February 25, 2017
Over the years, many many children have read the Lemony Snicket series, which is officially titled “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
Interest had started to dwindle, until the new Netflix series with Neil Patrick Harris starring as Count Olaf. I was curious why so many kids had suddenly started asking about the books again before learning about the series.
I have heard only positive things about the t,v, series so decided it was time to check it out. Talk about a t.v. series that is true to the source material! Despite some changes to the plot, I could not have imagined a better adaptation. It was as if Count Olaf and the children had stepped out of The Bad Beginning.
No wonder the kids want to read the books. We’d better buy a bunch of new copies!
May 4, 2015
It’s almost time to register for Joliet Public Library’s Summer Reading Club!
The first day that children can report on their reading (and receive prizes) is Monday, June 1, 2015. The last day to report and pick up prizes is Saturday, August 1. Kids are awarded prizes for both reading and listening to books.
You can save time registering for Summer Reading Club by creating a family account under one user name and password. After you sign up the first family member, you just click a button to Add a Member.
Children can report and receive prizes each week that they have done some reading. The week runs Sunday through Saturday, and children can report a maximum of one time per week. They can either report in person or online, but need to come to the library to pick up their prizes. Families can register and submit lists of books read at tinyurl.com/JPLkids15. August 1 is the last day to pick up prizes (other than Splash Station tickets).
Once children have reported four separate weeks, they receive a free book and will be eligible to pick up a ticket to the final party at Splash Station. Tickets will be available at either library location on August 3-6.
There is no set number of books or type of books that children must read for our Summer Reading Club. We know that children who read regularly over the summer and select their own reading materials, including comic books and magazines, go back to school ready to learn.
Joliet Public Library has summer reading programs for the entire family. You can visit tinyurl.com/JPLkids15 and click on the teen or adult tabs to learn more about those summer reading programs.
June 4, 2014
Have you and your family registered for Joliet Public Library’s Summer Reading Club yet?
The first day that children can report on their reading (and receive prizes) is Monday, June 2, 2014. The last day to report and pick up prizes is Saturday, July 26. Kids are awarded prizes for both reading and listening to books.
Children can report and receive prizes each week that they have done some reading. They can either report in person or online, but need to come to the library to pick up their prizes. Families can register and submit lists of books read at tinyurl.com/JPLkids14. Children can report a maximum of one time per week.
Once children have reported four separate weeks, they receive a free book and a ticket to the final party at Splash Station.
Joliet Public Library has summer reading programs for the entire family. You can check the main part of the library website to learn more about the teen and adult programs.
June 3, 2014
Joliet Public Library will host its 5th annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, June 7 at 11-4 p.m.
Activities will include a kickoff parade, kids games, costumed characters, live music, and a demonstration of light saber swordplay.
But what about the other 364 days of the year? The library has a wide variety of Star Wars books, which range from picture books and early readers to juvenile chapter books and adult fiction. We also have juvenile and adult nonfiction about the movies. (And DVD’s of the movies, of course!)
June 3, 2014
LOTS of kids like to read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. We can tell by how many times a day someone asks us to help them find it!
Just in case it’s not on the shelf or you want to try something new, you might enjoy these series:
Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (J Ang)
Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown (J Bro)
NERDS by Michael Buckley (J Buc)
Cartboy by L.A. Campbell (J Cam)
Lunch Lady by Jarrett Krosoczka (GN J Kro)
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce (J Pei or GN J Pei)
Vordak the Incomprehensible by Scott Seegert (J See)
May 3, 2012
Lately, it seems like I see superheroes everywhere I go. I see superheroes on television, on t-shirts and even met some superheroes at C2E2, a comic book convention I recently attended in Chicago.
And, of course, I see superheroes at the library. While we don’t have actual superheroes walking around the building, we have lots of superhero books!
You can find superhero books at the library for almost every age group. We have picture books and early readers for preschoolers and younger elementary students, juvenile fiction and juvenile graphic novels for older elementary students, teen graphic novels and adult graphic novels. The Main Library has Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man and X-Men comic books in the Teen area.
Wondering which superheroes you’ll be able to find here? Our book collection includes the Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.
March 16, 2012
When other people start to think of shamrocks and the luck of the Irish, I start thinking of reading about leprechauns and the Irish.
I have a few books with Irish folk tales that I enjoy reading year after year. Those books are:
Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly (E Daly)
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola (E Depao)
Saint Patrick and the Peddler by Margaret Hodges (J 398.22 Hod)
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott (E 398.29415 McD)
I also especially enjoyed the YA book The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (Teen Fiction Thompson), which combines Irish music and dance, time travel and a visit to the land of the fairies.