Tuesday, December 9, 2014

VOTE HERE: January Family Book Club Book

Click on the titles below to see the book in our catalog. Here you can read reviews and summaries of each title before you choose.

The Junction of Sunshine and Luck by Holly Schindler

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Dead End In Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Doll bones by Holly Black

Vote Here

The winner will be posted on Thursday, December 11.

Register Here for our January meeting. Online registration is required.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Family Book Club: December 2014

Join Thursday, December 4 from 6-7 pm as we discuss the Magic Treehouse Book, A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborne. We will have a relaxed discussion, a craft and snacks to enjoy.

Please register online

If you have any questions contact Miss Angie at aandre@ccls.org

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Books in Brief: Neighborhood Sharks

Neighborhood Sharks Cover

Reviewer: Travis

The name of the book being recommended:  Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy

Please give us five reasons why this book is awesome:

1. It's about sharks! The subject matter is awesome in and of itself!

2. It has beautifully illustrated paintings of sharks and their surrounding environment.

3. The textual material and accompanying diagrams are informative and incorporate the latest research into sharks' life cycle and hunting habits--if you're not a shark researcher or a close follower of the subject, you'll probably learn a lot (that goes for adults as well as kids)!

4. The book's depictions of a shark hunting are accurate (aka, lots of blood!) without being gruesome.

5. It offers ample "food" for thought to ponder the place of sharks vs. humans in the world beyond the confines of horror movies. To quote the book, "While their 800,000 human neighbors dine on steak, salad, and sandwiches, the white sharks hunt for their favorite meal." And the book clearly shows that sharks' favorite (or at least most typical) meal is not humans.

How can I find this book in the library? It can be found in the Children's Department, in non-fiction, under the call number j 597.33 R.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Family Book Club: November 2014

This book club is for children ages 8-12 and their favorite adult. We will meet once per month during program sessions and talk about a book we have all read.

Cover imageOur next meeting at Tredyffrin Library is Thursday, November 6 @ 6pm in the Children's Story Room. We will discuss:

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

by Louis Sachar. 

Stop by the Tredyffrin Children's circulation desk to see if we have copies set aside for you to checkout.
Online registration is required. You may register here: November Family Book Club

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Family Book Club

This book club is for children ages 8-12 and their favorite adult. We will meet once per month during program sessions and talk about a book we have all read.

Our next meeting at Tredyffrin Library is Thursday, October 9 @ 6pm in the Children's Story Room. We will discuss Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LeFluer. We also have copies set aside for you to check out at the children's desk.
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We will also enjoy a craft and snacks while we have lots fun.

Please register online to participate.
You can Register Here

Please contact Angie Andre, Children's Librarian with any questions aandre@ccls.org

Friday, June 6, 2014

Essay Contest

The Library of Congress National Book Festival Contest in underway and we have entry forms at the library in the Children's Department. Stop by the Children's Desk for your entry form. You could win up to $300 in prizes. Start thinking about a book that shaped you and pick up your entry form now!

Good Luck!

Friday, May 23, 2014

And the Winner is.......... 26 Fairmount Avenue

The results are in from our google poll. You have chosen the next book for our 90 Second Newbery summer program. We will be reading 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaole. There will be copies of this book set aside for you at the children's desk. We also have more copies on order. It is a shorter book so you will have no trouble finishing it before our first meeting on Thursday, June 26.

The 90 Second Newbery program is for children ages 8-12 years. We will meet on Thursdays in the summer from 2-3:30. We will take the book, 26 Fairmount Avenue, condense it into 90 seconds, perform, and film this masterpiece. Our film will be submitted to James Kennedy's Film Festival.  Online registration is required starting Monday, June 2 Register here starting June 2. You must commit to attend all 8 meetings. (Exceptions will be made for vacations) We also need a parent or legal guardian to sign a release form for you to be on film.  We have spots available working behind the scenes. For anyone who will not be on film a release form is not required.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

90 Second Newbery

Vote for the book we will use for our summer 90 Second Newbery Program.
We will announce the winner on May 23. This will give you a month to read the book.
Please choose one book and please vote only one time.

Online registration for the 90Second Newbery program will begin Monday, June 2 at 10:30 am.
From June 20-August 15 we will meet every Thursday from 2-3:30 pm.


Monday, April 14, 2014

FRAMED is full for the spring session!

ALL CLASSES OF FRAMED: A JOURNEY IN ART ARE FULL FOR THE SPRING SESSION. We are not accepting any new applicants at this time; this includes waiting list applicants. If you attended the first two weeks and have been confirmed by the instructor, please continue to attend. If not, please keep an eye out for our fall session in September and our special program this summer, The Science of Art. Thank you!

Friday, March 21, 2014

NYC or Bust!

Little Miss Kate and Little Miss Angie are off to NYPL to the 90-Second Newbery Festival

It all started with a great group of kids this past summer diligently working to create a 90 second film of the Newbery winning book Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. With hard work and lots of laughs we did it!!
James Kennedy is featuring our film on his blog.  Check it out:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Science in the Summer

We are able to confirm that Science in the Summer dates for Tredyffrin Public Library will be
July 28-July 31.
The topic this year is oceanography.
We do not yet know when sign-ups will be held. We will keep you posted.
Thank you

Monday, February 3, 2014

Library is Closed Today

The library is closed today Monday, February 3 due to bad weather. All scheduled children's 
programs are cancelled. 

Friday, January 31, 2014


Do you have a reader who loves graphic novels and other books with high graphic content? Tredyffrin Library is trying to start a Child/Adult Graphic Novel Book Club for kids ages 8-12 + accompanying adults that would meet one Friday evening per month. Interested? Please contact Michele at mbolay@ccls.org. Thank you! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Library is CLOSED

The library is closed today due to the weather. All children's programs are therefore cancelled.