Have you come in to the library to get your reading logs yet? This summer, the Laurens County Public Libraries System will be hosting Dream Big- Read! for children under the age of 12 and Own the Night for teens 11 through 18. Please visit the Laurens, Clinton, or Bookmobile 'branches' of the library to sign up!
This following week, on Wednesday, June 13th, we will be kicking off a series of programs for children - starting with "Rowby's Travels" with the RED HERRING PUPPET GROUP.
Showtimes will be at 10AM at the Laurens Library, and 2PM at the Clinton Library.
We hope to see you soon!! Good luck, lil' readers!!
On March 29th the Laurens County Library will present Elaine Hearn Rabon a children's picture book illustrator from Athens, Georgia. She will talk about her art and what inspired her to become interested in the art form of children's picture books. This program is part of the S.M.A.R.T. family programming for the enjoyment of families with children ages 2-12. Mrs. Rabon will talk about Tim and Sally the main characters of her books. They are a brother and sister team who enjoy everyday life. This program will be held on a Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to have fun and learn as a family. Join us at the Laurens County Library meeting room to welcome Elaine Hearn Rabon. Family members are encouraged to ask questions that relate to art, drawing and book publishing. Two of the books illustrated by Mrs. Rabon are available for check out at the Laurens and Clinton libraries. The two titles are Tim and Sally'sYear in Poems and Tim and Sally's Beach Adventure. Pam Bennett, Children's Coordinator
Do you love chocolate? Try a dozen books filled with chocolate. We have picture books, chapter books, cookbooks and more. Try one. These titles are delicious. Reading never tasted so good.
Picture Books... Curious George goes to a chocolate factory by H.A. Rey Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
Chapter Books... Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Chocolate Sundae Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner This book is not good for you by Pseudonymous Bosch
Cookbooks... Chocolate Chill-Out Cake: and other yummy deserts by Nick Fauchald J641.8
More... The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Multiplication Book by Pallotta J513.2 Candy Bomber: the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Tunnell J940.53 Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Raven J943
Hope you enjoy our February chocolate delights. Pam Bennett, Children's Coordinator
The Newbery winner has just been anounced on January 23, 2012 at 7:45 a.m. The winner is Dead Endin Norvelt. This book by author Jack Gantos will delight and amuse you. Boys will love how Jack Gantos the main character gets into trouble just being a boy. He fires a rifle he was told not to touch and causes a nose bleed that scares his mother half to death. The blood on his shirt is not from being shot by the rifle he fired. He's prone to nose bleeds at the slightest excitement. He's grounded for life but that doesn't stop him from reading or having adventures that have tons of action. Look out for nose bleeds of extreme description. Have fun reading this Newbery award winning book! It will make you laugh out loud and hopefully you won't get a nose bleed reading it. The Newbery honor books are Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai and Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin. These two books are on order and will be available soon. Dead End in Norvelt is avalable for check out from the Laurens County Library System. Pam Bennett, Children's Coordinator
Patricia MacLachlan wrote Sarah Plain and Tall. Now she has a new book called Waiting for the Magic. This book would be fun to read during the holiday break. The story begins with a mom, dad and two children. Dad leaves for awhile and mom makes a big decision. She has always wanted a dog. So she and the kids go to the animal shelter to adopt a dog. Mom makes another big decision to adopt four dogs and a cat. Read this book to see how this family finds magic in togetherness. Have a Happy Holiday while reading a good book!
Pam Bennett, Children's Coordinator
Yes, beautiful children's picturebooks are waiting for you at the Laurens County Library System. During this holiday season, check out five of your favorite holiday picturebooks. While the kids are out of school, plan on a special time during the evening to read some old favorites and some new stories too. Boys and girls of all ages love to hear the voice of a parent reading and modeling this wonderful skill. Reading to children will bring a feeling of comfort and relaxation. Slow down and experience the joy of reading together. Your library card is free and so are the books you check out. Come to the library and experience the warmth of the holidays through books.