Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Life of Jesus

Our Pre-school Sunday school class has been learning about the life of Jesus.  One bookshelf in the library is dedicated to Bible stories and you're sure to find some good ones about Jesus if you look.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter books

At my house we like nothing better than to curl up with a good stack of books to read on a cold and snowy Winter day.  How about you?


Or read about how some animals spend the winter, under and over the snow....

 The author/illustrator Jan Brett is always a good bet.  Often her books feature an adorable hedgehog...

We are quite partial to this silly Ukranian folktale about a boy's lost mitten and all the animals who try to move into it...

A vintage classic by Virginia Lee Burton...

This is another personal favorite- illustrated by the wonderful Erik Blegvad...

Such a lovely, lyrical story by Jane Yolan, perfect for snuggly nighttime reading....

Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy New Year!

Welcome in the New Year with some good books!

 "Happy New Year" by Emily Kelley shows some of the various traditions that cultures around the world have for celebrating a brand new year.  Some countries celebrate a new year in the spring or the fall.  In Sierra Leone and Iran families clean out their houses, in Japan people believe laughing on New Year's day will bring them good luck, and farmers in Belgium wish their animals a Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Did you know that there is a book in our Children's Library about the Interfaith Hospitality Network?  As our church hosts families this month, why not check out this book about a little girl and her mother receiving support and love and a home through the church.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Movie Night!

This new addition to the library is a cute movie filmed locally at Immaculata University in Malvern.  It's the true story of the girls' basketball team that went on to win a National Championship.  Sometimes it's hard to find a charming, uplifting, clean movie that the whole family can enjoy.  I think this one fits the bill.

DVDs can be checked out of the library just like the books.  Simply fill out the card in the back, leave it in the tin on the library desk, and replace it with a green date card.  We would like to add to our DVD selection so feel free to donate any movies your think the library could use (DVDs only, please no VHS tapes!).

Saturday, January 4, 2014



Christmas is over now, but I hope you got a chance to stop in the library and see all the wonderful Christmas books that were out. 

Our library has some beautifully illustrated vintage versions of the Christmas story....

(Here's one from 1958)

 (this version from 1931 illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham is one of my favorites!) well as some unique books that tell the story of St. Nicholas, the history of the candy cane and the Nutcracker....