Friday, December 26, 2014

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The Children's Department

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

On this first day of winter, December 21st, we bring you a list of books about winter for children!
Let’s embrace the wintertime this year and read together.  Explore our list of children's winter reads below and uncover some new books you've never read before.  We have so many gems on our shelves waiting for you to check them out just in time for the cold to being in earnest.  Be sure to have a book ready for the first time it snows, so click on the links to find out if they are currently available in the library!

The list is also in a printable format (see below) so you can print it out and bring it with you!

  1. The Mitten by Jan Brett
  2. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  3. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  4. Snow by Uri Shulevitz
  5. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs
  6. Snowballs by Lois Ehlert 
  7. Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II andJean Stoick
  8. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
  9. My Little Polar Bear By Claudia Rueda
  10. The Snow Day By Komako Sakai
  11. 365 Penguins By Jean-Luc Fromental
  12. Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli
  13. The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever by Rebecca Rule
  14. The Kids’Winter Fun Book: Homespun Adventures for Family Fun by Claire Gillman & Sam Martin
  15. Little Dog Lost: The Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi
  16. Me Too! By Valeri Gorbachev
  17. Over and Under the Snow By Kate Messner
  18. Red Sled By Lita Judge
  19. The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder By Mark Cassino
  20. Winter Is for Snow By Robert Neubecker
  21. Bear Snores On byKarma Wilson
  22. Clifford's First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell
  23. Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
  24. It's Winter! by Linda Glaser
  25. LittlePolar Bear by Hans de Beer
  26. Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
  27. Penguins by Liz Pichon
  28. Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson
  29. Snow Bear by Piers Harper

Click on the link for the printable version: 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gingerbread Houses

There was so much fun to be had at our Gingerbread program last week!  Lots of families participated and went home with a creative house to display!  See pictures of the event here and by following the link provided.
Share some of your favorite parts of the program with us below in the comments section!

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Be sure to check out our printable calendars (see the tab above) or our newsletter to find out what events we have coming up in January and February.  

Be the first to sign up for programming in the new year.
Registration will be on Saturday, January 3 at 11:00am.