Thursday, September 29, 2011
Books and Boys
I recently saw a young boy sitting in the corner of the library intently studying the contents of a book. It was a snapshot in time that will stay with me forever. The little fellow was sitting calmly, intently absorbing what he saw on the pages. His interest wasn’t fleeting…he spent a long time perusing the pages, fascinated by what he saw.
Sno-Isle’s bookshelves are filled with materials. Preschool boys may like "Library Mouse" by Daniel Kirk, "Freight Train" by Donald Crews, or "Where’s Walrus?" by Stephen Savage. School age children may get laughs from Farley Mowat’s books, “The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be” and “Owls in the Family”. Our libraries have board books for babies, easy books, and readers. We have easy non-fiction books and educational DVDs to help children learn about the world around them. Music CDs, audiobooks and DVDs are available for your child’s entertainment.
If you happen to be a grandparent who is still scared of computers, accompany your preschool grandchild to the library and observe the child using the preschool computer. A child approaches the computer with confidence believing it to be just another task to learn and master. While making the decision to give computers a try, grandparents should remember “if your preschool grandchild didn’t break it, you won’t either”. Our libraries even offer computer classes for beginners and advanced in a non-stressful environment with much encouragement and no tests!
So bring your babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school aged children, teens, friends, husband, wife, mother, father, grandma, or grandpa and come to the library to experience our programs and find library materials. Sno-Isle libraries provide a rich experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon!