Celebrate family, snow and all things winter at our Snow Spree on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 7:00-8:30PM. Carousel Acres will be flying over a live reindeer who will be visiting with us outside and the fine folks from Dan Dan the Choo Choo Man will be giving train rides in our front loop, so please dress for the weather! Then, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, video stories, crafts and more. Enjoy while supplies last. No registration required.
November 19, 2015 | Marianne
The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!
December 30, 2014 | ms.amelia
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London is the ultimate of cold weather checklists. Excited Froggy repeatedly gets called out of the snow and back into his house by his mother because he forgot to put on an important article of warm weather gear. But there are plenty more picture books highlighting all those extra layers you need to stay warm. Here's your own checklist of corresponding books.
The Hat by Jan Brett
While Jan Brett’s The Mitten is more well-known, don’t miss this equally entertaining story. Brett’s signature illustrations relay the trouble Hedgie the hedgehog faces when he gets stuck in a discovered hat.
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
Jim Aylesworth’s rhyming retelling of the tale is complemented by Barbara McClintock’s expressive characters.
December 18, 2014 | Boydl
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.
December 11, 2014 | Boydl
Winter waits by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Greg Couch
Lynn Plourde, author of the best-selling picture book "Wild Child," reunites with acclaimed illustrator Greg Couch to continue the story of Nature's family with this exquisite book that captures the joy of a father-son relationship.
Winter lullaby by Barbara Seuling ; illustrated by Greg Newbold
As the natural world changes with winter's approach, young children worry about the creatures they see around them. Where do the ducks and other animals go? Will they find shelter from the cold? Will they be safe and warm? In Winter Lullaby, Barbara Seuling's reassuring, gentle verse and Greg Newbold's breathtaking paintings reveal what animals do to survive as winter takes hold.
Winter: an alphabet acrostic by Steven Schnur ; illustrated by Leslie Evans
November 23, 2014 | visnawj
December 26, 2012 | mebbitt
- beginning readers
- children's programs
- Snack Tales
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 17, 2012 | mebbitt
- beginning readers
- picture book
What falls, but never gets hurt? Snow, of course. It's that time of year again, when the snow falls and snowmen are made. Here are some fun picture books to help you make the best snowman on the block.
Bear in long underwear by Todd H. Doodler
Making a friend by Alison McGhee
Perfect snow by Barbara Reid
Olivia builds a snowlady adapted by Farrah McDoogle
Snowmen all year by Caralyn Buehner
December 19, 2011 | mebbitt
Frosty the Snowman is a classic winter song. But did you know there were so many different versions? Check out some of these great songs, and learn a new snowman song too!
Sing along! [sound recording] by Caspar Babypants
Christmas with the Chipmunks [sound recording] by Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville
Kidz bop Christmas [sound recording] by [Kidz Bop Kids.]