Spring Library Activities and Lesson PlansMarch 1, 2018
23 Children’s Books to Read for International Children’s Book DayMarch 14, 2018
Sunlight is lasting a little longer each day, the snow is melting, and trees are hoping to bud. Springtime is on its way (at last)! Oh, how we’ve missed it. Life seems a bit livelier when the weather is warm. Springtime is the perfect season to do some spring cleaning, final studying before the summer break, and of course, to get lost in a wonderful book!
Keep reading for our Springtime book suggestions for all ages!
Make spring cleaning a breeze with some tips from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.
This can be the perfect book for our librarians and media specialist, for sometimes our libraries can become a little messy after a long day of patron visitors.
This book could also be a great suggestion for older library patrons who enjoy non-fiction self-help books.
SAT and ACT season is here!
SATs/ ACTs are coming up. Most students will start preparing to take one of these tests in the summer before their Junior year. Help students brush up on those Qs & As with the Official SAT Study Guide 2018 Edition
complete with eight total practice tests. For ACT test takers, The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018
will be a helpful resource.
During this time you can create an event at your library to help students prep for their SAT or ACT. You can provide a study space, snacks, tutors, and books at your library to give students an opportunity to study in groups and prepare for their upcoming exam.
Reading for fun? Do I have a book for you…
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals (Juvenile Fiction, Ages 3-7)
More and more kids are becoming conscious about the environment and sustainability. This book teaches them how to start a compost pile using bouncy, rhythmic verses and colorful collage art. Who knew helping the planet could be so fun!
Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum (Children’s Picture Book, Ages 4-8)
A National Geographic Kids publication, this book features captivating photography that depicts bunnies, chicks, lambs and all the other baby animals that make their debut in spring.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Juvenile Fiction, Ages 7-12)
This timeless classic tells the story of orphaned Mary Lennox who has been sent to live with an uncle she’s never met. Upon arriving at his home, she finds herself lonely and disliking everything, until the maid entices her with stories of a walled-up garden hidden on the moor. Mary is now on a mission to find the secret garden and uncover all the secrets hiding in her uncle’s manor.
The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin (Fiction, Ages 14 & Up)
Sylvie and Gabe have been working with their headmaster, Dr. Keller, on his research of lucid dreaming for the last six years. When Keller received a commission from a university in the Midwest, Sylvie begins to doubt the ethics of the doctor’s work and finds herself questioning what is real, what isn’t, and who can be trusted.
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