Monday, October 28, 2013

New to our shelves ~ children's picture books

You know how, when you're supposed to deliver a message but get so caught up in what you're doing, you forget stuff? That's what happens to Fox - and he forgets to pass on a most important message to Bear, who worries and worries that his friend Goose is missing. A fun new addition to Suzanne Bloom's Goose and Bear collection.

Lion is a bully, and he bullies the other animals so much they just can't take it anymore. So they post a want ad, seeking a hero. Animal after animal answers the ad, but Lion outsmarts each one ... Until a rabbit shows up and shows him who's who.
 If you've ever moved to a new town, then you know how scary meeting new people can be. But what if you move to an entirely new world, where the people look funny and eat strange food? And what if you go to school and no one wants to play with you except the really big one-eyed kid who sits in the back row?

If there is a King of Little Things, where is his kingdom? And over what - or whom - does he rule? More important: when he's tossed into the dungeon during a war, how does he escape? Written by storyteller Bil Lepp, this book will have you telling stories long after the light's been turned out.

Young Frank likes to design things: toilet paper chairs and wiggly book skyscrapers. But his grandfather, Old Frank dismisses his efforts and takes him to the museum to see "real architecture". The both return home inspired to try new designs.

Fran has added at least a dozen new titles to the shelves since the last time we looked. Drop by the library and check them out!

Monday, October 21, 2013

100 "Must Reads" for Kids 9 - 14

This summer, National Public Radio asked its listeners to send in titles of their favorite books for kids age 9 – 14. More than 2,000 people responded, sending in hundreds of titles. NPR turned to a panel of experts (award-winning authors & librarians) who whittled the list down to 100 of “the best”. The final list has adventure stories, magic, animal stories, pioneer sagas, science fiction, survival, and more.

The list is way, way too long to post. But you can see the illustrated and annotated reading list here. Or if you’re in a hurry and just want the titles, click on the printable list.

Monday, October 14, 2013

THANK YOU for Supporting the Book Sale ...

... And What Is that Straw Man Doing @ the Library?

Reading, of course. But on one of the new e-readers that will soon be available for loan. We'll tell you more about them once they are set up and ready to borrow.

If you already have an e-reader, you may download e-books from the library. You request them like any other book, and when they "come in" you download them to your e-reader. You'll need to download the program that Finger Lakes System uses called Overdrive - instructions here. And like any other library book, they're due back in 3 weeks. You may also check out audio books and music to download on your MP3 player - don't worry, though... they're also available in CDs for those of us who still use our CD players.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Book Sale This Weekend!

The annual Fall Book Sale happens this weekend, during Fall Festival, and the shelves are overflowing with books. If you are looking to stock up on winter reading at basement-level prices, you won't want to miss the fall book sale. The Friends of Candor Free Library have been busy sorting and stacking and now's the time to drop by and fill your book bags.

You'll find books for kids, books on tape, books full of cowboy lore, how to fix a meal in 20 minutes, detective stories, romances and more. 

 Fall Book Sale hours are:
  • Thursday, October 10 - from 10 am - 8 pm
  • Friday, October 11 - from 10 am - 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 12 - from 10 am - 4 pm
There's a Bake Sale on Saturday starting at 10 am and ending when everything is gone. Come early because people line up for the pies...

And Saturday afternoon there's a Bag Sale from 3 - 4 pm: all you can put in a brown paper grocery bag for just a couple bucks ($2.00).