Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

If you don't already have one, sign-up for your library card on your next visit with your parent(s) or guardian(s).  September is the American Library Association's (ALA) Library Card Sign-up Month.

Visit our Circulation Desk to sign-up for your library card.  Your parent(s) or guardian(s) will need to be with you to get your card (if you're under age 18).

What can your library card do for you?  Well, with an Evergreen Indiana library card, you may check-out millions of items from over 90 libraries across the state.  But you don't have to go to all those libraries; instead, they send what you check-out to you at Mooresville Public Library.  That is quite convenient, I'd say.

Having a library card from Mooresville Public Library also means price discounts at participating local businesses.  Here's a video that explains more about our "Got Access" program.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Bunny Books for Early Readers

Early readers will enjoy these two classic bunny books.  Our book trailers tell the "tail" (get it?  Bunny?  tail?).  Of course, I mean "tale," but it's a cute little play-on-words there.

The Bunny Book
(Preschoolers to Grade 1)

The Velveteen Rabbit
(Preschoolers to Grade 2)

Click here and here to place holds on these two books in our Evergreen Indiana library catalog.

If you happen to visit Morgan County Public Library in Martinsville, Indiana, say hello to my good pal, Morgan the Library Bunny.  He is one cool hoppin' dude.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Celia and the Fairies, by Karen McQuestion

This book is simply charming. Celia and the Fairies, by Karen McQuestion (ISBN 978-1449924997) is an uplifting tale written for readers ages 9-12. Our book trailer gives a peek:

Here is the "official" book trailer for Celia and the Fairies:

People can, and do, change for the better. Karen McQuestion's book is a delight to read. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

You can check-out this book in the Evergreen Indiana catalog, if you have a library card.

To learn more about the author and her books, please check out her blog.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Velvet Room, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Three-time winner of the Newbery Honor Book Awards, author Zilpha Keatley Snyder first published The Velvet Room in 1965.  It has been a popular choice ever since for readers between ages 9-13.  Even grown-ups and teenagers have enjoyed it, too.

You can check-out a copy of The Velvet Room at our favorite library, if you have a library card.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Third Birthday, Evergreen Indiana!

Evergreen Indiana, the library consortium to which our favorite library belongs, celebrates its third birthday today (August 25).  Where's the cake?  Well, here's the next best thing.

"Birthday," by the Beatles (1968)
(cute video by a fan)

Our favorite library has made several videos about Evergreen Indiana.  Here are a couple of them.

Happy third birthday, Evergreen Indiana!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hometown Fun for the Whole Family

The Mooresville Roots & Rhythm Festival will be held this Saturday (August 27, 2011), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic downtown Mooresville, Indiana. Here is the basic info. You should attend if you can. It's a lot of fun! My Library will have a booth, with lots of great giveaway stuff. You might even see me there! I'll be roaming around somewhere.

Event Dates: August 27, 2011 - August 27, 2011
Location: Mooresville, Indiana
5th Annual Roots & Rhythm Festival

LIVE American, Blues, & Roots Music
Delicious FOOD
Art & Artist Demonstrations
Games & events for the kids!

AUGUST 27, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Mooresville, Indiana. (Main Street & Indiana Street)

Various visual & performing artists, vendors, and food will be in the Hadley Mini-Park area.

Sponsored by The Mooresville Revitalization Group. Proceeds from the event benefit downtown revitalization efforts and events such as Victorian Christmas.

Contact Rosemary Rogers at 317.437.0102 for information about registration for cars for the event.

Contact Jeff Whitney at 317.441.1808 for information about registration for bikes for the event.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last of My Zoo Photos (Part 5)

Here is the last of my photos of the Indianapolis Zoo from my visit 10 days ago.  From top to bottom, there is a:

  • stingray
  • jellyfish
  • "petting" shark (a shark you can actually pet!), although that's not its official name.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More About My Zoo Trip (Part 4)

Last Friday while visiting the Indianapolis Zoo, as it was getting rather hot outside, I stopped by to see the penguins.  Watching them swimming, it looked more like they were flying through water.  Penguins are amazing swimmers, and they are quite curious and friendly.

An Underwater View

Speaking of penguins, we have a book trailer for Mr. Popper's Penguins, which you may check-out at my Library (if you have a library card).

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kindermusik: Animals Everywhere

ALL AGES WELCOME!  On August 26, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:05 a.m., in my Library's Children's Program Area, we are hosting a Kindermusik program called "Animals Everywhere."  There are music, stories, and activities aplenty, and kids and their grown-ups will play, learn, sing, dance, create, and share the fun of making music together.

Have your grown-up call the Library to reserve your spot in this exciting event.  Our phone number is (317) 831-7323.  Space is limited, so call today!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Zoo Visit Continues (Part 3)

When I visited the Indianapolis Zoo last Friday, I saw lots of interesting wild animals.  Here are two giraffes.  Perhaps they are mother and child?  I can't be sure, but they're obviously relatives.

