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Have You Ever Wondered What the Library Staff Reads?

 

 

  

 

Winter break is right around the corner and I know that many of you will be looking for books to read.  So, I thought that you might like to see what children's books are on my booklist currently.  Like many others in Children's Services, I read books written for teens and adults as well, but that's a blog for another day.

 Do you have any favorite books? I would love to hear what you enjoy reading.  As for the books listed below, I hope that you enjoy my selection.

For all of my friends who celebrate Hanukkah

 

I currently have a display of Hanukkah books in the children's area.  Feel free to stop by and check out our collection.  You can also order books online and have them sent to your community library. This is a free service.  

 

Helping Kids Get Hooked on Reading

 
Adults and children alike, typically have preferences to the type of books that they enjoy. If your child is not yet hooked on reading it may because they have not found books that interest them.

Watch Me Grow

During the first three years of life, many developmental milestones are achieved, which makes this an exciting time for both children and parents.  Everything in their world is new, and they are taking in an inconceivable amount of information. 

Unlike adults, they do not have past experience, nor an understanding of logic to help navigate their way. Consequently, there will certainly be growing pains along their path of discovery, but parents can support their children by simply talking and spending quality time with them.   

What's After HBO?

The HBO series, Boardwalk Empire is insanly popular, and the the season finale is just a few weeks away (Sunday, December 5th).  Realizing that many of you will soon need something to do with that extra free time I have created a list of items that you might enjoy.

 

  

Wishing you a frightful Halloween

Waite till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn, was originally release over 20 years ago, 

so why am  I still recommend it to young people?

 

 

 

 

 

When is it Time to Start Potty Training?

 
 
 
 
 
Potty training your child is never "easy," but you can make it a lot easier by planning ahead. 
 

Resource Book for Parents: Autism Spectrum Disorder

 
  
 
  
Authors, Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandlerhave created a book which addresses the unique challenges that children with communication difficulties face, and offers numerous suggestions for supporting their needs through play. 
 

Super Harvest Moon: September 22, 2010:

According to NAASA, "For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons."

Today also marks an important occasion as many Asian cultures will celebrate the end of their harvest as part of their Mooncake Festival. This is sure to be a spectacular night for anyone who takes time to view this rare celestial event.

 

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