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Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.  For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, December 15 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Dragons Love Food Registration required.
Saturday, January 26 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Fairy Tale Remix

As the weather gets colder and activities move inside, you may find yourself with some extra time on your hands. Audiobooks listed below range from 21 minutes long to 9 hours long with the majority in the 4-5 hour range. These books can be enjoyed alone or together. We invite you to enjoy one of these fresh new audiobooks at home or while traveling this chilly season. 

Also available in: print

 

If you enjoyed reading about Kit Kittredge, the American Girl character from 1934, you might be interested in these titles.

Fiction

The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Also available in: e-book | audiobook
Ruth the Librarian Hugging Thorndyke the Bear

 

Hey Kids,

Did you know that November 13 is World Kindness Day? It can be hard to show kindness when we're feeling angry or scared, but nothing makes me feel better than finding something nice to do for someone else. So I'm taking a minute today to remind myself to be kind to others. If you're looking for books that might help you show understanding or compassion to someone who needs it, I hope these inspire you. Share them with the grownups in your life and be kind together. If you have your own special kindness books, please share them as a comment below.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

Be kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better and ponders the different ways in which they can be kind.

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 

Celebrate Veterans Day and read one of the books linked below to celebrate and honor our veterans. 

-Information on Veterans Day was gathered at History.com 
 

The Frank show by David Mackintosh

Dance Your Fanny Off

Children Dancing in Costumes

Enjoy a half hour of tunes that will make you want to grab a dance partner and get on your feet. Intended particularly for caregivers with new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun together and build gross motor skills. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Salt Snowflakes

Express your creativity over winter break through painting! Each participant will learn the salt painting technique to create colorful snowflakes. This program encourages creativity, imagination, and sharing their work with other artists.

  • Registration Required, Starts December 21st
  • Ages 7-10

 

 

Image: Two Tracked Mind by McBeth under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) License.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, January 4 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Snowflake Crown-wearing Thorndyke with Scaredy Squirrel

Hey Kids,

As a devoted library bear I really enjoy learning about your interests. Sometimes they are straightforward, like cars. Or bears. Or mysteries. But other times you just want to read about both princesses and scientists. At the same time. This can be a tall order, but here are a few recommendations that might fit the bill. 

Bear hugs,

Thorndyke, the Snowflake Princess

A girl on a flying horse must be a princess, right? She also happens to be a real-life computer programmer from the nineteenth century.

Winter Snow Spree

Join us in celebrating family, snow, and all things winter! A reindeer from Carousel Acres will be visiting with us outside as the Canton Express will be giving train rides around the loop, so please dress for the weather! Then come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, stories, crafts and more. Enjoy while supplies last.

No registration required and all ages are welcome.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, December 18 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room

 

If you enjoyed reading about Gabriela McBride, the American Girl of the Year from 2017, you might be interested in these titles.

Fiction

Marisol by Gary Soto
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