Library Kids - April 22, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016


Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.

April 22, 2016 Issue

In this issue:

Featured Events 


Madison Public Library Awarded 2016 National Medal

The Institute for Museum and Library Services  has selected Madison Public Library as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities. The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. on June 1.

“We are honored to receive the National Medal,” said Greg Mickells, Director of Madison Public Library.  “This achievement reflects our community’s appreciation of and commitment to public libraries, and our library's dedication to excellent, innovative library service and community engagement.”

The Library's Youth Services Team would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our incredible patrons, for all your support- you really are the reason for our success!


Firehouse Storytime = Hora de cuentos en la Estación de Bomberos

Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout.  Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks!

Saturday, April 30, 10am-12pm
Firehouse No. 6
825 West Badger Road, Madison

Hora de cuentos en la Estación de Bomberos
Ven a escuchar cuentos con los heroicos bomberos de Madison. Habrán manualidades, y préstamo de libros. Conoce al jefe de bomberos y platica con bomberos que te llevaran a conocer los camiones de bomberos.

Sábado, 30 de abril, 10 am a 12 pm
localizado en la Estación de Bomberos (Firehouse No. 6)
825 West Badger Road, Madison


PlayTime Productions Presents Sleeping Beauty

PlayTime Productions proudly presents theater especially for children, performed by children! You won't want to miss this special FREE performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY in the Central Library's third floor Community Room. The enchantment of a classic tale meets the delight of the unexpected in this library-after-hours family treat. As our friends from PlayTime Productions say, "Everyone needs a little magic!"





Upcoming Events

Find Storytimes for Ages 0-5 here
Find Chess Clubs here
Find Knitting Clubs here
Find LEGO Clubs here

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Origami for the Whole Family with Ruthann Bessman
Saturday, April 23, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info/register]

"Toddlers in Motion" with Miss Cindy
Monday, April 25, 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Central Library [more info]
Tuesday May 3, 10:15 am - 11:15 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Monday, April 25, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Minecraft @ the Library
Monday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Tuesday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Central Library [more info]

Music Together
Tuesday, April 26, 10:30 am - 11:00 am - Lakeview Library [more info]
Wednesday May 4, 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Things that Fly
Tuesday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]
Tuesday, April 26, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Grade 4-6 Photography Club
Tuesday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Central Library [more info/register]

Interactive Art with TetraPAKMAN!
Friday April 29, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Friday May 6, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: Minecraft Party
Friday April 29, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - South Madison Library [more info]

Seed & Garden Fun at the Library
Saturday April 30, 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Lakeview Library [more info]

Family Movie Matinee - Open Season: Scared Silly
Saturday April 30, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Bubbler Artists-in-Residence ArtWrite Collective: MakeyMakey Musical World Workshop
Sunday May 1, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Central Library Bubbler Room [more info]

Baby Gym
Monday May 2, 9:15 am - 9:45 am - Central Library [more info]

Read With A Cop
Monday May 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
Monday May 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Let's Move! Parent & Child Fitness
Tuesday May 3, 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Lakeview Library [more info/register]

May the Fourth Be with You!
Wednesday May 4, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Monroe Street Library [more info]
Wednesday May 4, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Free (Kids) Comic Book Day!
Saturday May 7th, 9 am - 5 pm - all Madison Public Libraries, while supplies last! [more info]

Super Saturdays (with Marisol Gonzalez) / Super Sábados (con Marisol Gonzalez)
Saturday May 7, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]



New Books

Because I'm Your Dad
by Ahmet Zappa

In a text that's both playful and loving, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for a one-of-a-kind relationship with his child. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep this board book universal. The ending, a moving tribute to the author's father, guarantees intergenerational appeal.

Bravest Warriors v. 6
by Kate Leth

This graphic novel follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe using the power of their emotions to save aliens and their worlds.

A Hungry Lion, or, a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals...what do you think happened next? Fans of This Is Not My Hat will definitely be amused!

Is Mommy?
by Victoria Chang

In this irreverent, hilarious, and charming picture book, award-winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies--no matter what they might unexpectedly say.

Locker Hero
by Rachel Renée Russell

Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won't exactly save any lives or foil bad guys, but that doesn't mean Max won't do his best to be the hero his school needs! Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries should definitely check out this brand-new series.

by Sara Pennypacker

Pax the fox and Peter the boy are inseparable. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away, Peter strikes out on his own despite an encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . Recommended for ages 9 and up.