Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

We had 19 special stuffed animal friends spend the night at the library from July 25th-26th for the Stuffed Animal Sleepover and you can tell they had lots of fun... while getting into tons of mischief! Check out some pictures from the night:

Rex fought Kermit West in a light saber battle!

Just checking out some summer reading prizes...

Swinging from the lights!!

Animals loved the rock displays as much as the kids!

Free Dinosaur rides!

Best friends Pegasus & Buss Buss played checkers.

Most popular activity was CART RACES!

Little J found Waldo!

Mischief Managed.

Ghost stories around the campfire. OOooooooo!

These were found in the copier when library staff opened the next day.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Reading Update: we are in the middle of week 5 out of 8!

In the Children's Area, a bulletin board displays total hours read last year. 

Can we beat last year's reading hours? We are currently at 1535 hours.
Summer reading ends on Friday, August 17th, so make sure to get your prize slips in to count toward our summer total hours read!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dora & Diego Adventure @ the Library

Before summer reading started, we kicked off summer with a scavenger hunt for ages 2-5 years! Toddlers & preschoolers were sent on a mission to find all of the animals that "escaped" from the zoo. They were hiding in the Children's Area! 
Everyone had a blast finding animals for their zoos, looking for Boots & enjoying cupcakes! 

Check out photos from the program:

Summer Reading started Monday, June 25th, so stop by the Registration Desk located in front of the Check Out Desk to register!

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Section in Children's Area!

Looking for material to help your little one with potty training? We've put everything in one convenient, easy to find location in the Children's Area! Just check our Parent Shelf behind the Children's Information Desk and check for the new purple label. 

You'll find books and DVDs to help you and your child get motivated and make potty training a breeze! 

Search our Card Catalog for this topic and have items held for pick up at your desired location!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Now accepting Teen Volunteer Applications!

Are you a teen looking for volunteer hours this summer? Pick up a Teen Volunteer Application at the Check Out Desk. The first mandatory orientation date is June 1st, so get your application in early to get the most out of your summer! Teens must be at least 13 years old.

We are also looking for teens interested in primarily being Teen Readers for the Reading Buddies Program. The Reading Buddies Program will run Monday, June 25th to the end of August. Teen Readers must be entering Grade 6 in September.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

May Events!

May's Events Calendar for Children & Teens is available now! Download the calendar here. Register for programs on our website!

All library programs are free and open to the public. 

ATTENTION TEENS: we are now accepting teen volunteer applications. Pick up your packet any time from the Check Out Desk! Summer volunteer opportunities are for teens ages 13 & up. See Miss Theresa with any questions.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hunger Games Trivia Contest

Teens competed in a Hunger Games Trivia Contest for their chance to win a movie gift card to use to see The Hunger Games in theaters this past Thursday. Each teen represented a different district chosen at random before facing off in this unique Trivia Contest. 

There were 3 rounds of questions. After each question, teens had to navigate an obstacle course and before being able to answer. When they got it right, they could advance and keep their spot. When they were wrong, they had to pull from a chance drawing to find out if they were alive, wounded or dead. 
The obstacle course: tributes had to turn in a circle 3 times before zig-zagging through chairs, into a tunnel & sit in the chair to answer the trivia question before their opponent!

Just like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, there could only be one victor! Check out these pictures from the program:

Game Makers: Miss Theresa & Miss Jessica

Leesa was a master at getting through the tunnels quickly!
Getting through the tunnels in the obstacle course proved difficult.
Action shot!                                             

Emma was wounded after losing to Katie in the obstacle course.
Sandy received a Dead slip and provided the tributes with cannon sounds with they drew Dead slips.   

Katie drew a Dead slip!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Kids ages 5 & up will team up for this scavenger hunt around the library after school on Tuesday, February 28th at 4:00 pm. Unscramble messages, decode puzzles, hunt for missing book characters and other activities to unravel a mystery in the library! Think you have what it takes to crack the code and solve the mystery?

Register online, stop by the Children's Information Desk or call the Pemberton Library @ 609-893-8262. Registration is limited to 20.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beat the Librarian

Look for this banner if you're stopping by!
Good at games like Battleship or Cooking Mama? If you're up to the challenge and think you can beat a librarian, stop by anytime between 1:30 and 4:00 pm at the Children’s Desk on Sunday, January 8th & challenge Miss Theresa to a game! If you win, you’ll get a prize! Open to all ages. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary.

Miss Theresa is the Children's Librarian and she will be waiting for a challenge at the Children's Information Desk. Not sure who Miss Theresa is? She's on the Beat the Librarian banner! =>

The games available for this program are Battleship, Cooking Mama on the Wii, Guess Who?, Memory, Mancala & back by popular demand, the Egyptian game Senet. You can pick which game you would like to play!

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary. Register online or stop in!