This Thursday we're loving spring and reading books about seeds. What are your favorite springtime picture books?
“If you don't see the book you want on the shelves, write it.” ― Beverly Cleary, April 12, 1916-March 25, 2021Today, we're highlighting some favorites from writer Beverly Cleary--in icon in children's literature, who believed that children should be able to connect with stories and see themselves in books.
It’s yoga Tuesday and we’re doing “Imagination Yoga.” This short kid-friendly practice encourages participants to imagine they are different animals while engaging in yoga poses.
It's Friday and we're excited about first lines. We love books that grab us from the first sentence, putting us the middle of a scene and compelling us to read on. Do you have any favorite first lines? What do you look for when you pick-up a book? #YAFriday #firstlines #staycurious #readon [Read More]
Text only version below PDF view. FilmReviews Mar16 Text only version below. The Room (2003) [99m] * D: Tommy Wiseau. C: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Phillip Haldiman, Carolyn Minnott, Robyn Paris, Mike Holmes, Kyle Vogt, Greg Ellery. A bizarre (putting it mildly) banker uncovers the infidelity of his true love which initiates a … [Read More]
We love our community! Thanks to Winneshiek County Farm Bureau for this awesome donation of agricultural books. We love that they reached out to us about our needs, communicated what they'd love to contribute, and worked with us to buy books that fit well with our collection. Big gratitude to Winneshiek County Farm Bureau for their … [Read More]
Happy spring! This week we’re doing Equinox yoga with Mikah to celebrate SPRING! This short joyful practice is designed for kids but can also be enjoyed by grown-ups of all ability levels.
It's #findit Tuesday and we're celebrating National Deaf History Month. National Deaf History Month, which began on March 13th and runs through April 15th, is a celebration of contributions of the hard-of-hearing and the Deaf community to American society. To celebrate, we're sharing suggestions for books which center American Sign Language and/or deaf protagonists. … [Read More]
Do you love Percy Jackson? Have you heard of "Rick Riordan Presents"? It's a small branch of Disney-Hyperion Publishing that publishes four books a year selected by editor Stephanie Lurie and writer Rick Riordan to appeal to readers who love Rick Riordan's books.In Riordan's words: "Our goal is to publish great middle grade authors from … [Read More]
Lately we’re feeling energized by the warm weather and the longer days–ready to create, craft, experiment, and explore. How about you? We have a lot of books on display in our building but if you’re more comfortable with curbside and love a DIY project here are some titles that might be fun to check-out (all … [Read More]