Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Events at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library!

The December Calendar of events
is out for your library!
Stop by for some exciting events this month.

Interested in attending an event?
Click on the links below to register online!

Upcoming Events
Holiday Open House - Stop by to visit with SANTA!
For more information, please call 570-207-0764.
To view a complete listing of our events,
please click here.
See you at the Library,
Miss Amber

Holiday Favorites Story Time

***This program has been cancelled due to weather***

Join us for a very special story time
where Miss Amber will share her
favorite holiday stories, songs, and craft.
 


What are some of your favorite holiday stories?
Stop by and tell us!

Tuesday, December 17th
5:30PM
 
Click here to register!
 
See you there,
Miss Amber

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tween Team Holiday Party

Stop by as we celebrate the upcoming holiday upstairs in the Young Adult Room! 

 
 

We’ll have fun holiday activities at this celebration!

 
Bring a few friends and join in the fun.
Advance Registration is required.


 
Wednesday, December 18th
5-6pm
Come and celebrate with us!
Click here to register.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holiday Craft Party


Join us as we get ready for the holiday season with a special event that is just for making crafts!


We will make ornaments and crafts to make your holiday season brighter.



Tuesday December 10th

5:30PM

Click here to register!

Happy Crafting,
Miss Amber

Holiday Open House

Celebrate the Holiday Season with us at our annual Holiday Open House! 

Everyone is invited to attend this special event!

Santa will be visiting with the children.

Light refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, December 11th
5:30pm
 
See you then,
Miss Amber

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November Library Closings

The Nancy Kay Holmes Library will be closed on the following dates in November:

Election Day – Tuesday, November 5th

Veteran’s Day – Monday, November 10th

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 28th

 
The Library will close at 5PM on the day before Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 27th.

Don’t forget to stop by for our Drop-By Craft on this day. From 2PM – 4PM on November 27th we will make place cards and napkin rings to use for your Thanksgiving Dinner Table!

Bring your library card to check out books and movies to watch over the holiday!

Xoxo
Miss Amber

November Events at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library!

The November Calendar of events
is out for your library!
Stop by for some exciting events this month.
 
Interested in attending an event?
Click on the links below to register online!

 

 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information, please call 570-207-0764.
 
To view a complete listing of our events,
please click here.
 
See you at the Library,
Miss Amber


Tonight: Wimpy Kid Release Party!

Stop by for a very special edition of Tween Team as we celebrate the release of Jeff Kinney’s new book!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck is the 8th book in the series!
We will meet upstairs in the Young Adult Room for trivia, games, and more.
Bring a few friends and join in the fun.
Wednesday, November 20th
5:00PM
This event is for kids ages 9-12.
Please register in advance by calling 570-207-0764 or clicking here.  
See you then,
Miss Amber

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s a Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library!

Join me for this very special story time at the library!

Bring your teddy bear with you as we read teddy bear stories, sing songs, and make a craft for you AND teddy. Teddy Bears will spend the night at the library and can be picked up the next day!
Has your Teddy Bear ever spent the night at the library before?
You never know what the hidden library cameras will capture!
Tuesday, November 12th
5:30PM
Please register in advance
by calling 570-207-0764 or clicking here.
Looking forward to meeting your Teddy Bear,

Miss Amber

Monday, October 28, 2013

Upcoming Event: Halloween Celebration at Nancy Kay Holmes Library!

This Wednesday……Get Ready……for a Spooky Halloween Celebration at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library!

Bring a friend and come to the library on Wednesday night for a fun Halloween Party.
 During the party, we will read The Night Before Halloween, listen to creepy songs and sounds, play games, make a craft, have fun, and enjoy a witch-y snack!
Check out books to receive a spooky treat!

This event will be fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, October 30th
5:30PM

Please register in advance by calling 570-207-0764 or clicking here.

Don’t forget to wear your costumes,

Miss Amber

PS – Stop by in your costume on Halloween to Trick or Treat!

Upcoming Event: Library Election Celebration

November 5th may be the official Election Day, but at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library, we are holding our very own Election Day on Wednesday, November 6th.
 
Our Children’s Room is in need of a president, so stop by to cast your vote!
 
The following characters are running for president: Arthur, Clifford, Dora and Curious George.
 
Voting will take place now through November 6th.
 
We will count the votes and announce our winner at our election celebration.

Wednesday, November 6th
5:30PM

Please register in advance by calling 570-207-0764 or clicking here.

Let the voting begin,
Miss Amber

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

LEGO Club @ your Library!

 
Join us for LEGO Club at Nancy Kay Holmes Library! On Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30PM we will host our first ever LEGO Club!
 
Guess how many LEGOs are in the jar,  pin the head on the minifigure and enjoy a time of free building. We have plenty of Legos here, so just stop by and have fun.
 
LEGO Club is open to children of all ages. Bring a friend and have fun! Register here.
 
