Library News

November/December 2018 Library News

The leaves may finally be 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 Saving Wonder by Mary Knight and starting to get ready for the Elementary students annual on-line chats with the Ohio Library for the Blind Librarians on Fridays, December 14th and December 21st.

  Our older elementary students will be listening to A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote and our younger elementary students will be listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss for their holiday book chats this year.

A Christmas Memory is an autobiographical short story in which seven year old Truman and his sixtyish cousin, who is intellectually disabled, share in getting around the neighborhood to gather the ingredients for making Christmas fruitcakes.  This chat will take place on December 14th.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a holiday classic, where the Grinch, a bad tempered grouch who hates Christmas and the Whos in Whoville, decides to steal the Whos Christmas because he hates the noise of the celebration. This chat will take place on December 21st

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,

Janell A. Brown
Ohio State School f/t Blind Librarian
614-468-8857
jbrown@ossb.oh.gov