Kids

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 15:39
cover of the book: e Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Dragon and a girl

Are you in 5th-8th grade? Do you love to read?  

Reader's Quest Book Group

A book and activity group for youth in 5th-8th grade. 

The program is usually available in two formats: virtual and in-person. However, we are only offering the virtual format for December. We will return to two options in January. 

Step one: Sign up. Participants receive a book to keep

Step two: Read the book

Step three: Join us for a mellow trivia contest based on questions from the book 

December

Book: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Virtual Program via Zoom

Saturday, December 10, 10-11:30

  • Join us, via zoom, for a mellow trivia contest based on the book
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 12:30
picture of book cover of The Inquisitor's Tale by Hatem Aly

Are you in 5th-8th grade? Do you love to read?  

Reader's Quest Book Group

A book and activity group for youth in 5th-8th grade. 

The program is available in two formats: virtual and in-person

Step one: Sign up. Participants receive a book to keep

Step two: Read the book

Step three: Decide if you would like to join us in-person or online, for a related program, or both!

  • Online version: Join us for a mellow trivia contest based on questions from the book
  • In-person @ the Central Library: Join us for an interactive program based on the book

November

Book: Inquisitor's Tale

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 08:45
National Bullying Prevention Month and Halloween

 

October means that Halloween is almost here! October is also National Bullying Prevention Month.

Did you know that one out of five children report being bullied? (NCES) Sadly, bullying happens all around us, at school, at home, and especially online. But we can change that! Whether you are being bullied, or are bullying others, there are things we can all do to make sure our actions help, not hurt, ourselves and others.

Here are some facts about bullying.

Ready to take action against bullying? Are you being bullied and need help? Check out these resources-

Stomp Out Bullying

Crisis Services WNY

GLYS Western New York, Inc: Growinhttps://www.glyswny.org/g LGBTQ+ Youth Support

Mental Health Advocates of WNY

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-Check out these reads on bullying-

 Cover image for #iamawitness : confronting bullying  #iamawitness

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Let's not forget about Halloween!

Here are some fun Halloween books!

Halloween movies are a great choice too!

How to Grow and Care for Pumpkins

 

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 17:33
cover of the book Atlas Obscura The World's Most Adventurous Kid

Are you in 5th-8th grade? Do you love to read?  

Reader's Quest Book Group

A book and activity group for youth in 5th-8th grade. 

The program is available in two formats: virtual and in-person

Step one: Sign up. Participants receive a book to keep

Step two: Read the book

Step three: Decide if you would like to join us in-person or online, for a related program, or both!

  • Online version: Join us for a mellow trivia contest based on questions from the book
  • In-person @ the Central Library: Join us for an interactive program based on the book

September

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:00
Book cover of Katie the Catsitter. Girl and cats running

Join us Wednesday, August 17, 5:30-6:15, via Zoom, to hear graphic novel author Colleen AF Venable talk about her book Katie the Catsitter! There will be time for audience members to ask questions at the end. 

If you haven't read it, there's still time to pick up at copy at the library or download it as an eBook. Already read it and loved it? Did you know there is a sequel, Katie the Catsitter. Best Friends for Never

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 13:36
School Supplies on a Table

 

It's August, which means school starts next month! Are you ready?

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Check out these books to get excited for school!

 

What If...? Answer to Calm First Day of School Jitters by Sonali Fry

 

Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

 

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

 

Tomatoes in My Lunchbox by Costantia Manoli

 

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 15:22
book cover of Book Scavenger

Do you love to read? We have two great summer programs: Reader's Quest Book Group and Battle of the Books.

Reader's Quest Book Group

A book and activity club for youth in 5th-8th grade. 

The program is available in two different formats this summer: virtual and in-person

Step one: Sign up. Participants receive a book to keep

Step two: Read the book

Step three: Decide if you would like to join us in-person or online, for a related program, or both!

  • Online version: Join us for a mellow trivia contest based on the book
  • In-person @ the Central Library: Join us for an interactive program based on the book

June 

Book: Book Scavenger

Codes, Ciphers, and Mysteries abound!  Join Emily and her friends as they attempt to solve a mystery involving the creator of her favorite game, Book Scavenger.

Virtual Program:

Saturday, June 11, 10-11:30

  • Join us, via zoom, for a mellow trivia contest based on the book

In-person Program @ Central:

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 09:02
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

 

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month is dedicated to honoring the legacy of AAPI in the United States, and to promote learning about their many varied cultures and influences to our country. 

Check out NPR's article about the history of AAPI Month and why we celebrate.

 

Picture Books-

The Paper Kingdom - Helena Ku Rhee

The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi

No Kimchi For Me - Aram Kim

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas - Natasha Yim

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For more info check out-

 Activities, Information, Virtual Tours, etc. put together by the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fun Facts from the Census Bureau

 

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 13:44
Autism Spectrum Infinity Symbol Rainbow Colors

April is National Autism Awareness Month

 

 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health Autism is...

a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

 

Did you know?

  • About 1 in 44 children are diagnosed with Autism
  • Autism occurs in all races, genders, and socioeconomic groups
  • Boys are diagnosed with ASD four times more often than girls

 

Want more info?

National Institute of Mental Health

 

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Tue, 02/01/2022 - 09:55
Black History Month

 

Black History Month is celebrated in February of each year. Although it is celebrated annually during the month of February, we are reminded of African American Inventors’ achievements and contributions every day. During the month of February, we recognize and celebrate the perseverance of African Americans determination in the United States.

According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), “Why does Black History Month occur in February?” the relevance of February goes back to 1926, when ASALH’s founder Dr. Carter G. Woodson first established “Negro History Week” during the second week of February. And, why that week?  Because it encompasses the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass—both men being great American symbols of freedom. However, Woodson never confined Negro History to a week.  His life’s work and the mission of ASALH since its founding in 1915 represent a living testimony to the year-round and year-after-year study of African American history.”

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