Batter up: Baseball & Books

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Jenforkids

Hey Batta Batta Swing! Batter up! Baseball season is now officially underway. The crack of the bat, the strains of organ music and Cracker Jack feel the senses. A trip out to the ball park is always great fun whether it’s to catch a major league game or see your Little Leaguers pitch their hearts out. There are also a ton of great books about the sport at the . . . more »

Scouting at the Library

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by Jenforkids

Did you know that SCCLD libraries have hundreds of Boy Scout Merit Badge pamphlets? Yes, it's true. Each merit badge pamphlet has the information Boy Scouts need to complete the requirements and earn the badge. While there are eight Eagle required merit badges, there are over 130 badges altogether. Cycling to Geocaching to Sustainability are available for check out. And most recently, Boy Scouts of . . . more »

Mid-winter newsletter is here

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Jenforkids

Silicon Valley Reads For Children 2014 : Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library Silicon Valley Reads 2014 is in full swing! Have you read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library yet? It's a great read...full of mystery, library stuff and funny characters. Silicon Valley Reads For Children 2014 : Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library February is also Black History Month. Campbell Library has a display featuring some Americans you will want to read about! Check out some of these . . . more »

Why Story Time?

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Jenforkids

storytime Why Story Time? Why Story Time? Story Time at the library is always fun and filled with great books, silly songs and enjoyable rhymes of course, but it is also a time for building early literacy skills. Story Time: · Helps develop a child’s imagination · Exposes children to a larger vocabulary · Nurtures listening and social skills · Helps build background knowledge · Introduces . . . more »

Mary Poppins Magic - Good movies and Good Books

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Jenforkids

Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks (above) as Walt Disney The new movie Saving Mr. Banks is not a movie made from a single book exactly. Rather it is a movie inspired by a series of good children's books, a great author and a fun family film rolled into one - based upon a magical character, namely - Mary Poppins. Saving Mr. Banks, also starring . . . more »

A Homemade Gift is a Gift from the Heart

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Jenforkids

Kids' Easy Knitting Projects With the holidays and the cold snap upon us, it is a great time to get crafty. Rather than hitting the mall, take an afternoon out to make holiday gifts with and for your family. From beaded bracelets to knitted socks and dough ornaments, the library has a selection of books to help you create just the right thing. Kids' Easy Knitting Projects Super Simple . . . more »

Check Out Our Campbell Library Kids Stuff Newsletter

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 by Jenforkids

Bear Stays up for Christmas Happy Holidays! There are lots of great things happening for kids and families this month at Campbell Library. Take a peek at our brand new newsletter: /sites/default/files/uploads/blogs/Jennfer/campbell_library_december_kids_happenings.pdf The holiday books are also out and ready for you to take home. Bear Stays up for Christmas Light the Lights! Froggy's Best Christmas Happy Reading! . . . more »

Riddle me this!

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Jenforkids

Geogra-fleas! Finding the answer to a riddle requires a keen mind…and what a fun way to apply your smarts. The library has lots of fun books full of riddles on all types of subjects from literature to animals to letters. Want to test your geography smarts? Geogra-fleas! Are you a reader? Check out Spot the Plot Want to stump your friends? Try a few from: Simms . . . more »

Writing a report? Read an e-Book.

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 by Jenforkids

Mission San Rafael Archangel What’s an e-book, anyway? It really is quite e-book is just a digital version of a real book. Yes, with page numbers, an index and everything. And, SCCLD offers a wide variety of factual e-books for students. The collection includes some great titles right in line with the information needed for those assignments on California Missions, holidays and more. These nonfiction books are easily . . . more »

There's a Ton of Spiders on the Wall

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Jenforkids

Itsy Bitsy Spider Story times are filled with creepy crawly fun this week and all about spiders! Itsy Bitsy Spider Today the kids actually created wall art by adding their own paper spiders and bugs to the string web. How fun. And wondering what you can do to help your chidlren get ready to read? SING. That's right--even if you think you can't carry a tune. Singing breaks . . . more »

Read for the Record 2013

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Jenforkids

Otis Read for the Record 2013 Otis On Thursday, October 3rd, kids and adults around the country will all read the picture book Otis by Loren Long. This fun movement to get kids reading was started in 2006 by the Jumpstart, a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. The goal is to get everyone reading . . . more »

Fall into Books at Campbell Story Times

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Jenforkids

Leaf Man Fall is truly my favorite season. This week is the official last week of summer, thus in preparation all stories were Autumn related this week at story time. Check out the beautiful colors in these picture books: Leaf Man Fall Leaves Fall! Fall Mixed up Reading with your child helps them early on prepare for reading on their own. To support early literacy sing, talk, . . . more »