February 8, 2017 | jonesw
Eight-year-old Garang, orphaned by a civil war in Sudan, finds the inner strength to help lead other boys as they trek hundreds of miles seeking safety in Ethiopia, then Kenya, and finally in the United States.
Newly-arrived in the United States from Mexico, Carmen is apprehensive about going to school and learning English.
Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.
August 19, 2016 | Thorndyke
Our Final Party for Connect Your Summer is tomorrow. There will be so many wonderful things to see and do. You can see how much fun I had last year at the party, and I heard a rumor that there may be a few Star Wars characters walking around again. I am looking forward to celebrating another fun Connect Your Summer, and hope to see you at the party tomorrow.
While I had so much fun participating in CYS this year (I managed to read all about bears), I'm already looking forward to fall and more new books. So don't forget to stop inside the library before or after our party to check out just a few more books to get you through until school starts again. Some of my favorite non-bear picture books this year have been:
Gobbled by a snake, a crafty boy finds a find a way out of his predictament by encouraging the snake to eat an increasing number of animals.
July 30, 2016 | Thorndyke
Today is National Dance Day! Celebrate with a dance story or stop by our CD collection in the Children's Department for some boogie-worthy tunes. I've included a few suggestions for books about dance below, but you can always find more under the subject headings for fiction and nonfiction dance books. If you're feeling especially groovy today, come show me your best dance moves.
A penguin waddles along, searching for the dancing friend he met yesterday, while encountering other penguins, and a hungry seal on the way.
On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.
July 26, 2016 | Thorndyke
I’ve been working on my Connect Your Summer badges. This is a lot of work! I’m lucky I’m On-the-Scene all the time, so finding good books and going to programs isn’t too hard for me. I’d love to hear about what you’re doing to earn your Connect Your Summer badges. If you have any good books or movies to suggest, you can leave them in the comments. I think my favorite book so far has been Finding Winnie, and my favorite movie was DisneyNature’s Bears. I need to work a little harder on my eLectrified badges, too.
Don't forget your last day to earn and claim badges is Wednesday, August 17 before the library closes at 9:00 PM. Then come to our final party on Saturday, August 20 for a fantastic wrap-up to the summer.