Saturday, November 30, 2013

Finding Articles on our Website

We know there is a big explorer project coming up, and we thought we'd remind our lovely patrons that the library has resources available to help you out! We have biographies of many explorers that you can pick up here and--even better--wonderful articles you can access from the comfort of your home.

To access articles through our website, you need to follow a few simple steps.

Step Two: Find the link that says "Resources" on the left-hand side of the page.
The page will look like this, you can see "Resources" circled in red on the left.
Step Three: You'll be directed to our Resources page, which contains a list of all our online resources. 

You've made it! Our resources page!
You will find our online encyclopedias under "General Reference." Some databases that might be particularly helpful are located in the unassuming looking "EBSCO Host" link. Click on that and try out SearchasaurusKids Search, and/or Student Research Center. You may also find Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book Online Research Center helpful. 

If you're having trouble or would like to learn more about finding resources, stop by and we'll give you a hand.

Happy hunting and good luck with your papers! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Crafty Kids: Turkeys in Disguise

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

At this month's meeting of Crafty Kids, we read the picture book Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. In the story, Turkey dons various disguises to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner. For our craft, we created foam hand turkeys and added fun disguises of our own. The foam hats--created by Dylan, our most artistic staff member--looked amazing! We had crowns, cowboy (or cowgirl!) hats, mouse ears, and an astronaut helmet. The turkeys turned out looking so wonderful that we just had to share the final results!

Our beautiful turkeys in disguise!