Kids

 

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

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

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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

There are no upcoming sessions available.

 

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

Did you miss our Birthday Storytime? Don't worry! Here are stories and more to have your own celebration at home!

From Storytime

Don't spill the beans! by Ian Schoenherr

Check out the following picture books that feature Muslim characters. 

Mommy's khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Saffron ice cream by illustrator Rashin Kheiriyeh
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