09/29/2021

(Wednesday)

Banned Book Bundles!

Stand up to censorship!

You'd be amazed at some of the classic, popular, awesome books that have been the subject of censorship attempts! The reasons why are varied, but the result is the same; holes in the cultural and international education of our children, restriction of children's ability to grow and learn, and narrowed worldviews that plant the seeds of bigotry, with the implication being that anyone who believes differently from them must be foolish, immoral, or misinformed (source here).

Fight censorship! Click below to reserve a bundle of 5 picture books or 3 chapter books (tailored to your child's age) that you can pick up from our curbside service or when visiting the library.  You can also ask for more or fewer books or for books for multiple age ranges!

Want more info? Check out this short article from the Washington Post about why your kid should read banned books, or this page from the American Library Association about Banned Books Week 2021.

Please click below to sign up for your bundle!

Preschool storytime: On the Go! (hybrid)

10:30am - 11:00am

This fall's storytime theme is “On the Go!” a seven-week session about trucks, trains, bicycles, airplanes, and other ways we get around.

Each storytime includes about 30 minutes of stories, finger-plays, songs and games related to that week’s theme, and meets on the lawn, weather permitting. We'll switch to a virtual format during bad weather.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be registering for the entire 7 week series, and do not need to re-register each week. Please click below to register.

"Whose Shoes" Story program for 5-8 year olds

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Meet Youth Services librarian July on the library lawn for tales about real people who have led funny, fascinating, and inspiring lives! Biographical stories presented in picture book form are the hot new genre, and we’ll get inspired & entertained (& maybe even educated, shhh!) as we spend 30-40 minutes “walking a mile” in different people’s shoes each week! Recommended for ages 5-8.