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New Spanish books and new Spanish blog



Thanks to a tip from a wonderful teacher, we were able to stop at a local book fair and pick up a box full of great new children’s books in Spanish!  They will be added to the collection soon.  If you would like to stay up-to-date on library programs and new books in Spanish, check out Fountaindale’s new OYE blog.  This Spanish language blog will have information for children and adults on library services, events, and new items in our collection.

Fall Storytimes

img_1226Don’t even worry about registration!  All of our weekly storytimes this fall will be drop in programs, so registration is not required.

All Together Storytime
Monday mornings 9/12/2016-12/12/2016
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
We all have so much fun when we get together for songs, tales, and laughter!
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday evenings 9/12/2016-12/12/2016
7:00 PM
Diez deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en español e ingles.
Diez deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English.
Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto. No hay ningún registro requerido.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday mornings 9/13/2016-12/13/2016
9:45 AM
10:30 AM
Our youngest patrons and their caregivers have so much fun together with stories, songs, and activities!  Ages 0 to 18 months with adult.

Family Storytime
Tuesday evenings 9/13/2016-12/13/2016
7:00 PM
The whole family gathers for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs, and laughter!

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday mornings 9/14/2016-12/14/2016
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
Join our group of friends for great times with stories, songs, and fun! Ages 18 – 36 months with caregiver.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday evenings 9/15/2016-12/15/2016
6:30 PM
Our youngest patrons and their caregivers have so much fun together with stories, songs, and activities!  For ages 0 – 18 months with caregiver.

All weekly storytimes take place in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Services Department.  Children and caregivers can enter until the safety limit of the room is reached.

Remembering a great writer

August 19 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of poet and playwright Federico García Lorca during the Spanish Civil War.  Here are a few books in Spanish and English for introducing the writer and his work to children:

Federico García Lorca by Georgina Lázaro León
This picture book biography in Spanish was awarded a Pura Belpré Author Honor in 2010.
Poetic text recounts the childhood of the noted Spanish poet, including his love for the nature and folklore of his native Andalusia, his introduction to music and literature at home, and his health problems.

You’re on! Seven Plays in English and Spanish, selected by Lori Marie Carlson
This selection includes “The girl who waters basil and the very inquisitive prince” in English and “La nina que riega la albahaca y el principe pregunton” in Spanish.

Tomie dePaola’s Book of Poems
An illustrated collection of poems by various authors includes “Cancion Tonta” (Silly Song) and “Caracola” (Snail) in both Spanish and English.

A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children, selected by Caroline Kennedy
An anthology of poems includes a different interpretation of “Caracola,” titled “Seashell,” in English.

Family Olympics! – ¡Olimpiada familiar!


Date: 8/22/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Enjoy activities for the whole family inspired by the Olympic Games in this bilingual (English and Spanish) program as part of our “Noche de la familia” series!

Disfrute de actividades para toda la familia inspirado por los Juegos Olímpicos en este programa bilingüe (inglés y español) que es parte de nuestra serie “Noche de la familia.”

Location: Fountaindale Public Library, Meeting Room A

All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto. No hay ningún registro requerido.

Noche de la familia– Family Night!


¡Bajo el océano!
el lunes, 9 de mayo, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto. No hay ningún registro requerido.

Invitamos a todas las familias a disfrutar una tarde bilingüe (inglés y español) con actividades prácticase interactivas del océano.

Under the Sea!
Monday, May 9
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Bring the family to enjoy a bilingual (English and Spanish) evening of hands-on ocean activities as part of our Noche de la familia series!

Meeting Room A
All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

New Baby Packs are here!

New Baby Pack Materials Picture

We now have updated Baby Packs available to our smallest patrons ages 0-6 months. Inside you’ll find a book of nursery rhymes, resources for early literacy, a growth chart, outlet covers, and more. Stop by the Children’s Services Department to pick yours up today!

Paquetes de bebé también están disponibles en español.

Zinio magazine news

Did you know you can not only download library ebooks, you can also download magazines?

We have renewed our subscription to Zinio and there are some exciting new children’s titles available!

American Girl
Ask (ages 3-5)
Ask en espanol (ages 3-5)
Babybug (ages 6 months-3 years)
Babybug en espanol (ages 6 months-3 years)
Click (grades 1-2)
Cricket (grades 4-8)
Highlights (ages 6-12)
Iguana (in Spanish, ages 7-12)
Ladybug (grades pre-K-1st)
Ladybug en espanol (grades pre-K to 1st)
Spider (grades 2-4)

If you have previously downloaded the Zinio app, you know it was a multi-step process to get the magazines from the Recorded Books portal into that app.

There is a new app available called Zinio for Libraries. Using this app, you can seamlessly switch back and forth between Zinio and the Recorded Books portal to checkout magazines and read them right on your device.

When you load Zinio for Libraries, it will ask for your account information – accounts must be created at the Recorded Books portal. Once you are logged in, you will see a button on the bottom of the app screen that says “checkout magazines”. Clicking this will take you to the Recorded Books portal and log you into that portal at the same time. From here, you can check out the magazines. You can also read them using the Recorded Books reader, or return to the Zinio for Libraries app, swipe down on the home screen until you see a rotating icon. This will tell the app to search for new content that has been checked out.
Magazines that have been checked out will now appear on the home screen. You can tap the icon of the cloud with an arrow coming out of it that will be toward the bottom right corner of the magazine cover to download it to your device. If you do not wish to download the magazine, you can read it in a web browser after checking it out by clicking the “Start Reading” button that appears in the Recorded Books portal after checking out the magazine.

Please note: if you want to “keep” the magazine for later reading, you will need to download it. Downloading it is the only way that you can be assured you will continue to have it even if the magazine subscription is cancelled or the magazine shuts down.

Also note that previously checked out and downloaded magazines may not be available for transferring to the new app. You may still need to keep your old Zinio app to access these materials.

(Thanks to Tony for the notes on how to use the new app!)