Father’s Day is around the corner. Do you have a plan to celebrate? Maybe you’ll make breakfast with your kid(s) that morning. We have lots of great children’s cookbooks, so you can find lots of easy, kid-friendly recipes. Check out the call number E 641 in the Children’s Room, our selection covers two shelves! We also have plenty of craft books if your kids want to make something special, explore the E 745.5 section. Let a librarian know if you need help.
Whatever you do, don’t forget that replicating what Dad did for Mom is fair game.
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Are you entering 1st-4th grade and can read independently? It’s time to apply to be a Summer Reading Buddy! The program is very nearly full, so get your application in fast.
This 6-week program takes place Monday evenings, at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th). Reading Buddies is a social program that promotes literacy through paired reading. Teens earn volunteer credit by helping young readers develop confidence in their reading and comprehension skills. Paired one hour reading sessions allow teens the opportunity to become mentors, and young readers the chance to make new friends while reading.
Please visit the Reading Buddies page for more information.
Applications are available now (please find on the Reading Buddies webpage above). Space is limited, and the deadline for all applications is Thursday, June 12, 2014! Teens are accepted on a first come, first serve basis so get your application in early!
Find out more about our teen programs and events at our Teen Page!
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Come join us for Family Story Time at the Franklin Park Branch on May 29th from 7- 7:45 PM. Enjoy stories together while building language skills. For grades pre-K to third grade. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions.
No registration is necessary.
This event is held at the Franklin Park Branch located at 3391 Rte. 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823. Located in the Franklin Towne Center.
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is this week’s staff pick, chosen by one of our superb Children’s Librarians!
“In this appealing novel set in 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move from Santa Monica to Alcatraz Island where his father gets a job as an electrician at the prison and his mother hopes to send his autistic older sister to a special school in San Francisco. When Natalie is rejected by the school, Moose is unable to play baseball because he must take care of her, and her unorthodox behavior sometimes lands him in hot water. He also comes to grief when he reluctantly goes along with a moneymaking scheme dreamed up by the warden’s pretty but troublesome daughter. Family dilemmas are at the center of the story, but history and setting–including plenty of references to the prison’s most infamous inmate, mob boss Al Capone–play an important part, too. The Flanagan family is believable in the way each member deals with Natalie and her difficulties, and Moose makes a sympathetic main character. The story, told with humor and skill, will fascinate readers with an interest in what it was like for the children of prison guards and other workers to actually grow up on Alcatraz Island.–Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Public Library”– School Library Journal.
This book is aimed at middle school students, and is a great, interesting read for boys and girls. It’s also the beginning of a series, so if you or your kids love it, the story continues!
We have multiple copies in print and an audiobook edition.
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