Friday, November 30, 2012

PAWS Cancelled for 12/1

Just a quick note to let everyone know that PAWS for Reading is cancelled for Saturday, December 1.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Miss Judy from Sally's Music Circle

What a wonderful time we had with Miss Judy here at the library. She played her guitar and sang songs for us. We had such a fun time jumping, clapping, singing and dancing. See for information on classes at Sally's Music Circle.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Question: What is the gift that costs nothing yet gives you free stuff all year long?

Answer: Ask Santa!

Books in Brief: Lemony Snicket returns!

Who Could That Be At This Hour?Who Could That Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snicket
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First things first. This is not A Series of Unfortunate Events.

That being said, it is the first in a series, and there are some events that could be called unfortunate. (The near-drowning comes instantly to mind...) In this noir-flavored detective story, a young Lemony Snicket is trying to get to the bottom of a mystery of an odd wooden statue in a nearly deserted ink industry town.

I'm a huge Snicket fan from way back, and I was pleased to see elements of the previous series - defining potentially tricky vocabulary words, a love of reading and libraries, etc. - appear in this volume. Other highlights for me included the bickering police couple and the clever system Lemony devises to communicate with his partner in the city.

The plot didn't really grab me until about halfway through, but when it did, I was ready for the next book in the series.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, Tredyffrin Kids!

Just a reminder that Tredyffrin Public Library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday this week. We will be open on Friday.

Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tickets Again for Family Story Time

We have such a great group that attends Family Story Time, but it is getting a little crowded. Starting December 3 we will be using tickets again. Starting 30 minutes before story time you can come to the circulation desk and get a ticket for admission into Family Story Time. There will be a basket at the story room door for you to leave your ticket.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Our prizes have arrived! If you have not received a prize for completing 1 or more reading logs please stop by the Children's Circulation desk to receive your prizes.
We have a prize for each 100 level. From stickers to ribbons to bookmarks to rubber ducks we have some fun incentives to keep on reading!!!
Check out a few examples below.


Fall session ends 11/16

Today marks the end of our fall program session at Tredyffrin Public Library. Our regular programs will resume when we begin our winter program session on Monday, January 7.

Until then, we will continue to have Family Storytime with Miss Angie twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30am, as well as Wee Ones Storytime on Mondays at 9:30am.

And of course, I hope you'll join us for special holiday programs starting next week and running throughout the month of December. Most holiday programs require registration, so call 610-688-7092 or stop by and visit us today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PAWS dates for Winter & Spring

Just a quick reminder that our PAWS program is now held the first Saturday of every month, with appointments beginning at 11am. (Don't know what PAWS is? Find out right here.)

For the rest of the program year, the dates are:

December 1
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4

Please call 610-688-7092, ext. 210 to make your December appointment today! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Date Change for Thank You Storytime!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that our Thank You Storytime, which is listed on our holiday flyer as being held on November 26, has been changed to Tuesday, November 20.

Join Miss Carla for thankful stories, songs, and games followed by a "thank you" gift craft designed to give to someone special in the spirit of appreciation.Ages 2 to 6, with caregiver. Registration required.

Call 610-688-7092, ext. 210 for more information or to register.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Ink that Screamed

Edited to add: Our film made the cut! The Ink that Screamed will be shown at the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival on December 2 in New York City. Check out what festival curator James Kennedy had to say about our film here.)

For those of you just joining us, the 90-Second Newbery is a film festival that features (very) brief adaptations of Newbery Award or Honor-winning books created by kids all over the country. The kids at Tredyffrin spent eight weeks over the summer compressing Ingrid Law's Savvy down to a 90-second film. (Or in this case, a three minute film. I couldn't cut out the birthday party sequence, now could I?)

If you've read the story, you know that it's a heartwarming coming of age tale that centers on a family with magical talents. However, it also features a character who hears voices and a person trapped in a wall..

Turning it into a thriller seemed like the obvious choice.
Thanks to everyone who came out for this project. It was such a great experience!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tot Rock Rescheduled!

Attention toddlers and pre-schoolers! Our Tot Rock preview class, originally scheduled for November 1, has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 13.

In this class, presented by Groove, children ages 2 to 5 will learn beats and rhythms using a variety of unique, hands-on percussive instruments and devices. They'll also dance, move, and burn off a ton of energy while having fun.

This program will be held at 9:30am in the large meeting room. Registration is required, and space is limited, so call 610-688-7092 to sign up today! 

PAWS cancelled for 11/3

Just a quick note to let everyone know that our November PAWS for Reading visit, scheduled for Saturday, November 3, will be cancelled. Join us on December 1 when Beau and Jack visit next!