Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Is Library Card Sign-up Month- Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a Special Treat

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Perrot wants to make sure that all children have the smartest card of all– a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Sign up for a library card (or just use your library card) at the Youth Services Desk during September and you will receive a sweet treat!

Friday, August 27, 2010

"25 of the very best things money can't buy"

From "25 of the very best things money can't buy" featured on Yahoo!'s Shine blog:

#3. A library card. Hardbacks break the bank, and you're always "accidentally" dropping $20 a month on iTunes. That's why I remind you, my friend, of the library. Check out every single volume in the Millennium Trilogy, borrow When Harry Met Sally for the fortieth time, and have access to all the Charles Mingus albums in the world, all for free.

First Day Jitters?

Early childhood experts agree that being prepared for a new experience and knowing what to expect are keys to relieving anxiety. At this time of year, patrons of Perrot’s Youth Services Department often come looking for books that will help them to help their little ones make a successful transition to a “school” situation, whether that means day care, playgroup, preschool, pre-K, or the big leap into (gulp!) kindergarten.

We have two lists of books about starting school: Starting School and Ready, Set, Go! to School. Plus, starting school is so important that it even has its own subject heading! Just do a subject search for "First Day of School" in our catalog, or follow this link to see Perrot's books on the subject: http://tinyurl.com/2bhstmp

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Express DVDs Now Available-- 3 day loan

Perrot’s Express DVDs are now available for checkout! They are displayed on the shelves in the main reception area (by the adult circulation desk). These are the most requested new releases. They can be checked out for 3 days, cannot be reserved or renewed, and carry a $1 per day late fee. Here are some of the available titles:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
When in Rome
The Bounty Hunter
Did You Hear About the Morgans>
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Dear John

The Book of Eli

To see the complete list of Express DVDs available at Perrot, search our catalog-- choose a "call number" search, and then type in "express DVD."

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Youth Services Fall Program Schedule Now Available

The Youth Services Fall 2010 Program Schedule (.PDF) is now available.

Our program registration is by lottery. Pick up a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk, beginning on Monday, August 9th, 2010. For complete registration instructions, click here.

If you have any questions, please comment on this post!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who participated in Youth Services's 2010 summer reading program and summer contest!

Over 250 kids signed up for our summer reading program and read almost 900 books in total! WOW, that is pretty impressive!

If you were one of our very special signer-uppers, you can still keep track of the books you read, even though our "official" program has ended! You can either take your reading record home with you, or leave it here in the library. We will also continue to give out prizes for books read (while supplies last, so HURRY!).

You might also want to take a look at the four winners of our weekly summer contest for 2010. We hope they are happily licking ice cream cones right now, courtesy of their ice cream gift certificates!

August Movie in the Park: Born Free

Perrot will be presenting its second Movie in the Park for this year, Born Free, on August 14th! Bring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy an evening of entertainment at Binney Park!

Born Free (Rated PG)
Saturday August 14th, 2010, at 8:30 PM
[Rain date: Sunday, August 15th]

The heartwarming story of a British couple who teach their pet lioness how to survive in the wilds of the African jungles. Joy and George Adamson involuntarily domesticate several lions while living in Kenya. They keep one, named Elsa, until she is fully grown, and rather than turn her over to a zoo, they decide to train her to live like a wild animal so that they can release her into her natural habitat. The film, based on Joy Adamson's book, is poignant and emotional without ever becoming banal or overly sentimental. -Synopsis from Fandango