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On this very blustery Thursday morning, our Storytime theme was Kites. How they love to float and soar in the sky.  Beware the kite eating trees, though! Here is what we read today and some other great kite book suggestions. Enjoy!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

These books feature spooky, but not scary, characters and themes to enjoy on a dark and stormy night. (Nefarious laugh optional)

Boogie Bones by Elizabeth Loredo
Bone dog by Eric Rohmann

Fall brings cooler air, leaves changing colors, and back to school.  If you missed our back to school themed storytime, here are some books you can read on your own---not homework, but funwork!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Songs We Sang--ABC's, Skinnamarink, You Are My Sunshine

 

 

Death and grief can be a challenge to talk about at any age or time. The following titles might help to start those difficult conversations. Simpler books are at the top of the list, but might appeal to a wider audience. Books for older readers are toward the bottom.

For additional suggestions, or for resources specific to any given situation, please ask a Reference Librarian or use our May We Suggest service.

 

Ida, always by Caron Levis
The purple balloon by Christopher Raschka

 

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

 

From Storytime

Hickory dickory dock by Keith Baker

 

We are pleased to announce the addition of new databases to our collection.  Find delicious new recipes from across the world, help your student with their project on the Great Lakes, or do some research for that traveling you've been meaning to do!  Check out the list below for more info.

 

A to Z World Food: a one-stop shop for all your cosmopolitan foodie needs. Look up recipes by country or ingredient to find something tasty to try. Want to learn more about beer, coffee, spices, or sauces? Click on the Reference tab of World Food and viola! 

A to Z United States: get Jeopardy!-ready with this fact-filled resource. This database contains everything you want to know about the U.S., any of the 50 states, or territories. An excellent resource for travelers and students. 

A to Z World Travel: a great resource for travelers and researchers, World Travel includes tips for safe and secure travel including phone and electric conversion issues, and navigating the airport with a disability. This database also includes information about nightlife, food, money, banking, maps, and transportation. Bon Voyage! 

 

Michigan e-Library (MeL) has recently updated their database offerings as well, with Novelist Plus, AutoMate, MyHeritage and other new options for academic or general research.  Click here to check out these additional resources. 

Also, don't forget - our databases are available in the comfort of your own home! Simply use the My Account feature to log in to our website, then select Databases from the list on the left hand side of the screen. 

 

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

From Storytime

Early bird by Toni Yuly

The early bird comes across some breakfast. Point out all the red elements in the illustrations. Also available in Board Book format.

 

Did you miss our "P" Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a princess-pirate-pig-pony storytime you can do at home. 

From Storytime

The princess and the pony by illustrator 1983- Kate Beaton

 

Did you miss our Owls Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a fun storytime you can do at home. 

From Storytime

Little Owl's day by illustrator Divya Srinivasan
How to knit a monster by illustrator Annemarie van Haeringen
Monster munch by 1980- Tobias Krejtschi
Ghosts by Sonia Goldie

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