts and many eagerly shared what they had written out loud with the group.

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Storytime highlights from April with Kelly!

Let’s start with April’s last-but-not-least storytimes, our DIA specials! "El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds." - ALA Dia.

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Illustrator Spotlight : Joe Cepeda

I first discovered Joe Cepeda long ago while preparing for my then Preschool Pajama Storytime through the book Captain Bob Sets Sail.  Captain Bob is a young boy with a very active imagination while he’s taking his nightly bath.  The vibrant illustrations caught my eye immediately.  They vibrate with energy and action and the characters exude warmth and charm.  After using that book very successfully in my storytime, I went in search for other Joe Cepeda books and was

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New! Take Home Sensory Kits at TCPL

The Library is proud to now offer take-home Sensory Kits! We are currently offering two Sensory Kits featuring interactive stories and toys such as stretchy bands, fidgets, and tactile stepping stones. We hope these kits will encourage families to incorporate movement and play into their home story times.

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Youth Services Staff Picks

Check out some of the books our children's librarians been reading and enjoying!  You'll find our reviews of books for kids and adults.  Enjoy!

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You Heard It At Storytime! : Baby Storytime

We had a huge group today and had a had a lot of fun! After our hello songs and rhymes, we read...

My Body by Jill McDonald

...and shared these to learn more about the different parts of our bodies:

Where Is Big Toe? from Storytime Secrets

Where is big toe? Where is big toe?
Here I am; here I am!
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
My big toe, my big toe.

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Review: Escape From Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Ricky Desmond isn’t insane.  True, he may have anger management issues, but he always thought that was something that he could deal with.  His parents have threatened to lock him up before, and they had almost gone through with it too.  Almost.  Except that this time, it was past an almost.

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