Did anyone do a little dance when we got rain last Saturday? I know I did! It was also great to have some cooler temperatures for a couple of days.
Tuesday was the last preschool story time for the summer. I will take a break during August and story time will begin again on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Be sure to stop by the library to check out books, magazines, puzzles, and dvds to take home and enjoy.
It won't be long and school will be starting. The Cherokee Public Library will have a table with materials and information during school registration at the Middle School on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7. I will be there during the noon hour to answer any questions parents might have about getting a library card, internet permission slips and children and adult programs offered by the library.
Don't forget to stop by our library table to pick up a bookmark, newsletter, and pamphlets about the library.
I'd like to invite everyone to stop by the library and take a look at the pictures in the "Dream Big . . . READ" scrapbook. Then spend a little more time looking through the past summer reading program scrapbooks. They can be found on the fourth shelf of the parent's section in the children's department.
While you're at the library be sure to check out the new books in the children, juvenile, and young adult sections. Here are a few books that were a hit this summer.
They say laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you. Don't Let the Pigeon
Drive the Bus! makes you laugh out loud. With only a few simple lines and a minimal amount of dialogue, Mo Willems has created a memorable character in this conniving pigeon that will do anything to drive a bus. Your child will love telling the pigeon "No" when he tries different ways to get the reader to give in and let him drive the bus. A great read aloud book. Check out the children's department for other good reads.
Some new series were added to our juvenile department. Dan Gutman's Weird School series has been a big hit this summer. They are a fun read for children, light-hearted and more than a bit silly. If you have a reluctant reader, they will gladly read the first one and have you requesting more by this author.
Another series that has been flying off the shelves in the Young Adult department is Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. These books are recommended for students in Grade 7 and up. This is a story about the United States of America in a not-too-distant future that has been weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, and has been replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Collins's characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing.
Don't forget to stop by the Cherokee Public Library Table at the Middle School and pick up materials and information about the library. See you there.