Librarian Dan Patton at Michigan Library Association conference

The 2018 Michigan Library Conference was an opportunity to learn and share for several of our staff. This annual conference was held in Novi, Michigan.

Deb Sobczak co-presented Special Needs Story-Time: A Best Practices Approach; Lisa Boyd co-presented Prime Time Family Reading Program, Laura Fawcett and Laurie Golden shared Reframing Ordinary into Extraordinary: Starting with Why, and Dan Patton co-presented When Librarians Ask the Questions: Trivia Programming in Public Libraries.

Attending and sharing at professional conferences fulfills many of strategic plan goals and objectives, helps us learn ways to provide the best service to our community, and demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of librarianship.

Here the roar of the mighty children pretending to be lions in storytime today! If you missed our Thursday Lion Storytime, here are some great books we read and some feline suggestions for further reading on your own. Enjoy!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Election Day is here! On November 6, 2018, midterm elections for numerous state and federal offices will be held throughout the country. Michigan citizens will have the chance to vote for their governor, senator, state and federal representatives, and judges, as well as approving or rejecting three state referendums. Let your voice be heard! Information on candidates and issues can be found at the League of Women Voters of Michigan website. Don't know where to vote? Don't know if you're registered? Check out one of these helpful sites:

 

If you enjoyed reading about Gabriela McBride, the American Girl of the Year from 2017, you might be interested in these titles.

Fiction

Marisol by Gary Soto

Did you miss our Birthday Storytime? Don't worry! Here are stories and more to have your own celebration at home!

From Storytime

Don't spill the beans! by Ian Schoenherr

 

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

**Note: none of the books come from our Halloween Holiday Collection.

 

From Storytime

Creepy pair of underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

Here is a printable October program calendar for your convenience.

Check out the following picture books that feature Muslim characters. 

Mommy's khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Saffron ice cream by illustrator Rashin Kheiriyeh

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