The Children's Room Blog

Archive for September 2012

Attention, attention, kids, teens, and grownups…  Time is running out to enter the Community Reads Writing Contest!  To find out more about the contest, please click here.  Not only is the contest going to be great fun to enter, but our prizes are out of this world!  Here’s a list of some of the great things that we have for our contest winners:

Adult Writing Contest Winner:

Arlington Dinner and Movie Package, which includes $25 gift certificates to Za and  Tango Restaurants in Arlington, accompanied by four movie passes to the Capitol Theater.

Teen Writing Contest Winner:

One free spot in a six-week Teen Writing Workshop at the prestigious Grub Street Writing Center in downtown Boston.  Grub Street is the second largest independent center for creative writing in the United States.

Grade Six to Eight Contest Winner:

Autographed copies of prize-winning books, including the 2011 Newbery Award Winner, Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos, as well as two free movie passes to the Capitol Theater.

Grade Three to Five Contest Winner: 

Autographed copies of popular graphic novels by Jef Czejak and Jarrett Krosoczka, as well as two free movie passes to the Capitol Theater.

Up to Second Grade Contest Winner: 

Autographed copy of award-winning picture books and four free passes to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, located in Amherst, MA.

Winners of the Writing Contest will also be honored at a formal Prize Reception at Robbins Library on Saturday, October 20.  You can enter the contest by filling out this online form.  Or you can drop off your submissions at either the Robbins or Fox Libraries.

Good luck, authors!


If you signed up for Dream Quest Summer Reading, come in this week to tell us about your last Quest, decorate and take home your Dream Quest Chart, and choose a book to keep from the red cart.

Oh, and even if you didn’t participate in Dream Quest this summer, come visit us anyway because we like to see you.

Summer Reading Stars

Some of the favorite books read this summer shine on our wall.

Visit the Robbins Library online!