Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Come Check Out Our New iPad!

We now have an iPad available in the Children's Department for        our young patrons to enjoy playing educational games!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Books with CD's!

Josephine - Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

 On A Beam Of Light - Albert Einstein was a dreamer, a thinker; this story follows his life and his scientific discoveries through easy to understand text.

Crankee Doodle - A pony tries to convince his cranky owner to take a ride into town. Includes notes about the song, "Yankee Doodle."

Mrs. Patty Is Batty! - School secretary Mrs. Patty claims she will have the best candy on Halloween night, but A.J. and his friends, having heard rumors that she is a witch, wonder if it is worth the risk to trick-or-treat at Mrs. Patty's house.

Ling & Ting Share A Birthday Party - Identical twins Ling and Ting celebrate their birthday by sharing gifts and making wishes.

George Brown, Class Clown: Dance Your Pants Off! - George and his classmates are excited to learn that their teacher, Mrs. Kelly, will appear on a televised dance show, but when they go to see a taping, the Super Burp proves it is not camera-shy.

 Ellray Jakes is not chicken! - Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.

 Princess Posey and the Monster Stew - First-grader Posey and her friends are excited about Halloween, but also a little nervous about trick-or-treating and eating Miss Lee's monster stew.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Break at the Library! April 7th thru April 11!! Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!!

Activities everyday at the Crawfordsville District Public Library!! Movies, stories! crafts and more!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up soon.
Registration is required so call early if you are interested. 362-2242 ext 115
for ages 1-8

Friday, March 07, 2014

MORE New Fiction Books!!

 The City of Death - British schoolboy Ash Mistry, the reincarnation of the great Indian hero Ashoka and an agent of the goddess of death, faces the evil Lord Savage again after the villain sends his minions to capture Gemma, Ash's unrequited crush.
 Sophie Hartley and the Facts of Life - "Sophie, 10, doesn't want to turn into a moody teenager like her older brother and sister, and she certainly doesn't want to see The Movie (about gross adolescent body changes) at school. On the other hand, she doesn't want to be considered immature by her classmates"-- Provided by publisher.
 Five, Six, Seven, Nate! - Now on Broadway as second understudy for E.T., Nate Foster keeps in close contact with his best friend, Libby, as he faces his nemesis, Jordan Rylance, and his own insecurities as the cast member with the least training and experience.
 The Final Descent - When Dr. Warthrop begins to doubt fourteen-year-old Will Henry's loyalty, he sets him against one of the most horrific creatures in the Monstrumarium unaware that Will's life and his own fate will lie in the balance.
Extra Innings - "Tiki and Ronde have their sights set on a big diamond--a baseball diamond! Sure, they're experienced athletes, but they've never played baseball before. Do they have what it takes to make the team?"-- Provided by publisher.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New Non-Fiction Books!!

The Lego Movie - Explores the characters and locations of the Lego movie with profiles, location spreads, and behind-the-scenes information about how the movie was made.
Superstars of the Indianapolis Colts - Presents some of the Indianapolis Colts superstars and their achievements, including Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, and Andrew Luck.
 Motion - Simple text and color photos provide step-by-step instructions for experiments with motion using the scientific method.
 Spotted Owl - "In this book, young readers will learn about the diet, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of spotted owls. Special emphasis is placed on the spotted owls' tree habitat."-- Provided by publisher.
 Woodpecker - "In this book, young readers will learn about the diet, life cycle, behavior and habitat of woodpeckers."-- Provided by publisher.
 Saltwater Crocodile - "In this book, young readers will learn about the diet, life cycle, behavior and habitat of saltwater crocodiles."-- Provided by publisher.

Coyotes - "In this book, young readers will learn about the life of coyote pups born in the wild"-- Provided by publisher.
My Fur is Thick and Spotted, What Am I? - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Search-and-Rescue Dogs - "In this book, young readers learn about search-and-rescue dogs."-- Provided by publisher.

Red Foxes - "In this book, young readers will learn about the early life of red foxes."-- Provided by publisher.

New Fiction Books!!

Grumpy Goat - Goat is the grumpiest animal at Sunny Acres farm until he remembers that there is more to life than eating and being alone.
 Dog Loves Counting - "Dog loves his books so much that he can't put them down long enough to go to bed! His friends help him count his way to sleep"-- Provided by publisher.
No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou - Big Pirate Pete's treasure map has led him to Seabreezy Library, where Library Lou must convince him that the true treasure is the books.

Too Much Glue - "Matty LOVES glue. At home with Dad, he makes glue glasses, glue mustaches, and glue bouncy balls. But at school, Matty's art teacher worries and warns, 'Too much glue never dries.' In art class one day, Matty decides to make the most fantastic glue project ever, with a super-special ingredient -- himself!" -- from publisher's web site.

The One And Only Ivan - When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Violet Mackerel's Personal Space - Violet finds a special way to cope with moving to a new home after Mama marries Vincent.
 Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat - As the youngest in her family, seven-year-old Violet identifies with small creatures in the natural world, but when she tries to help special ladybug, she learns an important lesson about animal habitats.

Lemony Snicket, "When Did You See Her Last?" - Young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are all the wrong questions.

 The Notebook of Doom Rise of the Balloon Goons - Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters--and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him.

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab - After moving in with their eccentric uncle, Nick and Tesla encounter strange occurrences in their new neighborhood and build gadgets using simple household objects to help them solve the mysteries.

 Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble - Author/illustrator Nick Bruel tries to explain to the reader how to write a story, but Bad Kitty is not at all happy about the plot, which has her going on a turnip diet to lose weight. Includes a recipe for roasted turnips.
 Alien In My Pocket - Fourth-grader Zack McGee's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom, then causes trouble at school while trying to get parts to repair his spaceship.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Dr. Seuss Celebration! 2014

Cat in the Hat balloon wall created by High Expectations , Lafayette Indiana.