Star in your very own READ Poster!

READ poster: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is holding a book titled "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut." In a graphic novel panel, the word READ is spelled out in capital yellow lettersCelebrate National Library Week all month long in Kids World.

Bring your favorite library book up to the Kids Desk in the next few weeks. After we take your photograph by our 'green screen,' you and your book will be center stage on a READ poster. 

Your poster will be on display in Kids World until the end of April, and will be available to take home in May.

There is no registration or fee. Just bring your best smile!

Dr. Seuss in the Library

A photograph of the spines of Dr. Seuss books with a stuffed Sneetch sitting next to them. Running on top and in front of the books are clipart images of various Dr. Seuss characters: Horton's trunk, Lorax, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, Max from Grinch, Thing One, Yertle the turtle, and a plate of Green Eggs and Ham"The more things you read,the more things you'll know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." - I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

Universally loved by generations of children the world over, Dr. Seuss is one of the most popular authors in children's literature. With colorful illustrations and silly, outrageous characters, his stories encourage readers to use their imagination. One of the benefits of introducing Dr. Seuss to children, especially at a young age, is they will associate reading with fun. Children who learn to enjoy reading at a young age are much more inclined to become lifelong readers. Along with books, several movies have been made that have quickly become favorites.

Popular characters such as the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and Lorax, are easily recognizable and are reader favorites, but there are multitudes of other characters with stories that are just as silly and incredulous. Kids World has just added a permanent collection of many Dr. Seuss books that are only available to read while you are in the library. Now, no matter when you stop in, there will be Dr. Seuss books available to read! This collection can be found in the picture book section, above the kits.

As a supplement to Dr. Seuss's books, there are many activities and worksheets that are available online, such as coloring pages, word searches, cut-outs and many other fun games! Visit Seussville online to find materials for parents and children that will enhance your favorite Dr. Seuss stories.

If you are feeling crafty and would like to do Dr. Seuss-themed art projects, Obseussed is a great website that has a multitude of projects that are easy, manageable and a lot of fun!

On April 5th, Kids World is hosting a Dr. Seuss Day program. Along with crafts, activities and reading, the Cat in the Hat himself will be in attendance. If you are not able to register for the program, you can still stop by and get your picture taken with the Cat in the Hat!

Find Dr. Seuss's books in the Library

Find movies made from Dr. Seuss books in the Library

Bridget, Kids World

Battle of the Books

Photograph shows the back of the crowd who turned out for the Battle Ceremony. Up front (very tiny) author Eric Kahn Gale in a blue t-shirt can be made outThe Battle of the Books 2013-2014 season has officially ended. This program showcases the brains of our local fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. The local school sends teams to compete against each other based on what the team remembers from reading 20 books.

This past Wednesday, we held the Battle Awards Ceremony. Over one hundred people turned out  to watch as trophies were handed out to the top three teams and for our pizza celebration.

In addition, guest speaker, author Eric Kahn Gale, spoke about his career and took questions from the students. He kindly agreed to give an autograph for each Battle participant.

For more information on our Battle of the Books program and season, please visit the Battle page and Battle blog.

Find Eric Kahn Gales' The Bully Book in the Library

Movie Rescheduled

Disney's Planes: A female aircraft carrier flies in front, a male airplane with a propeller flies behind here. Words "Come Fly With Me" are at the top, "From above the world of Cars" is at the bottom

Due to the severe weather, the Library closed early, Monday, January 6th, which meant we were unable to run the scheduled program, "Movie Monday: Planes."

Good news! The flight has been rescheduled! The planes are set to take off in the month of February!

"Movie Monday: Planes" will be held on Monday, February 10th at 6:00pm.

All patrons who were registered for its original date are still registered. However, there are still openings for those wishing to watch as Dusty, a cropduster, tries to tackle his fear of heights in order to become a champion racer. Patrons may register online or by contacting the Kids Desk.

Program Cancelled

Movie Monday: Disney's Planes: shows blue sky with white puggy clouds and the wing and the nose of a planeDue to the severe weather, the Library will be closing early today, Monday January 6th, at 5pm. Unfortunately, this means we will be unable to run the scheduled program, "Movie Monday: Planes." In other words, the planes have been grounded until further notice.

A rescheduled date may be possible after a closer look at the library schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We hope everyone stays warm on this wintery night!


Battle Schedule

The Battle Schedule for upcoming season has been finalized.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 4:00pm - Practice Battle
  • Wednesday, February 12th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 5th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 12th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 19th, 4:00pm - Award Ceremony

Last Chance to Give Storytime Feedback!

Jack the Hand Puppet smiles above a felt board with a book and clock felt peices stationed above the word StorytimeThis is the last week to tell us your opinion of the new storytime schedule before the schedule for the next storytime session (January to April) is finalized.

Share your thoughts with us by phone or by filling out a 'Storytime Schedule Feedback Form' located at the Kids Desk.

Thanks again for your continued help in making Kids World programs the best they can be.

A-Hoy Pirates!

Talk Like a Pirate Day logo: yellow circle with a black and white sketch of a bearded pirate with eye patch and peg leg who has a parrot on his shoulderAll pirates are welcome to drop-in the Story Room anytime between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 19th to play games and make a craft.

We will be looking around Dead Book Isle seeking buried treasure. Watch out for danger if you are forced to walk the plank!

Pirate garb is welcomed, but not mandatory for celebrating this international holiday.

Gene Ha Returns!

Eisenhower's Comic Con Logos: Boy with flame colored hair, black cape, green, yellow, and gray outfit stands slightly behind girl with long blue hair wearing a pink skirt outfit and white gloves and bootsGene Ha, last year's Battle Awards guest speaker, will be back at Eisenhower Public Library for the Mini-Comic Con this Saturday, September 7th.

He will be giving away free sketches to kids, so be sure to drop by his table between 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

Eisenhower's first Mini-Comic Con will host other artists and comic book venders, too. There will also be a costume contest, so if you wish to participate, be sure to dress to impress! Don't want to go with a superhero or villain? Disney characters, Star Wars, Pokemon, cartoon and even video game characters are also an option. The possibilities are endless!

There is no registration for the Comic Con, so just head to the Library on Saturday afternoon.