Vote for your favorite children's book @ North Channel!

It's election season again.  North Channel Library is once again an early voting site for registered grown-up voters.  But kids can vote here too!  In our lobby we have a display of staff member's favorite children's books.  Come into the library and vote for your favorite!  Voting will be open through Election Day, November 6th with the winner announced November 8th.  So come on kids and make your voice heard! Vote!

North Channel Book Club/Gulf Coast Reads

 Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseFollowing the death of his father in the World Trade Center attacks, 9-year-old Oskar Schell, budding inventor and Francophile, is struggling to come to grips with the loss.  When he finds an envelope containing a key he doesn't recognize, Oskar embarks on a quest around New York to discover what the key unlocks.  Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" takes the reader on the journey with Oskar as he encounters quirky, and sometimes tragic, characters. 

Halloween Fun @ North Channel

bookHalloween is just around the corner.  Are you starting to make your holiday plans?  Plan to stop in at the library before you start your trick or treating.  We will be having a Goosebumps Halloween Party for kids featuring scary stories and spooky crafts.  Be sure to come in costume for our annual costume parade.  And don't forget to check out our display of spooky books.  The fun starts at 4:30 pm on October 31st. 

Storybook Art @ North Channel featuring Pumpkin Eye

pumpkin eyeHave you ever wanted to create art just like in our many picture books?  Then join us for Storybook Art on Monday, October 15th at 4:30 pm.  This month we will create a spooky piece of art just like the illustrations in Denise Fleming's book

North Channel Book Club

A Dog's Purpose By W. Bruce CameronPet ownership has long been linked to health benefits.  Emotional bonds between people and their pets have been demonstrated time and time again.  In an interesting twist, W. Bruce Cameron's novel, "A Dog's Purpose," does not focus on the human perspective but instead takes the reader on a journey into the mind of the dog, himself (and, later, herself) as Bailey is reborn into new lives and seeks his purpose for living.

The North Channel Book Club will discuss "A Dog's Purpose," on Wednesday, September 26 at 10 am.  Join us in the meeting room for discussion.