Monday, March 17, 2014

Peep-a-palooza '14 is coming!

Top 'o the mornin' to you all this St. Patrick's Day! Leprechaun Cal here,

Did you know that the Peep-a-palooza '14 art program will be at the Lackawanna County Children's Library soon? Marshmallow Peeps have become a fun pop-cultural icon, and did you know they're made locally in Bethlehem, PA? Resident artist, Miss Liz is going to show you how to draw your favorite book cover featuring Peeps as the stars! She will show a silly PeeperPoint presentation, and you can play a Peeps trivia game and win prizes! Plus, there are heaps of yummy Peeps to snack on to provide artistic inspiration.

Kids ages 7-12 are invited to bring their favorite book to the program and create a drawing of their interpretation of the book cover featuring Peeps! Saturday, April 12th at 2:30pm at the Lackawanna County Children's Library. Take a peep at some of last year's masterpieces! Register today online or by calling. (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015.

Have a Lucky Day!

CHEM 4 KIDS: Sponsored by the University of Scranton Chemistry Club

Hi Friends!
I am a Gummi Bear!
   This chemistry program is designed just for students in grades 2-6.
The awesome instructors will introduce basic concepts of chemistry in a fun, amazing way!
Watch a gummi bear dance and a hydrogen balloon explosion!
And for a special treat ... liquid nitrogen ice cream!
Who thought chemistry could be so cool!
The dates are:

Thursday April 10th at 6PM
Monday April 14th at 6PM

Call the Lackawanna County Children's Library to register:
 570-348-3000 x 3015

 Your feathery friend, Cal

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

NEW: Science Explorers!

To all Junior Scientists!
Join University of Scranton students from the Education
Club to conduct fun science experiments.
Saturday March 29th at 2:30 PM
Call to register: 348-3000 ext. 3015
For kindergartners through 6th grade.
You never know what is going to happen!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Caldecott and Newbery Award winners announced

Hi all,

Cal here, did you know my full first name is Caldecott?  I am named after the Caldecott literary award.  It just so happens this year's winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Award were announced this week!

"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children" (ALA). The Caldecott medal "given to the artist who had created the most distinguished picture book of 2013" went to Brian Floca's book, Locomotive, which is about an 1869 railroad journey. The pictures and text even make me feel like I am back in time riding on a railroad.,204,203,200_.jpg (image:

"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" (ALA). The Newbery medal for "the most distinguished American children's book of 2013" went to Kate DiCamillo's book, Flora and Ulysses. Flora loves comic books and her poetry-writing superhero squirrel, Ulysses. (image:
Both of these items are available in the Lackawanna County Library System.  Flora and Ulysses is also available as an audiobook. 

American Library Association- Newbery Medal:

American Library Association- Caldecott Medal:

Stay warm and cozy up to these great books today!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tooth Fairy Day

Hey Friends!

The Tooth Fairy is coming! On Sunday, February 2nd at 2:30 pm, join us at the Lackawanna County Children's Library for some storytelling and tooth-filled fun! Face painting begins at 2pm and is limited to the first 50 children. Check out 3 items to receive a goody bag! To register, call (570) 348-3000 ext. 3015

Hope to see you there!