If you’re a Spiderwick Chronicles fan then you probably already visit the website. It has links to news, the creators’ information, books, blogs, an art gallery and more. There is also a link to the movie version which is currently in production and set for release in February, 2008.



Lonely Planet

September 26, 2007

Lonely Planet claims they are the world’s best travel guidebooks…really, who’s to say? However, their website is a great place to look up travel information and advice, news, maps and helath information. They also offer a popular message board where you may compare notes with other travelers.


The Last Word on Newscientist.com provides answers to everyday science questions and throws in humor, invention, soundbites and a daily su doku to boot.


Need A Reminder?

September 25, 2007

Futureme.org allows you to send yourself an e-mail reminder at a future date-to be determined by you. If you have a hard time remembering important birthdays, appointments or other occasions an e-mail reminder might be just the solution. You can also send yourself an e-mail in the future to see if you are where you thought you’d be at that point in your life.


Isn’t it maddening when your child wants to read the next book in a series but the author isn’t as considerate as Janet Evanovich: “One For The Money”; “Two For The Dough” or Sue Grafton: “A is For Alibi”; “B Is For Burglar”? The Mid-Continent Library in Missouri has kindly put together a database of more than 23,000 children’s and young adult books in series or sequels. The database may be searched by book title, author, series title or subject. Now there’s no excuse for not knowing how many Olivia books Ian Falconer has written (7).


Free Worksheets

September 20, 2007

Attention all teachers, parents and students! abcteach is a website that provides more than 5,000 free worksheets for kids in pre-K through junior high. Their aim is be a user-friendly educational site that provides quality printable materials for immediate use. There are flashcards for reading, math and colors; worksheets in language arts, math, science, social studies, handwriting and all the other school basics. There are also worksheets for theme units, holidays, months and seasons as well as for foreign languages and ESL.


Morningstar and Value Line are two of the most trusted and prestigious names in the investment analysis field. We have both available in the Library. They also have websites which are continually updated. Some of the online information requires a subscription but there’s plenty available for free including e-mail newsletters from both.