Valentine's Day in a Pinch

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Valentine's Day in a Pinch

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.

We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

Where is Baby's Valentine? Have a new addition to your family?

Where is Baby’s Valentine
by Karen Katz, with its bold and brightly colored illustrations and fun, lift-the-flap surprises, is the perfect way to introduce babies and toddlers to their first Valentine’s Day. 
Valentine Be Mine
Need to know which type of flowers to buy to send the right message to your loved one?

Pick up a copy of Valentine Be Mine by Jacqueline Farmer.

With exquisite illustrations by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, this book is perfect for kids and kids at heart.  The text is jam-packed with fascinating historical facts, cultural traditions, fun and easy craft ideas for you and the kids, jokes and much more.

Feeling social?

Shepherd Park families will not want to miss our library Valentine’s Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m.  Parents and children are invited to enjoy cupcakes, movies, good company and all-ages crafts.   

(500) Days of SummerRuing the existence of Valentine’s Day this year?

If so, you’ve probably stopped reading this story. But just in case, the library has not forgotten about you.

Put down the voodoo doll and try celebrating Single Awareness Day instead.

Cuddle up at home with an e-audio book like It’s Called A Break-Up Because it’s Broken, or the witty, bittersweet “anti-romcom” (500) Days of Summer.