January 5, 2013 | Michelle
Did you have fun creating a beautiful work of art for our mural? If so, be sure to come and show us where your picture is on the mural and we can make sure you get a limited edition poster of your very own! Just stop in at the Children's Reference Desk to pick up your poster. See you soon!
December 26, 2012 | mebbitt
Kids in grades 1-4, join us for Snack Tales on Saturday, January 26 from 2:00-2:45 PM. You will get a chance to listen to some great stories and cook up a tasty snack. Registration begins December 26. Please indicate any food allergies when registering.
December 21, 2012 | SuperMegaAnna
December 17, 2012 | mebbitt
December 11, 2012 | durbinm
November 30, 2012 | goulds
November 26, 2012 | goulds
The dogs of winter by Bobbie Pyron is an incredible, heart-pounding survival story based on fact. Ivan is but one of 80,000 to 2 million homeless children forced to fend for himself in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Most of these abandoned children form packs and live in vacant buildings and/or underground train stations. What distinguishes four year old Ivan Mishukov is his decision to depend on a pack of feral street dogs instead of other children for his survival. For two years they eek out an existence together, helping one another just as a family would. Enduring the brutal Russian winters with temperatures often twenty below zero is almost beyond belief. As Ivan is later quoted as saying, "I was better off with the dogs. They loved and protected me." For years his dreams are of dogs - warm, soft, loving dogs who are always there watching out for him.
This powerful, illuminating story is one that you will never forget.