Books Take Flight @SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Fantastic Flying Books Books will fly when Joe Bluhm, the illustrator of the William Joyce's beautiful picture book The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore visits the library! Come find out how the book, the apps, and the Academy Award winning short film were created. Los Altos Library, Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. Gilroy Library, Friday, March 21st at 10:45 a.m. Morgan Hill Library, Saturday, March 22nd . . . more »

Get Moving at the Morgan Hill Library

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

It may be raining outside, but it’s nice and dry in the library! Come with an adult and get moving at Zumba (Mondays at 5:30) or Rhythm, Rattle, and Rock (first Saturday of the month at 3:00). Both programs are free! Or get moving at home and check out one of these DVDs -- or many more! Reach for the Sky ! Move 'n Groove . . . more »

Brainfuse - Live Homework Help

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Get homework help online from live tutors from home or in the library with Brainfuse! This remarkable service is FREE through the library and is available 7 days a week, 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., for students from Kindergarten through College. Subjects & services covered include: Math Science English Social Studies Reading Comprehension Essay Review Practice Tests Skills Building Flashbulb - Make your own flashcards . . . more »

In the Kitchen with Kids

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together, practice early math skills and teach them an essential life skill. If you're lucky, your kids may soon be cooking you breakfast in bed! Here are some great cookbooks for kids available at the library: Cookbooks for Kids Pretend Soup by Mollie Katzen A classic cookbook for preschoolers. Easy Cookbooks for Kids series by . . . more »

It's a Zoo at the Library!

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Good Night, Gorilla Don’t have time for a trip to the zoo today? Don't worry, your local library is close by! Get a pass to the Oakland Zoo with the library's Discover and Go program or come explore the zoo in these delightful picture books: Zoo Picture Books In “Good Night Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann a zookeeper makes his nightly rounds, but never suspects that someone is making . . . more »

To Market, To Market

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

At the Farmers' Market with Kids Encourage healthy eating and introduce your kids to fresh local fruits and veggies by making a family trip to the Farmers’ Market! Check out the new book At the Farmers’ Market With Kids. Organized by season, the book is full of fun, delicious recipes based on produce available at the farmers’ market throughout the year. All the recipes are kid-friendly in the sense that kids . . . more »

Elephant Storytime

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

I Dream of An Elephant Books we read this week for our African elephant safari storytime: I Dream of an Elephant by Ami Rubinger presents elephants in various colors from blue to orange. If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola is a jungle sing along edition of a popular children’s song. In We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!! by David Martin discover all the wonderful ways a body can . . . more »

Dig into Reading at the Morgan Hill Library

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Sign-up for the Summer Reading Club at the Morgan Hill Library and enjoy fun, free programs for children, teens and adults! Studies show that reading over the summer helps prevent kids from losing their reading and learning skills they practice during the school year. Avoid "brain drain" this summer and sign-up the whole family! Sign-up at the Morgan Hill Library Information Desk. Kids and teens . . . more »

Celebrate Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de Los Libros

Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Celebrate Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) at the library! Join us for bilingual storytime at 10:15am where each child will receive a free book, then stay for a bilingual puppet show "Little Elephant Has a Ball" starting at 11:15am.

Block Kids Get Building at Morgan Hill Library

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Like to build? Interested in construction? Sign up for the Block Kids program and be your own “General Contractor” for 45 minutes of heavy construction on Friday, February 15th at 3:30 p.m. The program is for kids 1st-6th grade and you must pre-register to participate. The program is presented by the National Association of Women in Construction. All participants will be given 100 Interlocking blocks, . . . more »

Autumn Storytime

Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2012 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

The Busy Little Squirrel Happy Fall Everyone! Last week during our Thursday preschool and toddler storytimes, I pointed out some ways that parents could practice rhyming words with their children. Researchers have found that one of the early literacy skills that children need to be able to learn is to hear the smaller sounds in words. This is called Phonological Awareness. Learning to rhyme is one part of this . . . more »

Waiting for Wimpy Kid?

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 by Morgan_Hill_Kids

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Have you read The Third Wheel? If you still can't get Diary of a Wimpy Kid after reading 7th installment, then here are some ideas to tide you over until the release of #8: Wimp Yourself lets you create your own Wimpy Kid avatar that you can save as a file image or share online. There are lots of options to play with, and it's . . . more »