Happy building,
Miss Amber

Monday, September 23, 2013

Meet Miss Amber Story Hour

Hello,
My name is Miss Amber and I am the new Children's Program Coordinator at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library. Last week was my first week at the library and I am very excited to meet all of you!


I have planned a special story hour so that I can tell you more about myself and share my favorite stories with you. Please stop by on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30PM to have some fun and to grab an October Calendar - there are lots of fun events coming up! Register here.
xoxo
Miss Amber

Monday, September 16, 2013

Meet Miss Amber

Hello Friends,


My name is Miss Amber and I am the new Children’s Programming Coordinator for the Nancy K. Holmes Branch Library! I am VERY excited to meet you all. Some of you may know me from Library Express or the Children’s Library, but I am now calling Nancy K. Holmes my new home. Please stop by to meet me sometime soon. I will be hosting story hour every Monday and Friday at 11:30 as well as CRAFTernoon on Fridays from 3:00-4:30. This week we will make Angry Birds (yes those Angry Birds from the game)! Be on the lookout for our schedule for October because I am planning some special events for all of you. 

See you soon, 
Miss Amber

Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Favorite Family Photos" Show & Tell (and Farewell) Storytime, Today at 5:30pm!



Hello Friends ~

This evening's Show & Tell Storytime promises to be special as our friends are encouraged to bring their favorite family photos to share.  Large or small, black-and-white or color photos, portraits or action shots - are all welcome!  Show & Tell Storytime begins at 5:30 pm, all ages are invited, and pre-registration is required, so call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here.

A sneak peek at my Show & Tell "Favorite Family Photo" is above.  (That's my daughter, Meghan, as "Cookie Mouse"!)  I cherish this photo because it will always remind me of the memorable experiences I've had with my kids while getting to know the many wonderful families of Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library.  And, as I prepare for my final storytimes today and tomorrow, I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone, not only for taking part in the hundreds of stories and crafts, parties and events, clubs and games here at the library, but for sharing your children, your lives and your stories with me!  Best wishes, many thanks, and much love!

xoxo,
Miss Katie
           

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cookie Mouse Visits Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library Today at 5:30pm

Bring your camera and your appetite as costumed character Cookie Mouse joins us today for a special reading of his favorite story, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  I'm hearing he just might bring his favorite chocolate chip cookies to share with you after storytime, so don't miss it!  
Advance registration is required, and the fun for all ages begins promptly at 5:30pm, so call the library at 207-0764 or email Miss Katie at KWalsh@albright.org to say you'll be here!  See you soon!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to School Bash at the Library, Today at 5:30pm!

Hello Friends,
 
Join us for a Back to School Party today at 5:30pm as we get ready for a new school year in style!  We'll be creating special Keepsake Boxes (similar to photo from www.littlekinderwarriors.blogspot.com below).  

Registration is required and participation is limited; please call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here!
 
 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doritos and Smurfs at the Library?!?



Dear Friends,

If ever you've wondered: "What do Doritos and Smurfs have in common?", I'm excited to explain they're the names of the two teams representing the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library in this year's Junior Battle of the Books Competition! 

This summer, an amazing group of devoted preteens read five books and gathered weekly to discuss the stories.  Last Thursday, both teams competed against terrific teams from other Lackawanna County libraries in the annual Junior Battle of the Books, and I'm so proud of the efforts of both teams!  Team Doritos walked away with the honors as this year's Winners (see photo above).  Congratulations to the "Doritos": Billy P., Maggie C., Riley M., and Alex M., and to the "Smurfs": Riley M., Sarah W., Abby B., and Sarah S. (not pictured), and to all worthy opponents on other Junior Battle teams throughout Lackawanna County!

Thanks for a great summer, Doritos and Smurfs!  I miss you already, and I can't wait for next summer! 

xoxo,

Miss Katie                

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nobody's Diggier Than A Dog Illustration Workshop for Ages 4-6


Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog illustration workshop!
Monday, August 5th
1:00-2:00pm
Ages 4-6
Join Ms. Stefanie from the Everhart Museum for a reading of "Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog" by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, followed by a workshop on book illustrations!
Illustrations may be entered into the Distinguished Authors Award Presentation and exhibit honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas...

Come celebrate Christmas in July with us this Thursday, July 25th at 5:30pm.

All ages are invited to get an early start on celebrating Christmas in July with homemade ornaments, crafts, treats, games and more! 


Advanced registration is required; please call the library at 207-0764 to say you'll be here!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ROB The JUGGLER Appears Today at the Air-Conditioned Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library!

Hello, Friends,

Happy Hot Summer Day!  Join us this afternoon at 5:30 as "Rob, the Juggler" visits our library and entertains us with his amazing juggling tricks!  This year, Rob will be performing from inside our cool, air-conditioned library.  See link below to view photos from last year's visit.

http://greenridgebranchlibrary.blogspot.com/2012/07/rob-juggler-visits-our-library.html

Registration is required to attend, and all ages are welcome.  Please call 207-0764 to say you'll be here!

