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Vote to Name the Library Octopus

Bethany Boutin - Posted on

Library Octopus VoteEveryone knows and loves the big green octopus on the Troy Public Library Youth Reference Desk. There is just one problem: he does not have a name!

Just in time for Election Day, children have the chance to practice casting votes for one of four name choices for the octopus. Look for the ballot box on the Youth Services desk and cast your vote between Saturday, October 26, and Saturday, November 9.

We will announce the winning name on Tuesday, November 12.

75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Rebecca Krystyniak - Posted on

Wizard Of OzThis year marks the 75th anniversary of the classic film The Wizard of Oz. This immensely popular movie is a favorite of children and adults alike.

The book the film is based on, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is only the beginning of the adventures. It is actually the first of fourteen total books about Oz written by L. Frank Baum.

Visit the Troy Public Library today and check out the movie, books and other Oz related materials. Also not to be missed is the Halloween in Oz event at the Troy Historic Village on October 26, 2013 from 1-3pm.

Youth Reading Lists

Y. J. Shimamura - Posted on

Average JaneLooking for good books to read for your children?

The Troy Public Library has countless books that cater to all sorts of different interests. To make it easier for you to find them, the Library staff has created Youth Reading Lists which are categorized into different topics, genres, and ages. Each list includes titles, annotations, and information regarding item availability. Follow the links provided to see where specific titles are located within the Library. It’s that easy!

So come celebrate the new autumn season by finding a great book to read with your children.

(Photo: Average Jane)

Learn to Read

Sandhya Subhedar - Posted on

If your child is a beginning reader, the Troy Library's Youth Services has the right resources to help your child succeed.

Explore the DVD collection for DVDs that focus on sight words, instant words, and high frequency words. Readers will be able to instantly recognize sight words without having to figure them out. 

Browse the Concept Books for the Sound Box series. In each book, a child named after the appropriate letter looks for other items that begin with the same letter. This series integrates story and phonetics. 

In the Early Readers area, check out the Phonics collection. These books teach children the familiar spelling pattern found in English. When children come across complex words they are able to figure out these words by using the spelling pattern.

Play with the devices at the Tech Farm. Leapfrog's Magnetic Word Builder helps teach word building for three-letter words.  

(Photo by Julie70)

Coming Soon: Diary of Wimpy Kid 8

Rebecca Krystyniak - Posted on

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8: Hard LuckCalling all Wimpy Kid fans! The wait for the next book in this popular series is almost over. Hard Luck, the highly-anticipated eighth book is scheduled to be released November 5. Check out the official Wimpy Kid website for a cool preview.

Want to be among the first to read it? You can place this title on hold today through the Troy Public Library catalog. We will then notify you when your copy is available. If you would like help with placing a hold, email us or call 248.524.3541.

Not caught up with the rest of the series? Check out all the Wimpy Kid books available from the Library.

Disguise Yourself

Ashley Lehman - Posted on

maskIt’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait ... it’s you!

Children ages 3 years and up are invited to the Troy Library on Saturday, October 12, at 2 pm, to participate in Disguise Yourself! Children will decorate a mask of their choosing. We will have super heroes, pumpkins, cats, and bats, but feel free to use your imagination and create something of your own.

Children are then invited to take a picture in our superhero photo area wearing their new disguise!


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