The Troy Library's Youth Services Department will be celebrating National Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May, 5.
Stop by the Youth Desk for your free comic book. Please limit one comic per customer, ages seven and up. Comics will be available until we run out.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.
For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit: freecomicbookday.com
Calling all Harry Potter fans: The Troy Library is excited to announce that the complete works of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling are available for checkout as an eBook or audiobook to your portable device or smartphone from the Library's website.
To checkout or reserve a book, click on the Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks link on the left side of this page, then on the OverDrive logo. On the landing page, log in using your library's name (Troy Public Library) and library card number. You will be directed to the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services page, where you can search for all the Potter titles.
While you are there, you can also browse the other great titles the Library offers, to be downloaded to your portable device.
Need help navigating the site or downloading books to your Kindle, nook, iPad, or other eReader? Stop by the Library's Technology Desk where our staff will be happy to assist you. Or you can email us at email@example.com or phone 248.524.3542.
World Book Online Encyclopedia -- with 27,000 encyclopedia articles; photos, videos, and maps; and science projects and experiments -- is now available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the Troy Public Library's website.
In World Book Online, you will find wonderful, accurate, and up-to-date articles on every topic from Ancient Greece to the Internet, material that will make your school work easier. There are other great features on the site for students, parents, and teachers. You can discover great science projects such as "How a bat finds its way around" or "Test the speed of your reaction" There are also games, maps, activities, and interactive video.
To get started, click on eResoures on the left, then on Encyclopedias and Reference, then on World Book Online. Or click the link above.
February 1 marks the beginning of African American History Month. To learn more about African American history, visit the display in the Troy Library's Youth Services study area. The display includes books on famous African Americans such as Jackie Robinson, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglass, and Michael Jackson.
When you visit the display, be sure to check out the Newbery Award honor book The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, written by Flint native Christopher Paul Curtis, and the Carter G. Woodson Book Award-winning Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges.
Show friends and family just how much you love them this Valentine's Day with beautiful, handmade valentines.
Children of all ages are invited to drop in to the Youth Craft Room at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, February 11 from 2-4pm for M.Y.O.V.: Make Your Own Valentine! You bring the creativity and we will provide the supplies.
Make sure to check out our selection of Valentine's Day craft books for even more fun projects to make.
The American Library Association has announced the awards for books and media for children and young adults. The most well-known of the awards are the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, considered to be the Academy Awards of children’s literature.
The Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children was awarded to Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, in which twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses. The Newbery Committee chose two Honor Books: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai and Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin.
This year’s Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book went to A Ball for Daisy illustrated by Chris Raschka, a tender and colorful wordless book about losing a special toy and finding a new friend. Three Honor Books were named: Blackout, illustrated and written by John Rocco, Grandpa Green, illustrated and written by Lane Smith; and Me…Jane, illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell.
Click here for more information about these and all of the Youth Media Awards.