We hardly dare to say it but SPRING HAS SPRUNG! It’s that glorious time of year to get rid of the old and get on with the new. In your cleaning frenzy, you may stumble across books, movies, or music that you might like to donate to us. Got donations? COME TO US. We are gearing up for the big sale that will be happening on May 17th from 8am-3pm. Up until May 15th we are requesting that you bring your oldies but goodies to us. We do have restrictions on some materials—namely we’d like your non-moldy fiction (not Reader’s Digest condensed books), non-fiction (not textbooks or encyclopedias), and playable DVDs or music CDs. We no longer accept cassettes or VHS.
Last minute registrations are being taken for our special bimonthly visit from Imajine That Museum on Thursday, April 24, at 10:30am. Miss Sarah from the museum is visiting and will hold an ART class for ages 3-6. The limit is ten children maximum. This month’s theme is ‘Puppet Show’ where you will design your very own paper puppet to make a puppet show at home. Please give us a call or sign up online. We do allow age two if they are very ready for crafts and attentive to book and teacher listening.
Tweens and teens have time to come get a book for their respective book discussions in May. Tweens (grades 5-8) will be meeting on Wednesday, May 7, at 6:30pm to discuss ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio and contemplate the life of August Pullman. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Are you ‘wonder’ing what happens? Please get your copy at the front desk.
Teens (grades 9-12) will be meeting on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30pm to discuss ‘You’ by Charles Benoit. ‘You're surprised at all the blood. Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Think fast. Time's running out. . .’ Time is running out, teens! Run and pick up a copy of this book at the main desk.