Posing for the Camera

Let me share some of my other photos from the zoo trip.

Love Those Zebra Stripes!

Ostriches Can Run Fast -- 30 Miles Per Hour!

Hanging Out With the Bats

Not a Real Cobra, But Pretty Cool, Anyway

There was a real cobra in a glass case, but it was too dark to take a photograph.  I've got more pictures to share, but I'll post them later.  Check back to my blog to see them.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Monday, August 15, 2011

I Visit the Zoo (Part 2)

Although seeing Kalina, the baby elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo, was definitely a special moment, I was excited to see my large feline cousins:  lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs.  I took some photos.  Hope you enjoy them.  (Sorry, but my cheetah picture didn't turn out.)

Yep.  King of the Beasts.  That's This Dude

Probably Needing a Nap, I'm Guessing

Staying Cool in the Shade

Curiosity on Both Sides of the Protective Glass

Such beautiful big kitties!  Do you know where lions, tigers, and leopards live in the wild?  How could you find out?  Well, you could visit the Library and browse our books about these majestic, wild cats.  You may search the Library's online catalog, where you'll find A Visual Introduction to Wild Cats, by Bernard Stonehouse; illustrated by Richard Orr (Checkmark Books, 1999).  MPL Call No. J 599.75 STO.  It has lots of interesting pictures of my big feline relatives, and you can learn where they live, what they eat, and what they do.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Trip to the Zoo (Part 1)

Yesterday I visited the Indianapolis Zoo.  There were lots of cool animals to see and neat habitats to explore, but I really wanted to see the new baby elephant.  So off we went to the elephant area.

I'm just the right size for a stroller, so I thought I'd check one out.

Who's Going to Push Me?  Just Asking.

On the way there, I saw this cool bench picturing my feline friends.

Cauli Le Chat With Her Feline Friends

The baby's name is Kalina.  She was named by people who voted on the zoo's web site.

"Hi! I'm Kalina"

Kalina Nursing With Kubwa, Her Mama

Just the Cutest Little Dude!

Kalina is already big enough so she can nurse from her mother without having to stand on a stool.  She has grown quickly and will one day be a huge grown-up elephant.

We'll take a look at the rest of my zoo trip in upcoming blog postings. It's something to look forward to!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Do you like books about elephants?  Watch our book trailer about the children's picture book Busy Elephants, by John Schindel and Martin Harvey (photographer).

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Fun to Try New Things

Yesterday we talked about visiting libraries to find out what you "geek" (like to do or to learn about what most interests you).   Have you ever tried to do something that looks like fun but found out that it's really hard to do at the beginning?  When you're just starting a new activity, it may be tough to do because you're just learning how.  The more you work at it, the easier it will become, and the more fun you'll have.

You should try new things to discover what you geek.  Even though it may be hard to do at first, stick to it and keep trying.  Your dreams may look far away sometimes, but you can get there.  We can walk great distances even if we're just taking a few steps at a time.

Trying different things and not giving up is the theme of a new children's picture book called Dream Big, Little Pig!, written by Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi.  Watch the book trailer below, and see if you'd like to read the book.

You can check-out Dream Big, Little Pig! at Mooresville Public Library (MPL Call No. EASY YAM).  If you or your grownups have an Evergreen Indiana library card, you can check-out the book using our online catalog.

Follow your dreams.  You can do it.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What Do You Geek?

What do you geek?  To geek something means that you like it very much.  Ask your grown-ups if you may share what you geek with everyone who reads my blog.  You may tell us by leaving comments or sending me an email.

My Library has made a promo trailer showing some of the things people geek at their libraries.  Do you see anything that you geek, too?

You can find a lot of exciting things to geek at libraries.  We'll be happy to help you find what you geek the next time you visit our Library.

I geek lots of things, but, right now, I geek lunch.  I'm hungry!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cauli 4 Kids!

Welcome to my new blog, just for kids!  My name is Cauli Le Chat.  Le Chat is French for "the cat."  My first name is short for Cauliflower.  I am the roving reporter at Mooresville Public Library (MPL), in Mooresville, Indiana.  Plus I'm a cat!  How do I do it, you may ask?  We cats are pretty amazing. 

Grown-ups like to read my other blog, but I wanted to offer a special blog just for our younger patrons.  For our VERY young readers, you may want your grown-ups to read to you.  For all you elementary school kids, your favorite library has a new place to hang-out and be cool with Cauli on your own.

Let's start this blog with a fun handout I'm giving away at the Old Settlers Festival.  I think you'll like it.

Cauli Le Chat Authentic Pawtographed Cub Reporter Press Kit

You may leave your comments on my blog if you'd like.  I enjoy reading what you have to say.  I hope you enjoy what I'm writing about, too.

Reporting Exciting Library News,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Kids Blog Beat