Library News

November/December 2017 Library News

The leaves are finally coming down from the trees and the frost nipping our toes this November, but the leaves of book pages sure are turning in the library!!  Book Club is finishing the Ray Bradbury class The Halloween Tree and starting to get ready for the Elementary students annual on-line chat with the Ohio Library for the Blind Librarians on Friday, December 8th.

Our older elementary students will be listening to Candlelight for Rebecca by Jacqueline Dember Greene and our younger elementary students will be listening to Elijah’s Angel by Michael J. Rosen for their holiday book chats this year.

Candlelight for Rebecca is the story of a young Jewish girl who worries about taking home the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insists that every student make. But her grandmother praises Rebecca’s handiwork, and Rebecca finds just the right person in her apartment building to give the Christmas decoration to.

Elijah’s Angel is the story of nine-year-old Michael, who spends long hours at the barbershop of Elijah Pierce, an elderly black man who is Christian and is a woodcarver. When Elijah give Michael an angel on a day in Chanukah that is also Christmas Eve, Michael worries that it is a “graven image”-until his father assures him that it is a symbol of friendship, which is universal.

 

Meanwhile in the everyday scheme of the library, we have been reading about Animals’ Migratory and Hibernation habits, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving. As December is just around the corner, we will read about first snow of the season, Hanukkah and Christmas these next few weeks.   If you want to read some of the holiday classics at home, you had best move quickly to borrow them from your public library, or contact the Ohio Library for the Blind…these fly off the shelves quickly this time of the year!

If you are planning to travel over the holidays, remember to take books, or books on tape or CD in the car.  This can help time to pass in an entertaining way for the entire family, and can help to make happy memories of time spent together. If you would like to contact me for any suggestions, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me-my contact information is below.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season, filled with happiness!



Sincerely,
Mrs. Janell A. Brown
OSSB Librarian
Phone: 614-468-8857
Email: jbrown@ossb.oh.gov