Monday, February 27, 2006

Toddler Time Reminder!

Registration has begun for Toddler Time! There are two sessions, one on Tuesdays and the other on Wednesdays, both meet at 9:30a.m. Sessions begin March 7th and 8th.

Sign up today! Call 765-362-2242 ext. 115, email: or come on in to the library!

See you there!

St. Patrick's Day Coloring...

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with coloring pages and other activity pages at our Coloring Table in the Youth Services Department!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

March Monday Movie Madness for Kids!

Join Miss Debbie for movies on Monday afternoons in March. All movies begin at 4 p.m.
We will provide popcorn and beverages. Bring a pillow or blanket to be extra-comfy!

March 6 "Bob the Builder" A bunch of Muck's favorite adventures! Approximately 35 minutes

March 13 "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" Fun with Rocky the Squirrel and that silly moose, Bullwinkle! 38 minutes

March 20 "The Sugar Creek Gang: The Great Canoe Fish" See if the gang can find the legendary and huge canoe fish! 1 hour and 10 minutes

March 27 "Goof Troop: The Race is On!" Check out the adventures of Goofy and Max! Approximately 47 minutes

We cannot wait to see you there!
This program is geared towards children preschool age and older, those under the age of seven must be accompianied by a parent or adult caregiver. Thank you for your cooperation!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

New Non-Fiction!

We have a ton of new non-fiction titles at the library!

Among these new books are:

A series on current events:
America's Presence in Iraq by Matthew Monteverde
American Troops in Afghanistan by Philip Wolny
Finding and Capturing Saddam Hussein by Simone Payment
Guantanamo Bay and Military Tribunals by Bill Scheppler
The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden by Meg Greene
Iraqi Insurgents by Bill Scheppler

A series on "Great Structures in History":
The Eiffel Tower by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
A Medieval Castle by Gail Jarrow
The Panama Canal by Rachel Lynette
The Roman Colosseum by Lynn Kuntz.
Stonehenge by Rachel Lynette
The Taj Mahal by Rachel Lynette

A bilingual series on states:
by Vanessa Brown
Indiana by Vanessa Brown
Kentucky by Vanessa Brown
Michigan by Jose Maria Obregon.

A series on "Inventions that Shaped the World":
The Airplane by Nancy Robinson Masters
The Automobile by Robyn Conley
The Calendar by Patricia K. Kummer
Currency by Patricia K. Kummer
The Light Bulb by John R. Matthews
Motion Pictures by Robyn Conley
The Printing Press by Ann Heinrichs.
The Telescope by Tamra Orr

A series on drugs:
Alcohol=Busted! by Rich Mintzer
Crack and Cocaine=Busted! by Stephanie Maher Palenque
Ecstacy=Busted! by John Bankston
Heroin=Busted! by Holly J. Hager
Meth and Speed=Busted! by Rich Mintzer

A graphic novel series about history:
The Adventures of Marco Polo by Roger Smalley
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Kay Melchisedech Olson
The Battle of the Alamo by Matt Doeden
The Boston Tea Party by Matt Doeden
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb by Michael Burgan
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by Michael Martin
The Salem Witch Trials by Michael Martin
The Sinking of the Titanic by Matt Doeden

A series on U.S. History:
America and the Cold War:1949-1969 by George E. Stanley
The Crisis of the Union: 1815-1865 by George E. Stanley
An Emerging World Power: 1900-1929 by George E. Stanley
The Era of Reconstruction and Expansion:1865-1900 by George E. Stanley
The European Settlement of North America: 1492-1763 by George E. Stanley
The Great Depression and World War II: 1929-1949 by George E. Stanley
The New Republic: 1763-1815 by George E. Stanley

A series on food chains:
Desert Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley MacAulay
Food Chains and You by Bobbie Kalman
Forest Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman
Meadow Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley MacAulay
Prairie Food Chains by Kelley MacAulay and Bobbie Kalman
Seashore Food Chains by John Crossingham and Bobbie Kalman
Tundra Food Chains by Kelley MacAulay and Bobbie Kalman

And, a series on "zoo animals in the wild":
Elephant by Jinny Johnson
Giant Panda by Jinny Johnson
Gorilla by Jinny Johnson
Penguin by Jinny Johnson
Snake by Jinny Johnson
Tiger by Jinny Johnson

Come check out some of these new titles at the Crawfordsville District Public Library today!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

St. Patrick's Day Books...

