Drawing Contest Winners

First Grade

1st Place - Valerie Bolton
2nd Place - Elizabeth Gritton
3rd Place - Rachel Dengsam-r2.jpg

Second Grade

1st Place - Sam Rinke
2nd Place - Olivia Markey
3rd Place - Anna Flucke

Third Grade

1st Place - Ellie Miller
2nd Place - Evelyn Change
3rd Place - Kavian Kalantari

erica-c2.jpgFourth Grade

1st Place - Katherine McCormack
2nd Place - Nathan Lucas
3rd Place - Naomi Mendoza

Fifth Grade

1st Place - Isabella Jaen-Maisonet
2nd Place - Rachel Li
3rd Place - Shae Delancy

Sixth Grade

1st Place - Taber Fisher
2nd Place - Erica Change
3rd Place - Zoey Sweeny

Congratulations to our winners!

Do You Know Dewey?

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The 300s section in the Dewey Decimal System includes many different topics, all under the general subject of Social Sciences. Here is a breakdown of what you will find:

 

300 - Social Issues (Immigration, Bullies, Divorce, Families)crime.gif
310 - General Statistics
320 - Goverment (Citizenship, Elections, Congress)
330 - Economics (Careers, Money)
340 - Law (Constitution, Famous Trials)
350 - Military Equipment
360 - Social Services (Police, Firefighters, Recycling)
370 - Education (History of Schools, Homework Help)
380 - Commerce, Communications, Transport (Airports, Mail Carriers, Truck Drivers)
390 - Customs, Etiquette, Folklore (Cultures, Holidays, Fairy Tales)

That's a lot of information in one section isn't it! Everything from
Coming to America: The Story of Immigration (J 304.8) to
 Cinderella's Dress (J 398.2). Take a look at the 300s the next time you stop by the library. With this kind of variety you're bound to find something you like!

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Tasha Tudor 1915-2008

tasha.jpg"Einstein said that time is like a river, it flows in bends. If we could only step back around the turns, we could travel in either direction. I'm sure it's possible. When I die, I'm going right back to the 1830s. I'm not even afraid of dying. I think it must be quite exciting." - Tasha Tudor

Tasha Tudor, award winning author and illustrator, died Wednesday, June 18th. Her illustrations have been used in nearly 100 books, including such classics as The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and The Night Before Christmas. Two books that she illustrated were also Caldecott Honor books:   1 is One and Mother Goose.

If you would like to learn more about the life of Tasha Tudor, you might enjoy reading Drawn From New England, which was written by her daughter, Bethany Tudor.

Do You Know Dewey?

prayer-for-a-child.gifTime for the 200s! In the Dewey Decimal System, the 200s are where you will find books about religions and mythology. This section of the library includes Bible stories, information about world religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and dance-sing.gifbooks on Mythology. Great books you will find in this section include the Caldecott Medal winning Prayer for a Child, as well as other titles such as: Cyclops, The Prince Who Ran Away and Dance, Sing, Remember: A Celebration of Jewish Holidays. Find a new book to read in the 200s the next time you stop by the library!

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Get To Know Your Library Staff - Rosemary

blog-pic.jpgGreetings! My name is Rosemary, and I work at the Indian Creek Branch. I've worked at the library for almost 11 years now.

I've always loved books! I homeschooled, and my parents made sure we had plenty of time for reading. Pretty much all they had to do to get me to read was hand me a book. I was introduced to a lot of classics by being given copies of them for birthdays and Christmas. All I have to do now is look at the inscription inside to know what year I read books like The Secret Garden, Little Women or The Hobbit.

One of my most treasured books is a signed copy of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Inside she wrote, "For Rosemary, tesser well." I've read it too half-magic.gifmany times to count and it is still one of my favorites.

Some of my fondest memories are of my mom reading aloud books like Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and Half Magic to my brothers and me. That's part of the reason why       I started To Be Continued at the Indian Creek Library.    I love to read aloud chapter books, and this allows me to share some of my favorites. To Be Continued will be meeting every Monday at 4pm this summer. Come join us!

When I'm not working or reading I like to play board games with my friends, crochet and travel!

Do You Know Dewey?

words-hurting.gifLast month we talked about the 000s, and this month it's time to learn about the 100s! You may not find a lot of books in the 100s section in the children's department, but there are still some great books in there! This area is where you will find books on Philosophy and Psychology.

Some fun books from the 100s section include Real Ghosts by Daniel Cohen and Walter Wick's Optical Tricks.

Other books you might find include:

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What great books will you find in the 100s? Check it out the next time you're at the library!

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Do You Know Dewey?

dewey.jpgMeet Melvil Dewey! Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) was the librarian who came up with the system we use to organize books in the library. The Dewey Decimal Classification System goes from 000 to 999, and if you've ever wondered what all of those numbers mean, we're here to help you out! Each month we'll talk about a section of the Dewey Decimal System, starting this month with the 000s.

These are just a few of the book that can be found in the 000s on the library shelves. The 000s go from 000 to 099. This is where you will find general reference books like encyclopedias and almanacs, as well as information about computers, libraries and the unexplained (such as Bigfoot and UFOs). 

I used to love to look through the Guinness World Records books. You can find out about all kinds of fascinating records, from the largest collection of bookmarks (71,235 by Frank Divendal) to the oldest roller coaster in continuous operation (The Scenic Railway at Luna Park in Australia).

What is your favorite thing to read about in the 000s?

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Happy New Year!

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We may not celebrate the new year until January 1st, but last Saturday at both libraries kids learned about how and when other cultures celebrate the new year. They then got to make their own Shofar for the Jewish New Year and mask for the Celtic New Year!

 

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Thanks to Cultural Crossroads for presenting this wonderful program!

Chemistry for Kids

Here are a few picture from our Chemistry program last Tuesday.

The St. James students did a wonderful job presenting the experiments, and everyone had a great time!

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Did you enjoy this program? Leave a comment and let us know what you thought!

Chemistry for Kids

100_0543.jpgLast year it was exploding eggs and dry ice races. What will it be this year? Students from the Honors Chemistry class at St. James Academy will be coming to the Indian Creek library on November 6th to present our Chemistry for Kids program. Kids in grades 3-6 will have the opportunity to participate in several science experiments! 

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Register at either library,
or call (913) 971-5235.

It's going to be a blast!

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