October

Enjoy interactive stories on the library lawn. 
We will feature two stories per week that are available from 9 am to dusk.
 
Each page of the story will be action packed and engaging.
LIBRARY PROGRAMS
October 7, 11 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Register to read with a librarian. Each child will receive their own 20 minute appointment to read one on one via Zoom. A great way to build confidence and increase fluency.
Sign up each week for a slot, families with multiple readers sign up each reader individually.
October 8, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual baby lapsit program. Engage your baby with rhymes and songs in this interactive baby bounce.
Luckily it is recorded, so you can watch it again and again!
Saturday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.

Pumpkins, cuddly monsters, and fun with Miss Lauri and Miss Patty.
Join us for some outside fun. We will dance, sing, and read fall and Halloween stories on the library lawn.
Masks and social distancing will be required for everyone over the age of 2 for the safety and enjoyment of all.
Bring blankets for sitting and remember no public bathroom use in library at this time.
October 12, 10:00 a.m.

Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. We will meet via Zoom. To participate, registration is required. After you register, before the class you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom session.
Monday, October 12, 4:00 p.m.

Mark Anderson joins us once again for a total creative bonanza! Kids will draw tons of crazy, unbelievable monsters. Weird blobby monsters! Scary pointy monsters! Funny hat-wearing monsters! And, of course, participants will get to share their creations with everyone! Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the program the morning of the event.
For ages 5-12
READING RECOMMENDATIONS
by T.J. Klune

Submitted by Norma H.
Such a beautiful and enchanting story, you can’t help but to fall in love with all the characters in spite of their peculiarities. It’s magical and it’s a feel good book in times of uncertainty.
by Rachel Wilkerson Miller

Submitted by Kelly F.
This handbook on friendship is practical, helpful, and enjoyable to read. Find out why “being there” for yourself is so important. Do’s, Don’ts, and scripts for tough conversations will help preserve friendships through troubles like illness and circumstances like drifting apart. There are also great suggestions for ways to show up for friends when things are going well. This is recommended reading for anyone who wishes to be a better person and friend.
by Allison Britz

Submitted by Emily D.
At times incredibly difficult to read if you are someone prone to overthinking, this was an enlightening story from a young woman looking back at the start of her OCD.

After having a nightmare that she was suffering from brain cancer, Allison Britz's life took an immediate turn and she found herself bargaining with an unknown monster in her head for the supposed health of safety of herself and her family.
She quickly lost touch with herself and sacrificed nearly everything in her life before finally getting put in touch with a psychologist who could help her tame the voice in her head.

A worthwhile read even for those who have never struggled with mental health.

2020-2021 Lincoln Award Nominee
by Lisa Moore Ramee

Submitted by Julianne M.
Something to Say is about gaining confidence and having the courage to say the right thing. Jenae is 11 years old and doesn’t have any friends and that is how she likes it. She prefers being invisible. She thinks it is a superpower just like her favorite hero Astrid Dane. Then a new student shows up in class. His name is Aubrey, he has bright dyed hair and is very vocal. The opposite of what Jenae is. They do share a love of Astrid Jane. When the two are assigned to team up together in a debate, will Jenae be able to get over her fear of public speaking and being loud? Or will she risk a new friendship by skipping the assignment? Jenae will have to learn to find her voice, if she doesn’t she might lose more than a new friend. This is a great read for people that enjoy Jason Reynolds, and Lisa Moore Remee’s first book A Good Kind of Trouble. There is wonderful side story about family weaved throughout the book and it would tug on anyone’s heart strings.

Recommended for 4th grade and up
by William Meyer

Submitted by Lauri C.
Having a busy day? Feeling a little stressed? Sometimes we all just need to take a "big breath." This is a simple guided meditation book for kids of all ages.
Relax and enjoy!
by Aaron Blabey

Submitted by Patty G.
Laugh out loud bedtime stories are the best! This is a hilarious story of what piranhas will and will not eat. It might even get your picky eater to devour fruits and veggies.
LIBRARY UPDATE
NEW: Library Virtual Zoom Meeting Space for Your Organization
 
We are now able to share the library’s Zoom account for your not-for-profit organization to use as a virtual meeting space. Do you belong to a homeowner’s association or a community organization like the Woman’s Club or Rotary? Do you participate in a sports league or scouting troop? 
Contact the library to arrange time to meet in our virtual meeting space! 
All of the details can be found our website.
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