The Digital Bookmobile is Here Today
You're invited to visit the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile today at the Puyallup Public Library. This high-tech, high-touch marvel will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th.
The Digital Bookmobile is a technology driven update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The full customized 74-foot-long, 18-wheel tractor-trailer creates an engaging experience for readers and raises awareness for eBook-lending programs throughout North America. The Bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of eReading devices. Interactive displays offer details on how to borrow eBooks and more on smartphones, tablets, eReaders and other devices.
The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which provides the eBook-lending platform for the Washington State Library consortium serving the Puyallup Public Library. Library cardholders can visit theWashington Anytime Library 24-7 to check out eBooks and audiobooks.
National Pet Day, 2013
Today is National Pet Day. (to find out more, click here)When I was a kid, I had a collie—he would do ANYTHING for me, but about the only thing he’d do for anyone else was… to go get ME! So if I was over at a neighbor’s house, and it was time to go home, Mom wouldn’t bother with the phone- I’d just beg to stay longer. Instead, she would tell him to go get me. He would go to the neighbor’s door, and he wouldn’t leave until I came with him.
Older Americans Month, 2013
Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? This year's theme is "Unleash the Power of Age", and your library is partnering with other local agencies to bring you several special events. (Click here for a full list.) Some will be at other locations, but three will be at the library:
May 1 6:30-8:30 pm Your Retirement Income: Protect it, Optimize it, Enjoy it. Guy Ellison CFP and Martin West FIC,Thrivant Financial.
May 11 1-5 pm Rock and Read. Older citizens read STORIES that ROCK to kids-- and kids at heart.
May 17 10 am-noon Community Cafe. Provide input on how communities can be more elder-friendly and livable for all ages, which will be included in the 2014 update to the current four-year Area Plan developed by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources.
CHEESE TASTING EVENT
OOH La La! It’s Paris in Puyallup! As part of the Pierce County READS celebration the Puyallup Public Library is offering a delicious Cheese Tasting event at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10th.
Laurie Sanders-Polen from My Cheese Shoppe will be sharing some of her delicious imported cheese selections along with advice on food and wine pairings. This will be a yummy and informative "Cheese 101" program for those who love cheese. Read this year’s Pierce County READS selection, The Paris Wife, and come to the library for this tasty event. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 253-841-5454 to reserve your spot.
Save Those Campbell's Labels!
We need Campbell’s Labels (and Swanson, Prego, etc.)... Points are doubled on those we mail in by April 30th. The library is only 1500 points away from earning an ipad, and if we all work together, WE CAN DO IT ! ! !
For most items, the part to save is the UPC code (barcode). But for V-8 beverages it’s the cap. There are over 2500 different items that count, from Bic pens to Post cereals, Spaghetti-Os to Pop Secret popcorn. For a complete list of eligible products, click here. Thanks for your help!
Woo-Hoo, It's World Book Day!
Today is World Book Day, a great day to come to the library. It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books, and TA-DAH!-- READING! This is the 16th year there's been a World Book Day. It's officially the 23rd of March, the anniversary of Shakespeare's death, but often celebrated the 7th of March to avoid other holidays. You can get more information, including book recommendations, games, and other cool stuff by clicking HERE. But don't just celebrate today- you can celebrate World Book Day on the 23rd, too. Better yet, celebrate all month long. While you're at it, read 100 books this year for cool prizes and the right to say "I took the Mayor's 100 Book Challenge- and WON!" (more information HERE)
March is National Craft Month
What's your favorite way to craft? Do you like to sew? (I love the Sewing and Stitchery Expo!) Knit? Paint? Create masterpieces in the kitchen? March is National Craft Month, and a great reason to share some craft time with the kids. The library has books on all sorts of crafts to inspire you. Check out both the kids section and the books for grownups, too. One that I read lately was Cut-up Couture
by Koko Yamase. Do you have an aspiring knight, princess, or Dragon-slayer at your house? There's a cool book in the kid's section called Medieval Castle Adventure Crafts
by Anna Llimos. There are also many resources on the web. Click here
for a webpage with some great family craft ideas to get you started.
Caldecott winning books
The 2013 Caldecott winning books have been announced. Many people consider this to be the top literary prize for illustrated children's books in America. One thing is for certain, these prize winning books make for great reading with the little ones in your life. So take a moment and check out these books at your favorite library!
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Candlewick Press.
What are the consequences when a little fish steals the hat from a big fish? In this darkly, humorous tale, follow the little fish as he contemplates his action while admiring his new hat, that fits perfectly.
2013 Honor Books:
Creepy Carrots!, illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. *** When this book first arrived at the library last fall, my son and I loved it so much we had to share it with his first grade class!
Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. *** A selfish archduke threatens to halt a little girl's transformation of a colorless town and steal her box of magical yarn.
Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger and published by Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press. *** Take a new look at the multiple meanings of "green."
One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. *** A rollicking tale of Father, Elliot and a highly improbable pet (or two).
Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. *** An imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and her understanding parents.
A list of past Caldecott winning books (1938 to the present) can be found at http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Since 1976, every US president has officially designated this month as a time to recognize important figures, events and accomplishments in the history of black Americans in our country.
Come on Down!
We're having fun at the library today! We have a Lego Storytime, and it's also "Take your child to the Library Day".