What You Need to Know for the Week of April 2, 2012
Reminders & New Stuff:
* The library will open at 11am on Wednesday, April 4, due to a staff meeting.
* Light It Up Blue! The library is participating in a movement called Light it Up Blue for autism, which was started two years ago by the organization Autism Speaks. April is autism awareness month with April 2nd being Autism Awareness Day. Buildings and households across the world change their outside/entry lights to blue to join together to raise autism awareness and money for research to find the cause and treatments to help those with autism.
* TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love, and all your need to watch these books is your Highland Park Library Card! You can even access the books on your iPad. TumbleBooks also offers a series of story collections as iPad apps.
* Spring Storytimes are now in session. Register at www.kidsevents.org.
New 2-Day DVDS:
What’s Going On This Week:
* The Spring Gaming Tournament was held this past Saturday. Check our Facebook page for photos and a video from the day. Everyone had a lot of fun!
* Novels based on myths and legends of the world were book-talked to Elm Place Humanities 6th graders today. Visit our Book Talks page for the list!
* Drop-In Chess will meet this Saturday, the 7th, from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the Meeting Room.
* The flannel board in the Inger Boye room this week is Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Susanna Davidson.
* The April spotlight book in the art area is Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio. Decorate a home for Gilbert, and choose a pet for him!
Around the Web:
* Check out this Narnia themed playroom. We want one!
* The Encyclopedia Britannica has announced that it no longer will publish a print edition – the renowned encyclopedia will now be entirely digital. What do you think about that? Do you prefer encyclopedias in print, or online?
* Powerless by Matthew Cody won the Rebecca Caudill award for 2012. Check our site for a list of the 2013 Nominees.
* Lemony Snicket has announced the title and cover for a new book series, “All the Wrong Questions”! The first book will be called Who Could That Be at This Hour?
* Cassie Clare fans – the first chapter of the new Mortal Instruments book, City of Lost Souls is available online!
* Tips from YALSA about Pinterest and copyright – make sure you pin smart and pin safe.
* This week's most popular pin was How to Make Your Favorite Restaurant Food.
* Our latest stumble is what the fashionable horse will be wearing at the Olympics.
* Follow the Gerbils on Twitter for tips to celebrate Earth Day Every Day at the library. Ride your bike to the library on Earth Day proper, April 22, and receive a free packet of seeds for your garden!