Jun 132012

Dream Big Read BWSummer is here, so that means it is time for Summer Reading Club at the Warren Public Library!

Summer Reading Club runs from June 16 – August 4. This year, there are clubs for babies (0-2 years), children (2- 11 years), teens (12 – 17 years) and adults. All you have to do is register at any Warren Public Library branch and turn in reading forms throughout the summer. Grand prizes include Amazon Kindles (courtesy of Art Van Furniture) and VTech V.Readers for children. To learn more about each club, click the 2012 Summer Reading Club link in the Library Links box at right.

Also, be sure to check our Library Program links for exciting Summer Reading programs that are scheduled throughout the summer!

Happy reading and enjoy your summer!

Apr 132012

Monday, May 14 – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Miller Branch Library

Mark your calendars for family fun at the Arthur Miller Library! On the second Monday of each month, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., we’ll host a Family Fun Night with a performance or activity that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Who wants to know more about snakes, lizards, and other reptiles? Slither on in for a stupendously scaly time with Michael Brophy of R.E.P.T.I.L.E. Inc. and his reptile friends! You’ll learn all about the habits and habitats of reptiles in the wild, as well as important things to know about having reptiles as pets.

This family program requires registration so that we have enough seating.  To register, call 586-751-537.

Apr 132012

MASK programs are designed for elementary age students in grades 1-5. Programs are at 4:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month during the school year. All MASK programs take place at the Arthur J. Miller Branch of the Warren Public Library.

May 3: Turn off the TV with Library Lil
This week is Screen-Free Week, a chance to turn off computers, TVs, video games, and other electronic devices and find entertainment in moving, reading, and spending time with family and friends. What better place to celebrate that at the library?.

May 17: Get Caught Reading
Summer’s just around the corner, and that means Summer Reading Club! Decorate a bookmark to use this summer, and if you want, have your picture taken with your favorite book. We’ll use the pictures to make posters encouraging others to read this summer!

Registration for MASK programs is required due to limited space and supplies. Registration begins two weeks prior to each activity. You can register online here, or call 586.751.5377.

Mar 152012

Voting for the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, is now open! Children and teens are encouraged to cast their vote among 30 finalists in six different categories. Categories include Book of the Year awards for K-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade, and Teens. There are also awards for Author of the Year and Illustrator of the Year.

To cast your vote and see a list of winners for previous years, visit http://www.bookweekonline.com/voting. Voting ends May 3, and the winners will be announced at the annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala on May 7 as part of Children’s Book Week.