Check out the display of St. Patrick's Day Books! It is located near the new books. Come on in, check it out and get ready to celebrate!

Also, as African-American History month continues, why not check out a book on African-American people and history? Our display is located by the new books.

Learn something new today!

March Programs and Events

Toddler Story Times (that's right we have two!) begin Tuesday March 7th and Wednesday March 8th at 9:30a.m. on both days. These sessions run through Tuesday April 25th and Wednesday April 26th. Registration begins on February 27th.

Preschool Story Time continues through March 29th. We meet on Wednesdays at 10:15a.m. for stories, activities and a craft. There is still room available!

Drop-In Story Time continues through March 28th. We meet Tuesday night at 6:30p.m. for stories, activities, songs, crafts and a snack! No registration required! Come join this fun group!

Movies for Kids and Teens! Monday afternoons at 4p.m. we welcome kids 7 and older (younger must be accompianied by a parent or caregiver) to join us for film fun. From cartoons to live action, we will share a variety of movies and even pop some popcorn. This program begins March 6th and runs through March 27th.

Thursday afternoons at 4p.m. we will watch movies appropriate for teen audience, ages 12 and older. This program begins March 2nd and runs through March 30th.

St. Patrick's Day Party! Join us, Friday March 17th, for an afternoon of food, music, tales and fun as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Miss Kathy will tell tales, we'll try traditional Irish foods and maybe we'll kick up our heels and dance! No registration required and all ages are welcome. We'll kick off the fun at 3:30p.m.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Award Winning Books @ Your Library

We have also acquired the following award winners:

Newbery Award Winner 2006:
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book 2006:
Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes

We will keep you up to date as more award winners arrive!

Young Hoosier Book Nominees!

We have recently acquired several Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees including:

Souperchicken by Mary Jane Auch
Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland
I'm Still Here In the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz
My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Numeroff
John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco
Arrowhawk by Lola M. Schaefer
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

Germ Hunter: A Story about Louis Pasteur by Elaine Marie Alphin
The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
Izzy's Place by Marc Kornblatt
Boy On Fairfield Street : How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
Hoop Kings by Charles R. Smith, jr.
Chig and the Second Spread by Gwenyth Swain

Middle Grades
The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac
High Heat by Carl Deuker
The Big Nothing by Adrian Fogelin
Abduction! by Peg Kehret
Here Today by Ann M. Martin
How I Found the Strong by Margaret McMullan
Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story by Delia Ray
The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel

Come in and check some out today!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Go for the Gold!

Join Miss Debbie and Miss Linda in participating in some of the winter games-indoors!

Think you can't ice skate in the library? Find out on Saturday , February 18th from 10:30a.m. to noon.

Registration for kids, age 7 and older, has begun so come into the library, call us (362-2242 esxt. 115) or email:

This will fill up quickly so make sure you do not miss out!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sneak Preview...

We will offer a free screening of the new Veggie Tales movie on Monday, February 20th at 3:30p.m. Join us for "Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler."

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Year of the Dog!

Chinese New Year began on January 29th, 2006.
This year is the year of the dog, so we have pulled some dog books in our picture book section.
Look for the display on top of the first range of J E books.

Were you born in the year of the dog?
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Positive characteristics of those born in the year of the dog:
trustworthy, faithful, fair, protective, intelligent and brave

Possible careers: Business leader, activist, teacher

Famous people born in the year of the dog: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump

This information was found in: Gong, Rosemary. Good Luck Life: The Essential Guide to Chinese American Celebrations and Culture. New York: HarperResource, 2005, pages 38-39.

You will have to come in and ask Miss Kathy for your negative characteristics, compatible and incompatible mates! :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February is African American History Month

Please come in and look at our titles regarding African Americans and African American History.
We have a wide selection from biographies on Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Toni Morrison and George Washington Carver to poetry to books on the civil rights movement. Selected titles can be found on the third shelf underneath where the new books are located. There are also plenty of titles in the collection, just ask a member of the youth services staff to assist you and we will do our very best to help you find exactly what you need!

While it is wonderful to recognize this special month remember that any time of year is a good time to learn about our country's varied, special and awesome history!

March is Women's History Month, so keep on the look out for a display of books next month!