Saturday, December 20, 2014


 The Christmas lights are up in our cozy Children's Library.  Come in and find a nice holiday book!

We have several books about St. Nicholas, learn about his history, his good deeds and how he became tied to the Christmas holiday.


 There are two wonderful books about candy canes- a staple of Christmas decorating and eating!

And of course the Nutcracker...

Soft pastel pictures decorate this version of e.e. cummings poem "Little Tree"- a sweet homage to picking out and decorating the Christmas tree.
 After enjoying our Christmas pageant last week, pick up some of the beautiful Nativity storybooks.

Or see how countries around the world celebrate this season.

Have a very blessed and joy filled Christmas!!

Monday, November 24, 2014


Soon Thanksgiving will be here and to help you prepare, the Children's Library has a plethora of seasonal books!   How about a recipe book like Slumps, Grunts and Snickerdoodles, full of interesting historical facts and recipes from Colonial America?  There are several books of prayers and graces, perfect to recite at the dinner table.  Or learn about the Pilgrims and what led them to leave their home in England and come to a new land.  The kids might also like to read about the story of Squanto in Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and what a blessing he was to the English settlers.  And Give Thanks to the Lord by Karma Wilson is a wonderful read-aloud psalm of thanks.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Stop by the Children's Library this week to see some creative pumpkins decorated by the ladies of the Montgomery County Corrections Facility as part of the Brush with the Law art program for prisoners.   While you're there, check out a Halloween book or two- there are plenty of neat ones to choose from!  Some are spooky stories, some tell the history of Halloween traditions and some are filled with great artwork.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Summer Reading!

Our Sunday School Summer Reading program is at an end.  Congratulations to all our fantastic summer readers!  The kids read over 21 books and filled out book recommendation cards with drawings which are now on display in the Children's Library.  Check them out!  You may just find a new book to enjoy. 

All of the participants will receive a special treat bag and Hannah Yum was our top reader with 8 books and will get a gift card to Barnes and Noble.  Way to go, Hannah!

A sampling of some new additions to the library.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ambler Story Stop

Exciting things are afoot in our children's library this summer!

Every Wednesday we will be hosting a story time for kids of all ages.  It will start with some books being read aloud, then a craft, some refreshments and time to play with your friends on the playground.  This is the perfect activity for families looking for something to occupy their little ones during the summer months.  And also a great way to meet new friends!

The Ambler Story Stop will be every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am until August 27th.  Weekly themes include, Gardens, Dinosaurs, Seashore, Pets, and Friendship.  Come join us!

Father's Day

Some fun books for Father's Day reading....

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Compassion Sunday

In honor of Compassion Sunday, a collection of international/mission themed books were pulled out.  The children's library has some fine world atlases appropriate for young readers.  Along with simple rhyming books about different languages and children around the world, there were also some books published by Unisef, Heifer International and WEC.  These books are wonderful introductions to different cultures, the children who live in other countries and the ways in which we as Christians can pray for and support them.  A terrific addition to this theme was a book donated by the Balonek family called The Golden Chariot, True Stories of God at Work by Kids from Around the World. Curious children could also read some inspirational biographies about the missionaries Eric Liddell, Henry Hudson and Amy Charmichael.

  The short and simple book What is Your Language follows a little boy around the world as he says "hello" in different languages.
 Children Just Like Me is a beautiful book made by Unicef that shows the lives of real children around the world.  Some live in poverty, some are well-to-do, some live in the countryside, some in the city, but all of them are proud to show off their family, and school, best friends, and even how they write their name.  It's definitely an eye-opening book for children to learn and appreciate other cultures and see the common ground all children share.
 In Everybody Cooks Rice a girl is off to find her  brother.  As she goes though her multi-cultural neighborhood, she discovers that everyone is making some sort of rice for dinner.  From the Caribbean to Asia, the neighbors share their stories and their recipes of this universal grain.