Beginning Readers

Did you miss our Books and Stories Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bookish storytime at home!

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A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

Did you miss our Nature Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an outdoorsy storytime you can do at home (bonus points if you do it outside!).

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Large Print book publishing in English began in 1964 in Leicester, England when Frederick Thorpe, a retired book and magazine distributor, decided to meet the needs of elderly poor-sighted readers by reprinting older classic books in editions about twice the physical size of the original book. The type inside was enlarged to about twice the size of the original printing. The books were given plain dust jackets with type only, color-coded to indicate categories like mysteries (black), general fiction (red), romances (blue), Westerns (orange) and so forth. These editions met the need but were difficult for frail elderly readers to handle because they were oversize. Source.

 

Here are just a few large print titles that are new to our shelves: 

Juror #3 [large print] by James Patterson
Also available in: print

Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar--and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony.

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

Ruby never belonged to the country-club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiancé, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep--a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.

Also available in: print | e-book | audiobook

The #1 New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning authors are back with an electrifying new novel that will leave your heart racing. Kendra Michaels is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they've brought to her...until she hears the details: The body was found just blocks away from Kendra's condo. The man was carrying an envelope with Kendra's name on it, and inside was an SD card with what appears to be an innocuous video of a wedding reception. And just one week before the attempted delivery of this mysterious video, the groom in the video was murdered. As the body count rises, Kendra joins forces with private investigator Jessie Mercado and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch as they discover that each victim played a part in convicting a serial killer years before. Someone has clearly taken up his mantle to exact a sadistic form of vengeance. But who is it? A family member? An old partner? Or is it possible that the wrong man was convicted and the serial killer himself has returned to continue his sick spree? In Double Blind, Iris and Roy Johansen deliver an emotional, gripping new entry in the bestselling Kendra Michaels series.

K Club: Monster Bash

Goofy Monsters and Halloween Fun will be a part of our K Club program on Saturday, October 27. We will use creative skills to make our own original monsters, watch a monster science experiment, and design a cool, creepy snack. K Club is designed for children ages 4-6 who are prek/kindergarten or first grade. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Halloween, Monsters Registration required.

Screen-Free Spree

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or experiment. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 22 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Children's Library

Lit Lab Productions: Star Wars Reads

STar Wars Reads

 

Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.  For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, October 24 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Star Wars Reads Registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, September 10 through Friday, October 19. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 22.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00-1:30; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, September 21 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, September 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, September 28 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, October 1 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, October 5 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, October 12 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, October 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, October 19 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

Buongiorno! Have you been interested in learning another language but haven't had a chance to make it to Bilingual Storytime? Fear not, here is what we did August 2nd in our Italian/English Bilingual Storytime. We had a great time learning how to count to ten in Italian. Enjoy!

 

Stories and Songs from Storytime

We took some time to sing our ABC's, listen to Skinnamarink, and do a bit of Jumping and Counting (by the awesome Jim Gill) so that we could be ready to count in English before tackling our number in Italian.

Stories we read:

Book cover for Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Enjoy reading while getting in your steps with our StoryWalk®, a walking journey around the Canton Public Library's exterior featuring segments of a continuous story at different stops along the way.  The StoryWalk® will be available Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 17 (Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday-Sunday: Noon-5:00 PM) and is enhanced with braille translations at each stop.  The StoryWalk® will not be available during inclement weather conditions.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

The New Bookshelf is stuffed with great stories and new characters. Be sure to spend some time with them this summer.

When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.

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