At the Library
Our reading programs have been in full swing this past month. I have had the pleasure of visiting all the area preschools, and providing in-house story times for our young library patrons.
During my outreach visits, I am always pleased when I am recognized by many of the preschoolers. So many parents have found library programs to be a valuable experience for their child to participate in before sending them to school. I appreciate the trust they put in me to be a part of the process in building the necessary skills in getting these little ones ready to read.
The library is working with the Washington Community Y, to offer another fun component to preschool library programming, by providing an organized gym program prior to story time at the library. Run and Read is designed to assist preschoolers in their development of large motor, social, auditory, and pre-reading skills. By giving children the opportunity to interact with others, and develop social skills from such a young age, we hope this community collaboration will help build positive expectations when they are ready for school.
Both programs are free and open to all preschool age children, but registration is required. Call the library for more information.
The following new materials are available.
Gifts & Memorials
City of Rocks & Rio Tinto by Michael Zimmer given in memory of Jeffrey P. Dickinson by Gail & Sharon Niffenegger and Adam & Layne Bell
The Double (large print) by George Pelecanos & Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith given in memory of David R. McDaniel
Return to Me by Lynn Austin, A Bride For Noah by Lori Copeland, The Circle by Dave Eggers, Kate's Forever Promise by Jerry S. Eicher, Unspoken by Dee Henderson, Derailed by Neta Jackson, Starry Night by Debbie Macomber, Storm Front by John Sandford, An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling, Leaving Yuma by Michael Zimmer
Young Adult Fiction
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick, Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick, Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick, World War Z by Max Brooks, Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne, Insomnia by J. R. Johansson, Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, The Animal Book by David Burne, Garfield Gets in a Pickle by Jim Davis, Garfield Pulls His Weight by Jim Davis, I'm Like You, You're Like Me by Cindy Gainer, Cool Paper Folding by Anders Hanson, Fun Facepainting Ideas for Kids by Nick & Brian Wolfe
Writing About Nature by John A. Murray, Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule