Preschool Computers!

Our new preschool computers are up and ready to go!

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These computers are for preschool aged children to learn and explore.  On them, they can access ABC Mouse, PBS Kids, and more.  We do have a few rules:

1) These computers are for preschool aged children only. Big kids can check out a patron computer.

2) Children using these computers need to be supervised by an adult

3) Be gentle! We have a touch screen, but they need to be used respectfully.

4) Be sure to notify the check out desk before using so we can check out the computer to you. There is a 15 minute time limit.

5) Adults, you are responsible for your children. Please be attentive.

 

Book Review

A few more reviews from our young readers.  Enjoy!


Book Title: What was I scared of

Author: Dr seuss

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read what was I scared of by Dr Seuss. The Zax was running from the pans.They keep scaring him in the woods in the town of Grin-Itch and on Roover river. One day the Zax talked to the pants now he is not scared.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I liked this book because the Zax characters talk to each other and they are funny.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: All first graders should read this book because it is funny.

Review by T.E.


Book Title: I love my new toy

Author: mo willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read I Love My New Toy. One day Elephant broke Piggie’s toy. It got fixed.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I really liked it. It teaches children not to fight. Brothers and sisters should read this book.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Review by P.M.


 

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. If you are participating in the Summer Reading Program, be sure to check your email and calendar for dates and times of activities. On Friday, June 16th at 1:00 p.m. we will be showing the movie “Swan Princess: Royally Undercover”!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Save the date! JUNE 17 at 10:00 a.m. New York Times best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf will visit the Library to discuss her latest release and autograph books!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our websitewww.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  In 2013, there were 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of more than 4 million visits each day. That’s 2,854 per minute. ~American Library Association

 Fiction:     CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley

FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky

AGAINST ALL ODDS by Danielle Steel

RAY OF LIGHT by Shelley Shepard Gray

WHITE PICKET FENCES (Large Print) by Susan Meissner

THE TRAIL WEST; MONAHAN’S MASSACRE by William W. Johnstone

Young Adult:     GEM & DIXIE by Sara Zarr

Junior Fiction:  CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL by Rick Riordan

A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES by Tom Watson

LAND OF STORIES; THE WISHING SPELL (Book on CD) by Chris Colfer

Easy:        PLEASE, PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley

BUNNYBEAR by Andrea J. Loney

THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG by Gemma Merino

DVDs:       ROUGE ONE

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Big Library Read

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The Other Einstein selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club at Wellman-Scofield Public Library
Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks

She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Readers of (Library name) can learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. Millions of readers around the world will read the eBook The Other Einstein at the same time beginning Monday, June 12 and concluding June 26. (Library name) users will be able to borrow the eBook by visiting [insert link to your digital collection http://xxx.lib.overdrive.com. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

The Other Einstein (Sourcebooks) by Marie Benedict offers a window into the fascinating story of Einstein’s first wife. A brilliant physicist in her own right, her contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. A historical fiction book, it offers readers a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

“The moment I first learned about Mileva, I discovered that she was fascinating in her own right and I felt compelled to tell her tale,” said Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein. “The more I researched Mileva and came to know her through her letters, I realized that her story was powerful and important in itself, and instrumental in understanding our own history and the role of women in it. I hope that you enjoy The Other Einstein and that Mileva’s story sparks many spirited conversations with other Big Library Read readers.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook though the library.  Readers can join an onilne conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.com.  The free program runs for two weeks and to get starting reading, all that is needed is a library card.  The Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds.  The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. If you are participating in the Summer Reading Program, be sure to check your email and calendar for dates and times of activities.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Save the date! JUNE 10 at 10:00 a.m. we will have a presentation on “Straight-laced girl, Uptight Ladies & Loose Women” by Kathy Wilson.

‘A professional historian and educator, Kathy Wilson believes learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. To prove that point, she draws on more than 20 years of experience to create programs that engage and entertain as well as educate her audiences.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times as frequently as they go to the movies.” ~American Library Association

 Fiction:     STARS OVER CLEAR LAKE by Loretta Ellsworth

LONG WAY GONE by Charles Martin

16th SEDUCTION by James Patterson

THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP by Graeme C. Simsion

DAYBREAK by Shelley Shepard Gray

BLACK SUN by Terry C. Johnston

Biography: HILLBILLY ELEGY; A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS  by J.D. Vance

Young Adult:     POINT GUARD by Mike Lupica

Junior Fiction:  AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by Bill Nye

CHECK, PLEASE by A. J. Stern

Easy:        THE LITTLE RED HEN by Jerry Pinkney

THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Jerry Pinkney

THE GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTON by Mo Willems

DVDs:       FANTASTIC BEATS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

BCD (BOOKS ON CD):     THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Laine Moriarty

44 CHARLES STREET by Danielle Steel

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Save the date! JUNE 10 at 10:00 a.m. we will have a presentation on “Straight-laced girl, Uptight Ladies & Loose Women” by Kathy Wilson.

‘A professional historian and educator, Kathy Wilson believes learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. To prove that point, she draws on more than 20 years of experience to create programs that engage and entertain as well as educate her audiences.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S.—a total of 17,566 including branches. Nearly 100% of public libraries provide Wi-Fi and have no-fee access to computers.”

 Fiction:     THE EBB TIDE by Beverly Lewis
HIGH STAKES by Fern Michaels
GOLDEN PREY by John Sandford
THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY by Hannah Tinti
THE HORSE DANCER by Jojo Moyes
CARNAGE OF EAGLES by William W. Johnstone

Non-Fiction: PROFILES OF VALOR; IOWA’S MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS OF THE CIVIL WAR by Dennis H. Black

Junior Fiction:  CLEMENTINE AND THE SPRING TRIP by Sara Pennypacker
THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi

Jr. Non-Fiction:        OUT OF THE BOX: 25 CARDBOARD ENGINEERING PROJECTS FOR MAKERS by Jemma Westing

Easy:        LAUNDRY DAY by Jessixa Bagley
BIRD, BALLOON, BEAR by IL Sung Na
EATING THE ALPHABET by Lois Ehlert

DVDs:       CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BCD (BOOKS ON CD):     COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag
PLAY DIRTY by Sandra Brown

Book Review: March

MARCH, Book One, MARCH Book Two, MARCH Book Three, written by John Lewis

First of all, I want to say that our Librarian Carol does a very good job getting new books for us to read, whether it be books on the best seller list or something we request from her.  There are so many things I want to read on the “new shelf” that I seldom get to the other shelves.  (So many books, so little time!!)

The “March”  bestselling books are very quick reads, written by John Lewis, a black Congressman.  In them he tells us (in picture form like a comic book) his personal experiences growing up in the south and his peaceful  participation in the civil rights movement and the March to Selma.  You, like me, probably would rather read novels instead of books about the South in the 60’s and 70’s.  But once I picked one up, I couldn’t put it down, and like I said earlier they are easy and quick to read.

I lived through this time in our country’s history but obviously paid little attention to what was happening, because when I read these books I kept asking myself “how could I not know these things happened?”  The marchers sacrificed so much to get their message across, yet were treated so horribly for their efforts, some paying with their lives.  As a young man, John Lewis risked everything in Selma, Alabama, and yet he continues to fight today for justice and non-violence.

I recommend these books to all, whether you are interested in history, or just want a change of pace in your reading material.  Try Book One first, it won’t take hardly any time to read it.  I’ll guess you will want to read the other two.

Review by J. G.