In September, we’re joining the celebration of a statewide program called Michigan Reads! Patrons can find information at the Circulation Desk and the Youth Librarian’s desk in our Kids Corner detailing scheduled book readings and other special activities.
We’re focusing on a children’s book about a free-spirited sheep, Woolbur, who defiantly dying his wool blue and runs with dogs.
Check in at the Kids Corner service desk as we get into September for information regarding our tradition of offering fun, engaging programming in our Community Room for kids that coincides with the annual DIY Street Fair (Saturday, September 14th).
The Library of Michigan 2013 Michigan Reads! book is Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Lee Harper.
The Library of Michigan celebrates it’s 9th year of MICHIGAN READS, a literacy-propping program recognizing the role libraries serve in providing children and their families with quality books and the important foundation libraries provide in literacy development and children’s future reading and success in school.
The idea: “One Book, One Community” – The Library of Michigan aims to underline the powerful influence of sharing reading with children, from birth, through infancy, toddlers into preschoolers, thus edifying the literacy skills of children and preparing them for grade school and beyond.
For more information: www.michigan.gov/michiganreads
The 2013 Michigan Reads! book is Woolbur written Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Lee Harper (Harper Collins Publishers, 2008). When Woolbur, a creative, young sheep, is asked to do things, he finds original ways to accomplish everyday tasks and shares his ideas with others.
Meanwhile, during the weekend-OF-the DIY STREET FAIR (Saturday Sept 14)
But, for now… FYI (Monday)
The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for
Have a safe and happy holiday!