Bucks County Free Library Board Meeting

 

Tuesday, January 21, 5:30

Doylestown District Center Library

150 South Pine Street, Doylestown

Early Literacy App of the Week

Musical  Abby Monkey Musical Puzzle

This app features six puzzles. Each is themed around a different musical instrument. Once a puzzle is assembled, children can watch and listen as the instrument plays familiar tunes. They can also compose and record their own music

While not designed to teach music theory or even note reading, this simple app provides a great introduction to music and sounds that will inspire kids to look for more when they are ready.

iOS 5.1.1+, Android, $1.99

LibraryReads– Book Recommendations from Librarians

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Librarians from across the country have chosen their top titles for January. You can read their reviews on the LibraryReads website, then click on any of the covers below to place a hold.

Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

A Star for Mrs BlakeLost LakeDays of Anna Madrigal

A Highly Unlikely ScenarioThe Wind Is Not a RiverOrfeo

The KeptLittle FailureThe First True Lie

Bucks County Free Library Board Meeting

 

Tuesday, December 17, 5:30

Doylestown District Center Library

150 South Pine Street, Doylestown

App of the Week

mah john towersThis week’s adult app is Mahjong Towers. Become a Mahjong Maniac! To get started, simply touch the tiles to match them. You can swipe your discard pile & undo as far back as you want. This simple game will improve your thinking, logic & visual skills, while you lose yourself in this popular puzzle.

Early Literacy App of the Week

MooBaa Moo, Baa, La La La

Author/illustrator Sandra Boynton’s best-selling board book is even more fun in this hilarious digital adaptation. Children can read the minimal text themselves or listen as a narrator reads it to them. A tap or slide of the finger brings interactive features to life on each page.

Kids this age love repetition, and Moo, Baa, La La La is an app they’ll use over and over again.

iOS 4+ ($3.99)  Android ($1.87)

★★ Child Technology Reviews Editor’s Choice ★★

★★ Parent’s Choice Recommended ★★

Early Literacy App of the Week

Builditup  Build It Up

Build it Up is a deceptively simple app that allows toddlers and preschoolers the chance to work on their visual perception and fine motor skills by constructing towers, figures, and buildings from the ground up.

Math concepts such as size, top/bottom, and before/after are also emphasized in this app.

Children will receive immediate feedback. An incorrect block placement is returned to the starting point, and solving the puzzle gets a cheer. This app is fun by itself and is easily enhanced by engaged caregivers.

Available for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. A demo version is free, and the full game costs $2.99.

LibraryReads– Book Recommendations from Librarians

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Librarians from across the country have chosen their top titles for December. You can read their reviews on the LibraryReads website, then click on any of the covers below to place a hold.

No Good Duke

 

Vatican Waltz The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles The Trip to Echo Springs Supreme Macaroni Company Secret Rooms My Age of Anxiety Innocence How to Run with a Naked Werewolf Dangerous Women

Bucks County Free Library Board Meeting

 

Tuesday, November 19, 5:30

Doylestown District Library Center

150 South Pine Street, Doylestown

Adult App of the Week

geared

Gear up for fun and stimulate your brain with this week’s app, Geared. It’s deceptively simple, yet increasingly challenging. Start by powering the blue gear using the other colored gears. The higher the level, the more blue gears!