Friday, February 23, 2018
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
February 23, 2018 Issue
In this issue:
Kids can explore hands-on creative tools for building, creating, and playing at the library - from sock monsters to catapults, marble runs to treasure maps! Learn some new techniques and think creatively to make something awesome.
Take a look at all the exciting maker activities coming up at a library in your neighborhood.
2018 ALA Youth Media Awards
The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the 2018 Youth Media Award Winners, which honors top books, video and audio books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits.
Some of the award-winners include:
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say
La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya
You'll see many of these books featured below.
Learn more about the YMA Awards in our MADReads feature.
Reframe the Name with Author Jaia Davis
Name calling hurts and bullying is painful. Come by Goodman South Madison Library on March 2 to hear local 10-year-old author Jaia Davis share how she coped with bullying. She'll provide tools for everyone, young and old, that will help them deal with bullies.
Reframe the Name with Jaia Davis, Author of I am F.A.T.
Friday, March 2 from 6:00-7:00pm
Goodman South Madison Library
Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.
Find a complete event listing in our Spring Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting Clubs, LEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5
Family Movie Night: Wonder
Friday, February 23, 5:30-7:30pm - Lakeview Library
After Dinner Mints Movie: Hidden Figures
Friday, February 23, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Saturday, February 24, 1:00-3:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Friday, March 2, 3:30-4:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Storytime for the Very Young
Tuesday, February 27, 11:30-12:15pm - Monroe Street Library
Wednesday, February 28, 9:30-10:00am - Central Library
Friday, March 2, 10:30-11:15am - Meadowridge Library
Anji Play Date
Wednesdays: February 28 - April 18 (EXCEPT 3/28), 10:30am-12:30pm - Lussier Community Center
Open Drawing Studio & Closing Show with Artist-in-Residence: RADillustrates
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-8:00pm - Central Library
Kids Code Madison
Thursdays: March 1-22, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Fridays: March 2 - March 16, 10:00am-11:00am - Central Library
Family Fun Night: Reframe the Name with Jaia Davis, author of I Am F.A.T.
Friday, March 2, 6:00-7:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Family Movie Night: The LEGO Batman Movie
Friday, March 9, 6:00-7:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturday, March 10, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Saturday, March 10, 10:30-11:30am - Lakeview Library
Saturday Family Matinee: LEGO NINJAGO
Saturday, March 10, 2:30-4:30pm - Pinney Library
Read and Make: Imagination Station with Mystery Boxes!
Monday, March 12, 2:30-3:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Screen-Printing with Lesley Numbers (A Bubbler Program)
Friday, March 16, 10:00-11:00am - Hawthorne Library
Makerpalooza: Stop Motion Animation
Saturday, March 17, 2:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library
Looking for more incentives to snuggle? If you’ve got a wiggly kid, it’s often difficult for them to sit still long enough to share a whole book. Try cuddling up with a good book app instead! Like a pop-up book, they often have just enough interactivity to keep your busy child engaged. One of the most beloved bedtime story apps is Nighty-Night by Fox & Sheep.
Take a look at Carissa's App Picks for Kids reviews and subscribe to her e-newsletter to get regular app reviews sent straight to your inbox!