Children's Room Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all library children’s summer programs, classes and shows are cancelled for 2020.  We do this out of concern for the safety and health of our patrons and community.  

Ms. Tracy is currently revamping her YouTube story time videos and working on other activities that will offer programs for kids to participate in through online avenues.  She is also coordinating with professional performers and educators to offer online shows.

We will release more details soon.

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Make a big splash this summer by reading & earning the chance to be a lucky winner of a free ticket to Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Greenville, TX! 

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- For ages 4 - 14
- Registration starts June 1
- Read & log either 10 books or 10 hours
- Any reading done previous to registering June 1+ does not count towards this club
- Reading logs must be completed & to Ms. Tracy on or before July 6 @ 6:00PM
- Your name will then be entered in the drawing for 1 of 30 free Splash Kingdom tickets!  
- The 30 lucky winners will be contacted July 8  

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, reading club guidelines regarding how to register, how to obtain a special log and ways to turn in your log will be extended for ease of participation. Those details to come. . . 


 Baby & Toddler, Pre-K Story Time
The library is currently closed to the public, but we wanted a way
to continue story time for the kids.  Below you will find videos of
Ms. Tracy’s story times with all the goodies that kids would enjoy
during story time in person. Click on the picture to play video.
Check back often as Miss Tracy will be adding new videos often.
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mha picHelp prepare your preschooler for kindergarten and beyond by introducing key concepts in math, science, social studies, language, literacy, art and music. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is the only online solution that helps children learn while having fun AND provides parents with tools to measure their child’s progress. Miss Humblebee’s Academy helps children ages 3 to 6 get ready for kindergarten. It Includes hundreds of guided lessons with sound cues. Click here for printable flyer (PDF).

Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and to identify their favorite books.

The award further provides an opportunity to honor and encourage imaginative authors who create books with high appeal to children.

The Master List: The Texas Bluebonnet Award committee is responsible for selection of the books on each year’s Master List. Suggestions are solicited from librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons. A new list of no more than twenty books is released each year by November. In selecting titles, the committee considers student interests, relevant content, reputable reviews, and literary quality. Both fiction and nonfiction books are represented. The author must be a living U.S. citizen or an author who resides and publishes in the United States. Books considered for the master list must have been published in the United States. Only titles published within the three years prior to the master list release date are considered. Textbooks and new editions of existing titles are not eligible.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners

YEAR
AUTHOR
TITLE
2019Patricia McCormick
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
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2018
Max Brallier
The Last kids on Earth J GF BRAL
2017
Victoria Jamieson
Roller Girl J GF JAMI
2016
Laban Carrick Hill
When the Beast Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop J92 KOOL
2015
Drew Daywalt
The Day the Crayons Quit JE DAYW
2014
John Grandits
Ten Rules you Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus
2013
Simms Taback
Postcards from Camp JF TARA
2012
Tom Angelberger
The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda JF ANGL
2011
Willy Claflin
The Uglified Ducky: a Maynard Moose tale JE CLAF
2010
Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! JE STEV
2009
Cynthia C. DeFelice
One Potato, Two Potato JE DEFE
2008
Lucy A. Nolan
On the Road (Down Girl and Sit series) JF NOLA
2007
Joe Hayes
Ghost fever = Mal de Fantasma JF HAYE
2006
Lisa Wheeler & Marc Siegel
Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta JE WHEE
2005
Robert Blake
Togo JE BLAK
2004
Phil Bildner
Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy JE BILD
2003
Ruth Sanderson
The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring J398.2094 SAND
2002
Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie JF DICA
2001
Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! JE STEV
2000
Cynthia DeFelice
Ghost of Fossil Glen JF DEFE
1999
Janelle Cannon
Verdi JE CANN
1998
Betsy Byars
Tornado JF BYAR
1997
Jon Scieszka
Math Curse J510 SCIE
1996
Mary Downing Hahn
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story JF HAHN
1995
Jon Scieszka
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales JE SCIE
1994
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh JF NAYL
1993
Brian Selznick
The Houdini Box JF SELZ
1992
Bill Wallace
Snot Stew JF WALL
1991
Stephanie Spinner & Jonathan Etra
Aliens for Breakfast JSF SPIN
1990
Louis Sachar
There’s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom JF SACH
1989
Mary Downing Hahn
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story JF HAHN
1988
Betty Ren Wright
Christina’s Ghost JF WRIG
1987
Johanna Hurwitz
The Hot and Cold Summer JF HURW
1986
Betty Ren Wright
The Dollhouse Murders JF WRIG
1985
Barbara Park
Skinnybones JF PARK
1984
Barthe DeClements
Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade JF DECL
1983
Bill Wallace
A Dog Called Kitty JF WALL
1982
Judy Blume
Superfudge JF BLUM
1981
Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Father JF CLEA


Information from the Texas Bluebonnet Award Website

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