Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our Library by Eve Bunting

Family Literacy celebrations at all branches of the library take place on Tues. Jan. 26 at 7:00. Children, parents, & grandparents – all are welcome to come to the library in their pajamas, listen to bedtime stories read by guest readers, and have a bedtime snack.

One of my favourite children’s books from the past year has been Our Library by Eve Bunting. This is a beautifully illustrated story that gets at the heart of what reading and libraries mean to families. The animal children in the story are afraid of losing their library and take it upon themselves to fundraise and move the library (literally). But first they must convince grumpy old beaver that his land would be a perfect location, and when he learns that this will be a place where he can go and read to his grandson his mind is made up.

This book is sentimental, somewhat nostalgic, inspiring, and absolutely perfect for sharing.

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