Library Kids - August 25, 2017

Library Kids

Library Kids

Friday, August 25, 2017

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

August 25, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Reading to dogs helps build early literacy skills! Children who might otherwise be self-conscious relax a bit when they read aloud to a furry friend. They practice their reading, build self-esteem, and associate reading with a pleasant experience.

Kids who are already strong readers can further enhance their skills and find new excitement when reading alongside a dog.

Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to their companion. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.

Check out the dates and times of upcoming Read to a Dog events at a library near you.


Beyond the Bubbler

Beyond the Bubbler

Madison Public Library and Madison-area community centers team up with Madison Community Foundation to create meaningful experiences for Madison’s greatest assets – our children.

Supported by a $55,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation, Beyond the Bubbler will expand Madison Public Library’s unique makerspace program, The Bubbler, to 13 area community centers. This is the fourth major grant from Madison Community Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Year of Giving. 

One of the Bubbler’s signature program offerings are maker kits and experiences that allow participants to create an object using a variety of different materials—from arts to electronics. The Bubbler staff will work with youth and instructors at each community center to learn about the maker kits and choose what materials and projects they would like to adopt. The maker kits will live permanently at the community centers.

The first Beyond the Bubbler program is launching at the Bayview International Center for Arts and Education, also known as Bayview Community Center. Additional sites and programming will begin in 2018.

Learn more about the Madison Community Foundation's Beyond the Bubbler Grant.


All Things Lego

Library Closed on Labor Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.

All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 5.

**Please note, all Madison Public Library locations will also be closed on Thursday, September 14 for an all-staff training day. 

Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our Summer Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting ClubsLEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5

Problem Solving Sessions w/ Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Jennie Bastian
Tuesdays, August-September, 5:30-8:00pm - Central Library

Who Matters? Be a Part of an Intergenerational Photo Exhibit
Saturday, August 26, 10:00am-2:00pm - Central Library
Thursday, September 28, 4:00-8:00pm - Central Library

Make a Golden Snitch
Saturday, August 26, 10:00-11:00am - Hawthorne Library

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, August 26, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Saturday, September 9, 10:00-11:00am - Alicia Ashman Library

Chess Clubs
Monday, August 28, 6:00-8:00pm - Lakeview Library
Wednesday, August 30, 3:30-5:00pm - Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, September 5, 4:00-6:00pm - Sequoya Library
Wednesday, September 6, 3:30-5:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Knitting at the Library
Thursday, August 31, 3:00-4:30pm - Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00-8:15pm - Lakeview Library

Chapters Teen Writing Club
Thursday, August 31, 6:00-8:00pm - Pinney Library
Thursday, September 7, 6:00-8:00pm - Pinney Library

Language Explorers: Spanish
Saturday, September 2, 10:00-10:30am - Monroe Street Library

Stories & Sweets
Saturday, September 2, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Library Lego Club
Saturday, September 2, 2:00-3:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, September 5, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Movie Night: Hidden Figures
Friday, September 8, 5:30-7:45pm - Lakeview Library


New Books

Best. Night. Ever: A Story Told from Seven Points of View
by Jen Malone

Love Actually meets Adventures in Babysitting in this hilarious novel written by seven authors about seven classmates who are preparing for a crazy night at their middle school dance.

by Guy Adams

One of three companion novels set in the universe of the new Doctor Who spin-off show, Class. Stories of impossible car accidents, random attacks, even cold-blooded murder make Miss Quill's class sit up and take notice.

Karma Khullar's Mustache
by Kristi Wientge

With everyone around her focused on other things, Karma is left to figure out what to make of her terrifyingly hairy surprise all on her own.

Lexie, the Word Wrangler
by Rebecca Van Slyke

Lexie is a strong cowgirl who would rather wrangle words than cattle.

Pablo & Birdy
by Alison McGhee

Pablo, nearly ten, has many questions about his origins and how he arrived at Isla as a baby, but finding the answers may mean losing his lifetime companion, Birdy the parrot.

Space & Mighty Machines: Fun, Facts, and Stories with a Ripley Twist!
by Mike Goldsmith

From black holes and supernovas to monster trucks and jet engines, Space & Mighty Machines contains astonishing facts and awesome photographs with extraordinary stories of the weird and wonderful.

Thunder Boy Jr.
by Sherman Alexie

by Édouard Manceau

Colorful and oddly shaped scraps of paper blow in the wind. One by one, they take shape, transforming into animals--each one with its own story to tell.

Zeg and the Egg
by Mary Tillworth

When Zeg and Blaze find a dinosaur egg, they brave an erupting volcano and the falling debris of a mountain to return it to its nest.