   

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Concert of Music and Play with Jim Gill





































The Scranton Cultural Center,
Wednesday, July 17th
at 10am. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's a Party! An Ice Cream Party!

 
It's a Party! An Ice Cream Party!
 
 
Summer Reading 2013 Kick-off Celebration

Sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery

This Thursday, June 6th at 5:30pm

at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, so call the library at 207-0764!

Help us kick-off our 2013 Summer Reading Club Program.

Stop in, sign up, and enjoy an ice cream treat!
 
All ages are invited!
 
 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Swingin' on Vine is this Friday! Tickets are on sale now!

Swingin' on Vine is back for the 4th year!
Join us on May 24th from 5-8pm as we kick off the summer with our annual block party featuring food, beer, wine, margaritas and live music by "The Exact Change."
 
Advance tickets are on sale now for $15 at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch, and Library Express. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20. For more information call 570-348-3013

Thank you to our Sponsors: Blue Cross of Northeastern PA and Penn Security Bank.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Today at 5:30pm at La Biblioteca de Nancy Kay Holmes!


Bring a few amigos and get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at our library's fiesta today! 
 
All ages are invited, and the fun begins at 5:30pm.  We'll play traditional Mexican games and create Cinco de Mayo crafts. 
 
Advance registration is required, so call la biblioteca at 207-0764 to say you'll be here!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Junior Battle of the Books! Team: Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library!

What is
Junior Battle of the Books?



Junior Battle of the Books is a summer reading program and competition for students entering 4th through 6th grade. Teams of kids read the five selected books (pictured below) and then compete over their knowledge of the books in a trivia contest. 
2013 Junior Battle of the Books titles are:

Wonder by R.J. Palacio,

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord,

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin

The Shadows: (The Book of Elsewhere, vol. 1) by Jacqueline West

Through the fun and excitement of weekly team meetings and the final competition, kids improve their reading skills, mature in their choice of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base of classic and contemporary literature. Even during the height of competition, kids will be encouraged to remember that our shared goals are to READ and HAVE FUN, not necessarily to win!

Beginning in June 2013, registered kids will form teams of three-five members. Each week, teams will meet together with Miss Katie at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library for 60-90 minute "team meetings". Each team meeting will include a review books they have read, as well as fun games, activities, and unique social experiences related to the books.

Teams representing Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library will battle against teams from other libraries in a trivia competition at Center Court at The Mall at Steamtown on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 5:30pm. Families and friends are invited to attend. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

If you are interested in sharing good times and good books with good friends this summer, email Miss Katie at KWalsh@albright.org or call the library at 207-0764 for more information!





Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Flow Circus Performance on Friday, April 26th at 1pm! Don't Miss it!


 

The Flow Circus is back!  Join us this Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm for a special encore presentation of Flow Circus: Fun Way to Learn About Spending, Sharing & Saving! A Juggling and Magic Show by Paul Miller.  Listen as he shares his story of how a trip to the circus inspired him to visit the library, which led him to learn juggling, magic, balloon sculpting, and the history of the circus!   Flow Circus will be fun for children of ALL AGES, and is funded by a grant from PNC Foundation as part of their Grow Up Great Campaign.  Advanced registration is required; please call the library at 207-0764. 


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

LCLS Connect - The Library Mobile App


LCLS Connect is the library in your purse or pocket. It's a free app for Android phones that's designed for readers, researchers, and really busy people.
 
Use it instead of a library card to check out at any LCLS library.
 
Explore the catalog.
 
Reserve books.
 
Renew checked-out items.
 
Download e-books or e-audiobooks.
 
Look up events happening at the library.
 
Locate the nearest library when you're on the road.
 
To get the app for your Android smartphone, go to Google Play and search for LCLS Connect.
 

Novelist Adriana Trigiani to Open Lecture Series

Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani will deliver the first lecture in the 2013
LCLS Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series,
during National Library Week.
 
The lecture will take place on
Thursday, April 18, at 7 PM,
at the Scranton Cultural Center.
 
Tickets will be available beginning in mid-March at all Lackawanna County Libraries and at the Scranton Cultural Center.
 
Admission is free with a library card.
 

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bobbing Bunnies at Friday Craft-ernoon, 3:00 - 4:30pm Today!

Check out these bobbing bunnies I found over at Krokotak.com.  So easy and so adorable! 

Join us at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library's Friday Craft-ernoon, today from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.  Advance registration isn't required, so stop in for a visit, and leave with bobbing bunnies, books, DVDs and more...  See you soon! 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Parents: Tech Smart Safety Session Today at 5pm at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library

 
Today at 5:00 pm at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library:
 
"Tech Smart Safety 4 Kids" is a presentation designed to increase parents' awareness of the issues surrounding social networking sites and technology, help parents understand the impact of technology on children, and teach parents ways to protect children online. 
 
Presented by The Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
For more information or to register for this event, please call the library at 207-0764 or email KWalsh@albright.org