26 January 2009

READING RAIDERS Boys' Book Club -new book starting!

In November 1943, 10-year-old budding inventor Dewey Kerrigan sets off on a cross-country train ride to be with her father, who is engaged in "war work." She is busy designing a radio when a fellow passenger named Dick Feynman offers to help her.

The mystery and tension surrounding "war work" and what Dewey knows only as "the gadget" trickles down to the kids living in the Los Alamos compound, who often do without adult supervision. Although disliked by her girl classmates, "Screwy Dewey" enjoys Los Alamos. There are lots of people to talk with about radios (including "Oppie"), and she has the wonderful opportunity to dig through the nearby dump for discarded science stuff. However, when Dewey's father leaves for Washington, she is left to fend off the biggest bully in Los Alamos.

New members can join anytime. Click on book to enlarge flyer.

14 January 2009

Tumble Books- new on our website!

Tumble Book Library is an online collection of Tumble Books – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Tumble Books are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Go to www.northfieldmn.info click on Electronic Resources, click on the link then page down to see all the resources available through our website.

05 January 2009

Mark your calendars! Library Mini-Golf returns!

Click on any golf ball to enlarge.