Monthly Archives: March 2016

In the Kitchen

Interested in experimenting in the kitchen? Here are some fun and simple recipes to get you started!

Pizza Skewers

Taco Cheeseburger

Macaroni and Cheese (not from a box) – or you can try the even simpler Mac & Cheese in a Mug.

Cocoa Brownies

Looking for more recipes? You can find these books for beginning cooks at the library.

How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons by Wendy Sweetster

Starting from Scratch by Sarah Elton

Cooking Class by Deanna Cook

And a few more meals you can make in a mug!



Short and Sweet

Between schoolwork and after school activities, do you ever feel there is not enough time to get through a long book? Why not try something that you can read in short bursts, just before you go to bed, or in any other situation where you can steal a few moments of down time? The Youth Services department has some great titles which fits this need. Here are a couple of examples…

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: All-New, bizarre, amazing, uncanny facts and feats! Readers will not believe what they are reading and the pictures they are seeing, but each and every story has been verified 100 percent shocking, 100 percent incredible, and 100 percent true! There are many titles in this series, but some examples are “Beyond Belief,” “Incredible Animals,” “Life’s Curiosities,”

 “Larger Than Life,” – and many more!

Guinness World Records: This book is loaded with interesting facts, such as the “Oldest Person to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro,” the “Most-Watched NFL Championship Game,”and the “Most ‘liked’ Video Online.” Whether your interest is science or entertainment, this book is sure to hold your interest! Each year, a new book gets published with updated information.

(Still) Going Green

March is a great month for scientists,gardeners, environmentalists, and curious minds alike.  The weather is changing, the birds are back, and plants are growing (or not growing).  Maybe seeing the bushes start to bud has got you thinking ahead to your summer garden.  


Not a gardener?  Well do you like to be green? Do you chant, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” every chance you get?  Do you like trying experiments you see online?  If you said “Yes!” to any of those questions, then I have got a cool experiment to share with you! 

Did you know…   

There are some vegetables you can regrow from scraps?! 


Weird, right?  Well take a look

You can regrow…

 green onions      sweet potatos 

and even pineapple!

Click the photo to see more!

Going Green for Saint Patrick’s Day

It’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day, time to talk about all things GREEN.  There are the obvious things: grass, leaves, limes, grasshoppers, green beans and broccoli, just to name a few. But what does it mean when people say they are “Going Green”?  That is the term used to become more eco-friendly.  Going Green means recycling, using things again, using less water, growing our own vegetables, walking or riding a bike instead of driving short distances. Challenge- Try one of my ideas and GO GREEN this St. Patrick’s Day!!

Latest Pokémon Game

Last week, Nintendo announced the newest Pokémon game namedPokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Are you as excited as I am? Believe it or not, this librarian has been playing Pokémon games for 20 years!

Have you seen the announcement trailer? What do you think?

Also, don’t forget about our huge Pokémon manga collection in the Youth & Teen Services Department!


Sled Legs

It just snowed again in Bartlett and might be the last before spring hits, so are you going to squeeze in your last day of sledding for the season?

If you haven’t heard of this yet, check out the video below, because “Sled Legs” were invented with a new twist on sledding!

So my question for you is traditional sledding or sled legs?