Staff Picks

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Your Friday Five

Cumulative Tales for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Cumulative tales are stories in which the narrative builds through repetition, with each new event or element adding to all the previous ones.

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

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Holiday Cookery and More!

Staff Recommendation

Expecting guests over the holidays and need ideas? Check out our holiday book display for festive inspirations on cooking and crafting!  We also have holiday fiction and non-fiction books for your reading pleasure. Featured book: The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook.  Copies are available throughout the library system.

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Friday Five

Historical fiction with nonfiction characters

One of the most interesting things in historical fiction is that authors can insert real historical figures into a story. These real people can interact with the fictional characters and impact the events of the story to lend some realism to a novel. These five books feature, but are not about, characters that were real people as interesting counterpoints to the fictional characters in the books.

I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole

Friday Five

Expecting a new brother or sister

Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are looking at good reads for little kids who are expecting a new sibling in their family.

The Mitten by Aylesworth

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'The Mitten'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Mitten, Retold by Jim Aylesworth and illustrated by Barbara McClintock is the featured piece.

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Cookie Exchange Week, Hooray!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

In celebration of Cookie Exchange Week, a delicious holiday tradition the first week of December, the Children’s Room hosted a cookie story time for Sunday Family Funday featuring cookie stories, cookie recipes, and a cookie treat.

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'Houses of Civil War America'

Staff recommendation

Take a tour of homes of promenient Americans and ordinary citizens of the Civil War era in Houses of Civil War America by Hugh Howard.&nbs

My First Nutcracker

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'My First Nutcracker'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Wordless Picture Book for Children/ Tuesday

What Do You Do With a Book With No Words?

Tips for wordless picture book reading

Wordless picture books present an interesting challenge for parents and children alike; after all, what do you do with a book that you can't read? Yet, this genre allows children to foster their creativity as well as helps them to develop skills such as understanding and interperting context. Although there is no specific method to reading a wordless picture book, there are ways that you and your child can enjoy them together. For instance, you can: Narrate your own version of a story that corresponds to the pictures.