Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The British captured and tortured five. Nine fought and died in the Revolution. Two lost sons to the war. Another had two sons captured. Eleven had their homes pillaged and burned. The British used the home of one signer, Thomas Nelson, as their headquarters. After they moved in, Nelson demanded that the patriot army destroy the home in order to drive the British out. He died penniless.
Farmer "Honest John Hart" suffered greatly. Hessian mercenaries burned his farm and grist mill and killed his livestock. Hart's wife became ill and, while the British besieged his farmhouse, he refused to leave his wife. After his wife died, and the aged Hart fled into the forest, eluding the British by living in the woods and in caves. His 13 children scattered to relatives and friends.
Richard Stockton, a judge, was captured, tortured and starved. He lost all his money and property and died soon after his release. His family lived off charity.
Of those who survived the Revolution, six signed the U.S. Constitution. Thirteen went on to become governors of their states. Eighteen served in their state legislatures, and 16 became state or federal judges. Seven became members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and six became senators.
Five played major roles in establishing colleges and universities: Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson and the University of Virginia, Benjamin Rush and Dickinson College
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
This well know children's author and illustrator has written and illustrated more than 70 books since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969.
His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images. Some books are like toys, incorporating firefly lights, and cricket chirps.
Google asked Carle to create its logo on March 20, 2009, the first day of spring.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We've added another component to stories for children. TumbleBooks joins Dial a Story as a supplement to books in print.
TumbleBooks is an online book service. Children can watch talking picture books, and older children can read the printed word while listening to the audio story. Log onto TumbleBooks through the library webpage.
Dial a story is a story available on the telephone. Stories are for young children and are changed weekly. 1-888-4ATALE1 (1-888-428-2531)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This summer, we'll use short video programs for children that will show them how to stay safer while using the internet.
Just as you caution your children about 'stranger danger,' parents and children need to be aware of potential internet dangers.
Each program is from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and is geared to different age levels. These programs will supplement what you have taught your children and what they have learned in school.
All in an effore to make children safety aware.
Friday, June 4, 2010
It is known that in order for students to maintain their reading proficiency, they need to keep reading during the summer months when school is not in session.
Reading is like learning to plan the piano: you get better with practice. And you need to practice every day.
Check your library for a copy of the summer schedule. Program schedules are also posted on the library webpage and in the library events section.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
You may remember audio books from your school days. You might have listed to a book on cassette tape and turned the pages when you heard the chime.
Children now may not know what a cassette tape is, but many have CDs. Books on CD are popular in the classroom and in libraries. Their use can reinforce a child's desire to read.
Audio books are a great way to keep children entertained on car trips, whether short trips such as going to the store, or long family vacations.
Adults like audio books too...try one on your commute to and from work.
Libraries have a large selection of books on tape or CD for both children and adults.