Category Archives: Nonfiction

Give the Gift of Reading!

It’s December! Time for family get-togethers, good food, cookies, decorations, and everything else that makes the holiday season special–including shopping! Before you head out to scout the malls and department stores for gift ideas, check out our Give the Gift … Continue reading

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Celebrate Computer Learning Month

The month of October is set aside by the Computer Learning Foundation as Computer Learning Month! The Foundation uses this month to promote the importance of technology knowledge among children and to help educate teachers, parents, and community members on … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren From Miss Melanie at Main This book caught my eye and just happened to be a subject about which I knew nothing.  I was fascinated by the stories each orphan train rider … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World’s Greatest Elephant

The World’s Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer From Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch This is one of my favorite non-fiction books.  It is a touching story, beautifully illustrated, of a boy and an elephant and an amazing friendship that lasted … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Five Senses

When it comes to early literacy and learning, we think of colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and… our five senses!  Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling all help young ones learn about the world around them.  And it makes a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courage Has No Color

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone From Miss Caroline at Main Set against the backdrop of the early to mid-1940s, this is the true story of a group of black servicemen … Continue reading

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Book Review: My First Day

My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page From Miss Deborah at Main What did you do on the day you were born?  You probably just slept, cried, and drank some milk.  My First Day shows what animals can … Continue reading

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February is Black History Month

Happy February! Groundhog Day has come and gone, and hopefully winter will soon make way for spring.  One of our favorite times of the year is the month of February when we celebrate Black History Month at the library.  We … Continue reading

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It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Take a moment today and reflect on one of the greatest Americans this country has ever known.  A man of humility and quiet dignity, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on because of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bottle Houses

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey by Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker From Miss Melia at Main Have you ever heard of a bottle village? While it could represent many things, the bottle village in Bottle Houses: The Creative World … Continue reading

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