Come show off your Halloween costume and trick or treat with us between 4 and 6pm Halloween afternoon! Be sure to fly into other participating Spring Lake Village businesses too – just look for the pumpkin sign in their windows.
Storytime is Halloween-themed on both October 31 and November 1 too. Costumes are welcomed but not required.
A very spooky Halloween to all!
As part of our celebration of Teen Read Week 2013, the library is hosting a Twitter book review contest for kids ages 10-18! What’s a Twitter book review? Good question! A Twitter book review is saying what you liked or loved about a book – in 140 characters or less. It’s quick, easy, and straight to the point.
So how does this work? Here are a few examples to get you going:
FAULT IN OUR STARS – all of John Green’s books are great & this is the best. 2 kids with cancer fall in love. The end isn’t what you think
ENDER’S GAME – only one kid can save the world from the Bugs. Just remember – the enemy’s Gate is down. Read the book before the movie!
October is baseball playoffs and the start of hockey season. It’s outdoor football games with crisp air carrying the sounds of marching bands and the roar of the crowd. October is one last long bike ride or hike on the beach before winter closes in, and it’s getting costumes and decorations ready for Halloween. It’s also a month of lots of events happening at the library – including a one day used book sale, pumpkin painting, and magic show!
It’s another Big Library Read! Last spring was the first very successful Big Library Read, and now it’s happening again! What’s a Big Library Read? It’s when millions of eBook readers from all over the world can download and read a book at the same time. There’s no hold list for this book – everyone can check out and download the eBook or eAudiobook at the same time!
This time around, it’s a kids’ book that’s all Spring Lake District Library cardholders are invited to download and read – Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor. She’s the same Fancy Nancy that kids have grown up with, but now she’s a detective and ready to help save the day! This middle grade mystery is great for parents and kids to read or listen to together.
To check it out or learn more about Nancy Clancy, you’ll find it at Overdrive. You’ll need to log in with your Spring Lake library card number to check the book out. If you have any questions about how to check out and read eBooks, Overdrive’s help site has lots of good information. You’re also welcome to stop by the library, and we’ll be happy to help!
With the passing of Labor Day Weekend, summer seems to be officially over. Hopefully everyone had a restful long weekend to help prepare for the exciting start of a new school year today. While you’re stocking up on notebooks, backpacks, flash drives, and writing utensils, don’t forget to pick up one of the most important back-to-school supplies of all: a library card! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month making this the perfect time to register for a card if you don’t already have one. Or maybe your child is ready for his or her own card? Bring them into the library to sign up. And if your card has been lost somewhere, we’ll waive the $2 replacement fee during the month of September.