Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crayon Tree Party

What fun we had decorating our very own trees to hold our crayons. We started out the party with a story and some coloring pages. Next we got into the feathers, stickers, ribbons, pipe cleaners, and flowers to decorate our glitter covered trees (painted paper towel rolls). The creativity flowed well in to snack time when we ate cookies and drank apple juice.  We had such a good time! Share in the fun by viewing our pictures at Facebook Crayon Tree Album

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Program Reminder: Puppets Pizzazz is Coming on Thursday!

Puppets Pizzazz is performing at the Tredyffrin Library in the large meeting room upstairs on Thursday, December 29 from 11:00 am till 12:00 noon. We anticipate a large turnout, so please allow yourselves enough time to find a parking place, hang up your coats, and take your seats.

Puppets Pizzazz shows take familiar songs, but they twist and satirize them in fun, kid-appropriate ways. For 2011, they're featuring songs like Lady Ga Ga's "Poker Face" (changed to "Baby Face" with all the baby animals that live in a pond and why they shouldn't be taken out of their environment), "Footloose" (changed to the yummy "Cupcakes"), and "Can't Get Next to You" (sung by animals you...can't get next to). For more information on Puppets Pizzazz, check out their website.

The show is appropriate for all ages, but please keep our Unattended Children Policy in mind:
1. Children under the age of 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver who remains with (and closely supervises) the child in the program room.
2. Children ages 6-9 years old need not be in the immediate presence of a parent/caregiver, but the parent/caregiver must remain within the library building.
3. Children ages 10 and older may participate in the library unattended as long as they follow all library regulations.
4. Children of any age with special physical, mental, or emotional needs which render supervision necessary must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times.

We look forward to seeing you at the show! If you have any questions, please call us at 610.688.7092 x210.

Books In Brief: 999 Tadpoles

Reviewer: Carla

The name of the book being recommended: 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura

Please give us five reasons why this book is awesome:

1. A proud Mother Frog and Father Frog.

2. 999 energetic little baby tadpoles.

3. A "situation" involving a scary snake and a hungry hawk.

4. A dramatic yet happy ending.

5. Charming text and perky illustrations.

How can I find this book in the library?
It can be found in the Children's Department, in picture books, under the call number jE KIM.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snow Princess Party 2011

Our party was a success. Many beautiful princesses came together dressed in the most beautiful costumes. We enjoyed a delightful story called Waking Sleeping Beauty and played a fun game of pass the slipper. This special slipper was the most colorful and dazzling shoe you will ever see. The winner of pass the slipper and the winner of our raffle both went home with a sparkling tiara.

No princess costume is complete without a magic wand. Each little princess made their very own wand to take home. After snacks and some princess music we were off to parade through the library to show off our costumes and magic wands. All eyes were on the princess as we showed off our beautiful costumes and magic wands.

We had a wonderfully magical time and checked out many princess books to enjoy in the days to come.

Please visit our facebook page to view all of the beautiful photos of this special day.Tredyffrin Facebook Page

Monday, December 5, 2011

Books In Brief: Crogan's Vengeance

Reviewer: Travis

The name of the book being recommended: Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer (first in the Crogan Adventures series)

Please give us five reasons why this book is awesome:

1. Hand-drawn historical adventure on the high seas.

2. Gripping story.

3. Authentic setting and style of speech ("Loads of truthiness" according to graphic novelist Jeff Smith).

4. Has a great moral, which is actually just an excuse to tell a good story.

5. Appeals to children of all ages.

How can I find this book in the library? It can be found in the Children's Department, in graphics, under the call number j GRA SCHWEIZER.

Meet Books In Brief Reviewer Travis Johnson!

Travis works part-time here at library while pursuing his graduate studies.

Hi, Travis! What are your favorite genres and subjects to read about?Graphic novels, history, and science.

Besides reading, what are your other hobbies and interests?I enjoy music and learning languages. Right now, I'm tackling Japanese. I don't have any pets, but I used to have a carnivorous pitcher plant.

To find reviews and recommendations by Travis, simply click on his name in our "Contributors" list on the right, or search for the label "Travis."

Gingerbread House Workshop

Gooey Icing! Yummy Gingerbread! Peppermint Swirls! Candy Canes! Gumdrops! and Smarties! = Recipe for Holiday Fun

Sugary fun was had by all at our Gingerbread House Workshop yesterday. Eager builders constructed classic holiday gingerbread houses and decorated them with creative flair and verve producing such varied results as "The Monkey House," "The Heart House," and "The Picture Perfect (aka lots of symmetry) House." What a winter wonderland of smiles, pride, and powdered sugar!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miss Michele's 25 Favorite Holiday Picture Books

In no particular order....

The After-Christmas Tree (Tyler)
Auntie Claus (Primavera)
The Christmas Alphabet (Sabuda)
The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snatcher (Kraus)
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (Wojciechowski)
Corgiville Christmas (Tudor)
Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas (Rawlinson)
The Flying Latke (Yorinks)
Hannukah at Valley Forge (Krensky)
Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Kimmel)
Holly's Christmas Eve (Watson)
How Little Porcupine Played Christmas (Slate)
little tree (cummings)
The Lump of Coal (Snicket)
Max's Christmas (Wells)
My First Christmas (dePaola)
The Night Before Christmas (Santore)
Night Tree (Bunting)
Olive, the Other Reindeer (Walsh)
Olivia Helps with Christmas (Falconer)
The Polar Express (Van Allsburg)
Santa Calls (Joyce)
The Snowflake Sisters (Lewis)
Truffle's Christmas (Curry)
When Mindy Saved Hanukkah (Kimmel)