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Library Kids - May 24, 2018

Library Kids

Library Kids

Thursday, May 24, 2018


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

May 24, 2018 Issue

In this issue:


Bubbler Wrap-Up: Rachal Duggan

Read Like a Badger: Libraries Rock! 

Starting June 1, visit one of the nine Madison libraries or register online to join our Summer Reading Club.

All ages welcome from birth through 8th grade. Join us on a brain-building reading adventure this summer and earn a free book of your choice and an invitation to our Rock the Library Sessions, a special Bubbler Jr. making experience just for summer readers.

Summer Reading Club runs through August 31.

Check out our Kidspages or keep an eye on our calendar for up-to-date information about kids’ events.


¡Perrito Party!

¡Perrito Party!

Comenzaremos el Club de Lectura de Verano, y tendremos actividades y refrigerios para celebrar el famoso "Xolo" - ¡el perro mexicano sin pelo! ¡También habrá una oportunidadde leer con perros de verdad! Arte del perro presentado por las escuelas de Falk y Sandburg clases Bilingüe de 4K. Actividades orientadas especialmente para preescolar - 2 ° grado.

Sábado, 26 de Mayo | 10:30-12:00pm | Biblioteca Meadowridge 
Sábado, 2 de Junio | 10:30-12:00pm | Biblioteca Hawthorne


We'll kick off the Summer Reading Club - and have activities and refreshments to celebrate the famed “Olo” - the Mexican Hairless Dog! There will also be a chance to read with real dogs! Featured dog art by Falk and Sandburg Bilingual 4K classrooms. Activities geared especially for Preschool - 2nd Grade.

Saturday, May 26 | 10:30-12:00pm | Meadowridge Library
Saturday, June 2 | 10:30-12:00pm | Hawthorne Library


Print & Resist Zinefest

Library Closed on May 28

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed May 28in observance of Memorial Day. 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.

This is a great time to explore the library's digital resources, including databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, accessible with your library card 24/7. You can also enjoy some local music from the Yahara Music Library.

And please note, Sunday hours at Central, Pinney, and Sequoya Libraries ended on May 20. Sunday hours will resume on September 9.


Upcoming Events

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

Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Hannah O'Hare Bennett
Various Dates/Times in June - Central Library

¡Perrito Party!
Saturday, May 26, 10:30am-12:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Cooking with Kids Chef Kilfoy
Saturday, May 26, 3:00-4:15pm - Meadowridge Library

Libraries Are for Everyone Drop-In Screenprinting
Saturday, June 2, 10:00-11:30am - Monroe Street Library

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: Crestwood Elementary Stop Motion Animation Films
Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Magic of Rhythm with Tim Glander
Friday, June 8, 11:00am-12:00pm - Central Library

South Firehouse Storytime at Firehouse #6 
Saturday, June 9, 10:00-11:00am - Firehouse #6 [825 W. Badger Road]

Drag Queen Storytime
Saturday, June 9, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Saturday, June 16, 10:00-11:00am - Pinney Library
Saturday, June 23, 10:30am-12:00pm - Central Library

Show Your Pride! Music & Crafts for Everyone
Saturday, June 9, 10:30am-12:00pm - Hawthorne Library
Saturday, June 9, 1:00-2:00pm - Lakeview Library

Creative Recycled Cosplay
Saturday, June 9, 1:00-2:00pm - Sequoya Library

NeedleReads: Cage Comforters for SPCA
Saturday, June 9, 3:00-4:15pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Slime Party!
Monday, June 11, 11:00am-12:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Bubbler Write-In
Thursday, June 14, 6:00-9:00pm - Central Library

Habitat LEGO Build
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30am-12:00pm - Hawthorne Library

Garden Party
Saturday, June 23, 10:00am-12:00pm - Lakeview Library

North Firehouse Storytime at Packers Townhouses
Saturday, June 23, 11:00am-12:00pm - Packers Townhouses [1927 Northport Dr.]

A Storytelling Sing-Song-Along with Tracy Chipman
Monday, June 25, 10:30-11:15am - Meadowridge Library


New Books



Bear and Wolf
by Daniel Salmieri


Bear and Wolf become unlikely companions one winter's evening when they discover each other out walking in the falling snow. They're young and curious, slipping easily into friendship as they amble along together, seeing new details in the snowy forest. Together they spy an owl overhead, look deep into the frozen face of the lake, and contemplate the fish sleeping below the surface. Daniel Salmieri's debut as author/illustrator is a beautifully rendered story of friendship and the subtle rhythm of life when we are open to the world and to each other.




by Wendy Mass


It's been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy's grandmother in Australia. Now that she's back, Livy has the feeling she's forgotten something really, really important about Gran's house. It turns out she's right. Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn't forget Livy, or her promise. He's been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can't remember who--or what--he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it's time to keep that promise.




A Busy Creature's Day Eating
by Mo Willems


Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.




A House That Once Was
by Julie Fogliano


The dynamic duo of Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Lane Smith team up to tell a delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there in A House That Once Was.




La Frontera: El Viaje con Papá = My Journey with Papa
by Deborah Mills


Join a young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life. They ll need all the resilience and courage they can muster to safely cross the border - la frontera - and to make a home for themselves in a new land. In Spanish and English.




The Last
by Katherine Applegate


First Katherine Applegate thrilled readers with the action-packed Animorphs series. Then she stole our hearts with the award-winning The One and Only Ivan. Now she takes us on an unforgettable journey in this first book of an epic middle grade series! Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.




Otis & Will Discover the Deep: Barton, Beebe, and the Dive of the Bathysphere 
by Barb Rosenstock


A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-setting descent into the deep ocean in their Bathysphere craft, making the men the first humans to witness deep sea creatures in their natural habitat. This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep.




Pip & Pup
by Eugene Yelchin


Across the barnyard, Pip the chick spots a new friend to play with--Pup! But Pup isn't sure he likes how Pip plays--too rough. These two friends will weather the storm though. A bright, fun celebration of spring and friendship!




Vernon is On His Way: Small Stories
by Philip Christian Stead


Today is a very nice day. There has never been a day so nice as this, except for maybe yesterday. Join Vernon and his friends Skunk and Porcupine on a series of three enchanting adventures entitled Waiting, Fishing, and Gardening, as they comb the forest floor for trinkets and go fishing in their own unconventional way. Award-winning author Philip Stead's calming text and playful, sincere illustrations will charm and entertain many times over.