Monday, September 19, 2011

Makeover Time

Guess what???? We just got a whole new look!

Check out our sparkling new website by clicking here:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Riddle time:

Where can you get a gently used book, a chef's hat, AND a tangy, tasty treat?

Right here! Next Monday, September 19, at 6pm! It's our International Cooking Challenge and Book Sale Kick-off!

We have a few spots left for cooking teams--sign up yourself or as a team with family or friends. Submit an entries inspired by foods of Mexico, Peru, Greece, Italy, China, India, or Egypt. It will be judged by a panel of East Longmeadow luminaries (think school personnel, business owners, and foodies)--and you just might win our signature golden rolling pin and a brand new cookbook! But hurry. . .the roster is filling up fast!

Or just come for first-dibs on the book sale, treats and the festivities!

PS - Fall storytime registration is coming up on Wednesday, September 21, 9:30am, for East Longmeadow residents. (Thursday, Sept. 22, it is open to everyone). Our fall storytime session will start the week of October 3.

Storytimes requiring registration are:

Mondays 10am - Sign me a Story (a sign language class for infants to age 2)
Mondays, 1pm - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-1/2 to 6)
Tuesdays, 10am - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-1/2 to 6)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Parents & Twos, (ages 2 to 3-1/2)
Thursdays, 10:30am - Parents & Twos, (ages 2 to 3-1/2)

Programs not requiring registration are:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Pajama Night Storytime (ages 3 to 6)
Fridays, 10am - Crawl Talk (a social play time for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers)

Monday, August 22, 2011

AAUGH! (as Charlie Brown would say)

It's the last week before school starts!
And it's the last week for the iPad Raffle! Have you bought a ticket yet for a chance to win an iPad II? The raffle ends this coming Friday, August 26.

A summer wrap-up note:
- Please come in by September 1 to pick up your GPS art projects from the summer reading program, as we need to reorganize and clean the department for our fall programming. We have enjoyed displaying these fabulous creations, however we need to dust our shelves! If you would like your project back, August 31 is the very last date that we can guarantee it will be here.

A couple fall preview notes:
-Save the date for our International Cooking Challenge--Monday, September 19, at 6 pm. Sign up is necessary. Just like last year, our cooking challenge will feature local celebrity judges, a bonus-points ingredient list, prizes for the winners, and a yum-yum-yummy good time! And just like last year, our Cooking Challenge is the kick-off to our great, big book sale to benefit the Children's Department program fund.

-Save the date for our Fall Storytime Registration--9:30am, Wednesday, Sept. 21, for East Longmeadow residents (Thursday, Sept. 22, for non-residents). Stay tuned for more specifics.

Enjoy your last days of summer vacation!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer's last hurrah. . .

This week in the Children's Department:

Wednesday, August 17, 10:30am
- Kindergarten Story Time! A special program for children entering kindergarten. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, August 17, 4 - 5pm - Chess Club! Grades 3 - 6. Join us!

Thursday, August 18, 1 - 3pm - Volunteer Appreciation Party! A party for our AWESOME student volunteers. . .think live band, pizza, sweets and FUNNN! Please RSVP.

And save this date:
Monday, September 19, 6pm - The E.L. Library INTERNATIONAL Cooking Challenge!
This event kicks off our 2nd Annual Children's Department Book Sale. Stay tuned for details! (We are currently accepting donations of gently used children's books and movies. Sale proceeds will benefit the Children's Department).

Enjoy your last lazy days of summer!