Picture Book of the Week
Every week the children's librarian picks out a book she thinks is special. This week's book is "Alfie," written and illustrated by Thyra Heder
Nia gets a pet turtle for her sixth birthday and names him Alfie. She's very excited at first, but loses interest when he doesn't do much. Then one day he disappears. We switch to Alfie's perspective as he breaks out of his cage and searches for the perfect present for Nia's seventh birthday. But will he make it on time?
The two different perspectives in this book are what make it so special. When we see it from Nia's perspective, we see a pet that isn't very interesting. But when we see it from Alfie's perspective, the readers sees how much he loves Nia and how important her attention is to him. There is also a surprise ending that you'll only notice if you look at the pictures closely.
Best for ages 5-7.
Wednesday, April 12th
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children in grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some brick building fun. Each month we will focus on a different challenge that will be displayed in the children's room the following week. Sponsored through donations and the Lego Group.
This month's challenge is: Build your own playground
Register on our online calendar or call the library. Limited seating. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to event.
2021 Kids Reading Challenge
Available in the children's room
Complete all the challenges for the month and win a book! Forms are available in the children's room during open hours. We'll have a new challenge form every month.
For ages 4-12
When you've completed all the challenges and checked them off, bring your sheet to the children's room to get your free book.
If you need help finding books for each challenge, just call us or ask the children's librarian.
The challenges for December are:
A book set during winter
A book by one of your favorite authors, that you haven't read yet.
A book with polar bears or penguins in it
A book that was made into a movie
Available on request
Looking for children's books, but not sure what to get? You can now request a book bundle and pick it up at the library. Each bundle has five picture books selected by our children's librarian based on theme. You can call us with a request.
Fantasy * Mysteries * Sports * Pirates * Monsters * Tall Tales * Humor * Western * History * Science Fiction * Bears * Dinosaurs * Camping * Food * and more!