October is not only the month associated with the decay of leaves, glowing pumpkins, and piercing cold air; it is the interval where macabre enthusiasts flourish.
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They convey loyalty, unconditional love, and are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” They are far from only being cuddly pets: they contribute to a child’s reading proficiency.
Will libraries exist in half a century? That is the question I hear others debating. Forbes magazine recently printed an opinion piece by Panos Mourdoukoutas titled, “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money”. Forbes deleted the frivolous article after receiving severe criticism from not only librarians but library advocates.
Peace, love and kindness were the themes used in last week’s Storytime. With too many books to select from, here is a short list of books that go along with the theme of acceptance, kindness, and understanding.
The Youth Services Department is now offering American Girl Dolls for patrons to check out! We are welcoming Z Yang, Julie Albright, Josefina Montoya, Melody Ellison, Tenney Grant, Nanea Mitchell, Gabriela McBride and Luciana Vega. Each doll comes with a book about the character, as well as accessories and outfits.
Mother Earth. She is all we have. We are reminded of this as we celebrate Earth Day. We hear it all the time; rising sea levels, global warming and going green. The word "sustainability" has become a trendy buzzword that is constantly tossed around. Besides recycling, shoppping at Whole Foods, and using energy efficient light bulbs, does anyone actually know what a sustainable life is?
I know I wasn't fully aware of the defintion until I took a course at DePaul University called Promoting Sustainable Practices.
February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments and impact that Black Americans have contributed to America. The perfect way to learn and reflect on these topics is via literature.