Monday, March 2, 2015

Read Across America Day

Today, March 2, we celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday, and Read Across America Day! We celebrate reading every day here at the library (that's kind of our "thing"), but we hope you'll take some time out to read today in honor of a great author!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Read This! Adults

75 Easy Projects to Transform Your Current Space into Your Dream Place - for $50 or less
by Shaunna West

Make a laundry hamper or a headboard or some wall art for less than fifty bucks - that's the promise of this book and it certainly delivers. There's a bit of a shabby chic/country living look to the projects, the sets and the results, so modern design lovers and those who like very traditional or colonial looks won't find a lot here.
Each project comes with a cost, a list of things you need (even specific brands) and a numerated list of steps which have very clear instructions. Also included are full color photographs, some close-ups of each project, and some tips about techniques and places to shop.Though no project is life-changing, some might be a great way to change up your decor as a weekend project.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Read This! Picture Books

By Amy Schwartz

This rhyming book lists and illustrates 100 things that makes the author happy. Cupcakes, starry nights, toys, hula hoops, squirrels and camping trips are just a few of the happy things! Readers will say "Me, too!" or "That's not one of my favorites!" and may want to make their own illustrated happiness lists!
This is a great read together book for families and friends! The illustrations are bright and scattered and many kids will enjoy this book!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Read This! Easy Readers

Written by Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Arthur Howard

This is the first meeting of Mr. Putter and Tabby. Mr. Putter is pretty lonely and he adopts Tabby, an older cat, from a shelter. They get on famously and have a wonderful life together. That's it - a simple story of two friends.
Rylant, known for the Henry and Mudge series too, scores awesome points with animal lovers in this story. This is a quiet story for beginner readers. There are between five and thirty five words per page and many words from the first chapter are repeated in the last chapter (there are three chapters).

Monday, February 16, 2015