Updates to Bridges

What updates have been made to my library’s digital collection recently?

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OverDrive is always working to improve your digital library experience, which sometimes includes adding or changing features. Learn more about recent changes below.

Note: Formats, titles, and features vary by library, so some of these changes may not apply to your library’s digital collection.

June 27, 2017

  • You now have a Rated titles page (under books icon) so you can easily see and keep track of your rated titles.
  • You can now sort titles on your Holds and Wish list pages, as well as your new Rated titles page.
  • Borrowed read-alongs are now easy to see on your Loans page. When you borrow one, you’ll see “Read-along eBook” on the Read in browserbutton.

Source: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/2778185

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

Another round of reviews coming your way!


Book Title: I am going

Author: Mo Willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read “I am Going” by Mo Willems. Gerald won’t let Piggie go. Piggie stayed at home.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I like when Piggie lied that he was going. Piggie was funny because he was tricky when he lied.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: Anybody can read this because it’s funny.

Review by I.L.


Book Title: I will surprise my friend

Author: Mo Willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read I will surprise my friend by Mo Willems. The characters are 2 squirrels a pig and a elephant. The setting is outside. The problem is that elephant thought piggy was getting eaten. The resolution is that they jump up and see each other.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I really like this book because elephant and piggy get super super surprised.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: I think people who like surprises should read this book.

Review by F.M.


 

What We’ve Been Up To: Summer Reading Program

We’ve been busy so far this summer!  Check out what we’ve been up to:Week1KCRG

Justin Gehrts from KCRG’s weather lab came to speak to the kids about clouds and rain.  They really enjoyed seeing his presentation!

Week1Quilts

Our first craft was to make quilt squares for lap quilts for the nursing home.  The kiddos did a great job creating cheerful, colorful designs.  We are currently working on getting the quilts all sewn and ready.  We had enough squares to make 5 quilts!

Week2Speaker

The Grout Museum came and shared some fun science experiments with the kids.  They had a blast watching her and hearing the science behind the reactions.

Week3Reha

Maryann from Reha Greenhouse came out and read a story to the kids and shared some plants.  She brought in some colorful plants for them to look at, some fragrant herbs for them to smell, and some soft plants for them to touch.  At the end they made a “rain storm” to “water the plants.”  It was so much fun!

Week3Craft

Today, we painted Tin Can Planters.  It was so fun seeing the bright designs the kids created.  Hopefully soon, they’ll be filled with beautiful plants.

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

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