Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Summer Drawing Contest!
1st Place - Addy Bell
2nd Place - Will Siuda
3rd Place - Sam Funk
1st Place - Nikki Lau
2nd Place - Allyson Adams
3rd Place - Kaitlyn Thompson
1st Place - Sophia Caputo
2nd Place - DaNae Estabine
3rd Place - Emily Burnett
1st Place - Valerie Bolton
2nd Place - LyLena Estabine
3rd Place - Anna Stovall
1st Place - Christine David
2nd Place - Riley Delancy
3rd Place - Simmi Rana
Click here to view all of the drawing contest entries.
We had more than 100 entries in our art contest this year, and after much discussion, our judges have chosen the winners! Winning entries will be on display at the main library August 1-14 and at Indian Creek August 17-31, and may be picked up in September. All other entries may be picked up at any time.
Our winners are:
1st place - Savindu Buluwana
2nd place - Sarah Lee
3rd place - Jenna Lindsey
1st place - Valerie Bolton
2nd place - Brianna Thompson
3rd place - Jennifer Chasteen
1st Place - Christine David
2nd place - David Qi
3rd grade - Vladimir Honc
1st place - Christopher Tian
2nd place - Maria Caputo
3rd place - Joe Robson
1st place - Katherine McCormack
2nd place - Christian Lee
3rd place - Alexandria Tomski
1st place - Ahna Valdez
2nd place - Brice Boehmer
3rd place - Rachel Li
Click here to see all the fabulous drawings that were entered inÂ our contest.
What do you get when you put together paper, glue, magazines, macaroni and pipe cleaner? Some amazing creations! At the end of the hour we had everything from beach scenes to tigers. Check out some of the artwork below.
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We finally made it to the end! The 900s let you travel the world from the comfort of your home. Go back in time and learn about mummies and pyramids. Return to the days of knights and castles.Â Explore shipwrecks, search for buried treasure, but watch out for the pirates! Travel around the world and learn about how people live in India, or check out a book about Kansas and learn about your own backyard. Here's a breakdown of everything you'll find in the 900s.
900 - Geography & History
910 - Explorers & Atlases
920 - Flags
930 - Archaeology & Ancient Civilizations
940 - Knights, Castles, World War I & II, European Countries
950 - Asian & Middle Eastern Countries
960 - African Countries
970 - North & Central American Countries, American History, States
980 - South American Countries
990 - Pacific Islands, Australia
Do you know what you will find in the 800s in the library? I'll give you a hint.
"Twas the night before Christmas,Â when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
The 800s are where you will find literature and poetry, including The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
Did you know that if all of the books in the library were put in order using the Dewey Decimal System, the fiction books would actually be in the 800s? That's right, The Adventures of Captain Underpants would be right there under the number 813! We have so many fiction books though, that we make it easier for you to find what you're looking for by pulling them out of the Dewey Decimal section and giving them their own section.
Usually when people come into the library looking for the 800sÂ they'reÂ wanting a book of poetry. Do you like Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein? It's right there under 811.54, along with many other wonderful books of poetry.
You will also find plays in the 800s, so if you're wanting to read some Shakespeare, look under 822. Or perhaps you're interested in auditioning for a play yourself. The 800s are also where you will books of monologues, perfect for auditions!
There are many great books in the 800s section. Take a look the next time you come visit us!
What doÂ skyscrapers and skateboarding have in common? They can both be found in the 700s! Books aboutÂ skyscrapers are in the 720s withÂ architecture, and skateboarding booksÂ areÂ in the 790s with recreational and performing arts. Here's a list of what subjects you will find in the 700s section at the library.
700 - Arts
710 - Landscaping & Area Planning
720 - Architecture
730 - Sculpture, Ceramics & Metalwork
740 - Drawing
750 - Painting
760 - Graphic Arts
770 - Photography & Computer Art
780 - Music
790 - Sports, Games & Entertainment
The drawing and sports books are particularly popular in the 700s, but did you know this is also where you will find Where's Waldo books? They're right there in the 790s!
We're moving on to the 600s section this month. Last month I mentioned that books about pets aren't in the 500s. Did you figure out why that is? Wild animals are in the 500s, which is where you find science books. The 600s, however, are about how people use science, so this is where you will find farm animals and pets. Here's what you will find in the 600s.
600 - People Using Science and Technology
610 - Human Body
620 - Transportation (trucks, cars, etc.)
630 - Farming, Gardening, Pets
640 - Cook Books, Sewing
650 - Secret Codes
660 - How Food is Made
670 - Paper Making
680 - Woodworking
690 - Building
If you like toÂ learn about how things work, this is the section for you. You can also find books about training your dog, taking care of your pet snake, cooking your favorite dessert or making a Halloween costume!
What's your favorite book in the 600s?
To Be Continued will be starting a new book on Monday, October 20th. There's never been a better time to start coming! We meet every Monday from 4pm-5pm at the Indian Creek Library. Each weekÂ we read aloud several chapters of a book.Â We continue the book the following weeks until it is finished, then start a new one. Puzzles and coloring pages will be provided (in case you want something to work on while you listen), and we always have popcorn!
Our next book will be The Lemonade Trick by Scott Corbett.
A mysterious potion mixed by Kerby with his chemistry set has a beneficial effect on the neighborhood bully, but also wreaks havoc at the Sunday School pageant.
I hope you'll join us next week as we start this great book!
Questions? Call (913) 971-5235.
The 500s section in the library has all sorts of cool books about math and science. Here's a breakdown of what you'll find:
500 - Natural Sciences
510 - Mathematics
520 - Astronomy
530 - Physics
540 - Chemistry
550 - Earth Sciences & Geology
560 - Fossils & Prehistoric Life
570 - Life Sciences; Biology
580 - Plants (Botany)
590 - Animals (Zoology)
So the next time you're wondering where all of the dinosaur books are,Â take a look in the 560 section (Fossils & Prehistoric Life). Or, if you really likeÂ monkeys you might want to look in the 590s. You won't find pets in the 500s section though. Wondering why? Check back next month to find out the answer! Meanwhile, you'll find me in the 510s, checking out the math books!
The 400s are where you willÂ find books about languages. This is where you'll find dictionaries, thesauri andÂ books aboutÂ parts of speech.Â If you've forgotten what a noun is youÂ might pick up A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun. Can't decide whether to use a comma or a semi-colon? Try The Perfect Pop-Up PunctuationÂ Book.
This is also the section for you if you want to learn a foreign language. You'll find books to teach you Sign Language, Spanish, Italian, French and many others. There are even books aboutÂ hieroglyphs!
Explore the world of languages the next time you stop by the library!