“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain
This Sunday is Father’s Day! At the library we see lots of dads with their kids, and it’s always special to see a dad and his child reading together. So don’t skimp on the reading love – start young and repeat often; there’s so much to share together!
Try books like Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, and move on from there. You can read your way through the years, and have the perfect gift of shared memories that you won’t lose.
Bedtime Stories Are the Best
“Spend time reading stories together, whether you are in the same house or thousands of miles away. . . Reading a story is beneficial to their minds and your parent/child relationship; it’s a simple act that they will always remember and something they’ll probably give to their own children.” Bobbi Klein, at Lifehack
Enjoy your day, Dad, and keep the reading – and the love – flowing!
The communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join to present the sixth annual “On The Same Page” community-wide reading program. The program asks “What would happen if everyone read the same book at the same time?”
This year’s title is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
All the Light We Cannot See is an epic novel of historical fiction that takes place in the seaside enclave of Saint-Malo, France, during the final days of World War II. As noted on the Pulitzer website, the book is “An imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.” Continue reading On the Same Page 2016
What Tweens Read When They’re Feeling Down
What do kids read when they are feeling sad? They read all sorts of
stories- sad, intense, heroic. Check out why kids read what they read when they are sad – you could help your tween pick a book for their sad mood.
Here are just a few suggestions that we have in the library:
Read the article, and all the interesting suggestions by kids.
Thanks to our friends at Brightly for all their good work!
You belong – @ your library! June is GLBTQ Book Month
Celebrate with the Rainbow List: GLBTQ Books for Kids & Teens
The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, written for kids and teens through age 18.
Check out the list of notable books for 2014 – 2015, and find a book that speaks to you. Thanks to our friends at American Library Association for their support with GLBTQ book lists!
You belong – @ your library!