Library Kids - December 30, 2015

Library Kids

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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

December 30, 2015 Issue

In this issue:


Featured Events 

 Carissa's App Picks for Kids

Are you looking for some quality apps you can feel comfortable sharing with your kids? Librarian Carissa Christner is here to help! The Youth Services Librarian at the Alicia Ashman Library, Carissa hosts a monthly evening family app-exploration called The Supper Club on the third Tuesday of every month. Can't make it to the library at dinnertime? Not to worry, Carissa has posted all her app recommendations on our website! You can subscribe to her monthly updates and even catch her live on NBC15 (WMTV) News at 5 every other week. Learn more about kids apps and growing healthy family media habits here.


Libraries Closed for Winter Holidays

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for the holidays on

  • Thursday, December 31
  • Friday, January 1, 2016
  • Sunday, January 3, 2016

While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items.

The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will be accessible with your library card while we're closed.


Winter/Spring Library Kidspages

Check out the library activities for children and families comming up this winter/spring with the online version of Winter/Spring Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or print your own from our web site - English (Spanish language version coming soon). Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others.



Upcoming Events

Find Storytimes for Ages 0-5 here

Family Fitness with Venus Washington
Saturday, January 2, 2016, 9:30 am. - 10:15 am - Pinney Library [more info]
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:15 am - Pinney Library [more info]
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:15 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:45 am - 11:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Artist in Residence Angela Richardson - Open Studio
Monday, January 4, 2016, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Central Library [more info]
Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Central Library [more info]
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Central Library [more info]

Daddy and Me Afternoon Playgroup
Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Central Library [more info]
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Central Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Everybody Drawing Everything All at Once!
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Central Library [more info]

Little Yoga
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Lakeview Library [more info/register]



New Books

Disney Pixar Comics Treasury (vol. 1)
by Alessandro Ferrari and Disney Storybook Artists

Mike and Sully, Buzz and Woody, Lighting and Mater relive their thrilling stories and more in this giant-sized graphic novel treasury featuring all of your favorite Disney-Pixar friends.

Mother Bruce
by Ryan T. Higgins

Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation. This picture book will have you "cracking up" along with your 3-6 year old!

My Diary from the Edge of the World
by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood, twelve, of Cliffden, Maine, living in a world where sasquatches, dragons, giants, and mermaids are common, keeps a diary of her family's journey in a used Winnebago as they seek The Extraordinary World in hopes of keeping her little brother, Sam, safe against all odds. Ages 8 and up.

This Is My Home, This Is My School
by Jonathan Bean

The boy from Building Our House (an Art of the Picture Book Collection title) takes us through a typically boisterous homeschooling day with his big family.  Recommended for ages 3-6.

Through the Town
by Craig Shuttlewood

Die-cut grooves invite small fingers to follow the trail through the town. A visual and sensory feast of a board book with special appeal to lovers of transportation.

The Trilogy of Two
by Juman Malouf

Pursued by ominous Enforcers, identical twins Sonja and Charlotte, musical prodigies with extraordinary powers, must embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands in hopes of unlocking the secrets of their mysterious past. Ages 10 and up.