Monthly Archives: May 2013

Book Review: The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein From Miss Jennie at Ontario Most people have either read or have at least heard of  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  If you haven’t ever read it (or if it has been a … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight — Scott Nash

Summer is almost here and we are really excited about our annual Summer Library Program! This month’s spotlight features Collaborative Summer Library Program illustrator Scott Nash. Mr. Nash has illustrated many books for kids, including Beach Day, The Cat in … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Mother’s Day Crafts

The month of May gives us many things to be thankful for, especially mothers and beautiful spring flowers.  Here at the library, we’ve combined the two and have created a Mother’s Day flower magnet that any mother will love! Miss … 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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Ready for Children’s Book Week?

We don’t really need an official day or week or month to celebrate books, because around here, we LOVE books!  This week is Children’s Book Week, so we’ve come up with some great ideas for you and your family to … 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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Get Caught Reading in May

With the school year winding down and the weather warming up, we’ve got lots of reasons to love the month of May.  A great reason, though, to celebrate this month is that it’s Get Caught Reading Month!  This could be … Continue reading

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