Thanksgiving break is almost here and soon perhaps your relatives will be too. Are you looking for some fun family activities for Thanksgiving week? Be sure to swing by the Library and check out more than books, dvds, music, STEM kits, and magazines. We have tons of special events planned for the week.
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 8
Ragweeed tells you everything you need to know about being a farmdog, such as don't chase sheep (unless the farmer is away) and eating grass has its downsides and benefits.
Reading Level: Grades 8 and older
Sonia Manzano, otherwise known as Maria on Sesame Street, tells the story of her childhood in the Bronx. Detailing everything from her mysteriously appearing older sister, through her father's drunken rages, to her first roll on Broadway, Sonia's story is not for younger, or more sensitive readers.
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7
These fourteen short stories, written when Terry Pratchett when he was a junior reporter for a local paper, were dug up and re-edited by the author and put into this fun collection of satirical fantasy which has truly stood the test of time.
For over a decade the Youth Services Department has been providing a special bilingual book check out, Para el niño, to local low-income preschools. For most of the year Youth Services staff members bring a special book collection to the preschools and the children are allowed to pick one title to borrow and take home for a week. The weekly Para el niño visit is always a fun time, but in the summer it becomes even more of a treat because the children get to come to the Library so that they can participate in our Summer Reading Programs.
Summer Book Buddies and Read to the Rhythm, our summer reading programs for infants through entering 9th graders, started on Monday. Over 300 kids have already signed up and over 100 books have already been logged online!
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7
Red just doesn't understand why, no matter how hard he tries he cannot do anything right. Stoplights are blue, when he and his friend Yellow try to draw an orange it comes out green. What is wrong with him?
Reading Level: Grades K - 5
Ella Mae needs new shoes so her mother takes her to the town shoe store. After waiting while a white girl tries on pair after pair of shoes Ella May is shocked to learn that she is not allowed to touch any shoes until after she buys them. Although she likes her new shoes, the humiliation of the shopping trip gnaws at her until she and her sister come up with a plan to bring a true shoe store experience to all her neighbors.
Have you driven by the Library after dark recently? If so you probably noticed that there is a blue glow. That is because we have have joined the "Light It Up Blue!" autism awareness campaign.
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7
A chicken is excited to discover that a new neighbor has moved in next door, but no matter how many times he knocks on the door to introduce himself the neighbor doesn't seem to be home.