Notes from Storytime

Repeat After Me

Print motivation is the enjoyment of books and reading. The book Night, Circus by Mark Corcoran repeats the phrase, “’Night,” so that the narrator can say goodnight to every member of the circus. While reading this book, have your child say “’Night” to all the members of the circus. This will help your child stay involved in the book and is a way to support print motivation.
–Tip by Laura B., Youth Technology Librarian

Staff Picks 4 Kids

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Cover image for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's libraryKyle is really not a fan of reading. He would rather play games whether their board games or video games. However, that changes when Kyle is selected along with 11 other kids to spend the night at the new library in their town. The library was built by Luigi Lemoncello, the creator of all the games Kyle likes and who also grew up in the same town. Mr. Lemoncello, though, is very eccentric and this library is anything but typical. With robots, holographs, and many other technological items, this library is fantastic. However, what Kyle and the rest of the kids don’t realize is that once you enter the library, it’s difficult to leave. You need to play Lemoncello’s game, find the clues, and then find your way out of the library. The first one to leave gets a prize. This book is a ton of fun to read and there is constantly stuff going on. Check it out and see if you can figure out the puzzle before you get to the end of the book and all is revealed.

Book reviewed by Laura B., Youth Technology Librarian

Book Klub 4 Kids

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Cover image for Charlotte's webThere was a pig that was born little. And there was a girl name Fern. Her dad was going to kill it. But Fern said no. The she got to keep him. She named him Wilbur. Fern had to give the pig to her uncle. Wilbur met a lot of animals there. He lived there for the rest of his life. The End.

Book read and reviewed by Theophano.