Monthly Newsletter

November 2020 Children’s Department Newsletter

Dear Parents,

As we wind down to the end of this crazy year, I am thankful that it is almost over (J) but also thankful for a year full of learning and blessings. It has been a blessing to build relationships with parents and children here at the library and to see your children’s smiling faces (whether in person or on Zoom!) and I am so thankful! We still have two fun months left here at the library. You can find info on what’s new down below!

Thank you, thank you!

Molly Briggs

Youth Services Librarian

November Events

11/3 Virtual Story Time 12:00pm

11/10 Virtual Story Time 12:00pm

11/17 Virtual Story Time 12:00pm

11/19 Pizza and Pages 4:00pm

11/24 Virtual Story time 12:00pm

The library will be closed on the following dates: Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 26, 27, 28 for Thanksgiving.

Virtual Story Time

Designed for ages 2-5 but open to all. Featuring songs, stories, and activities. Story Time features crafts that accompany the story. These can be picked up at the library. Virtual Story Time meets on our private Facebook page: “Marion County Library Virtual Story Time” Request to join the group for Story Time Fun!

Pizza and Pages

A book talk program for ages 12-18 currently meeting on Zoom. Email mbriggs@marionlib1.org to get Zoom login info.

Ms. Molly’s Book Pics for November

Pre School

Baby Loves the Five Senses series by Ruth Spiro

These clever books give a colorful, fun, child-friendly introduction to the five senses. They are whimsical and bright, but also educational.

School Age

Athletes Who Made a Difference series by B.A. Hoena

These new biographies (written in a graphic novel style perfect for reluctant readers) provide a great introduction to some of history’s most famous athletes. Our library currently has books on Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens.

Middle Grade

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

A beautifully illustrated graphic novel that celebrates cooking and Taiwanese culture through the eyes of 12 year old CiCi.

Young Adult

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This book is reminiscent of 2019’s Knives Out film and features a high stakes treasure hunt, puzzles, and more. It was so exciting!

November At-Home Literacy Activities

Turkey Alphabet Matching Cards

https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/thanksgiving-alphabet-matching-activity-turkey-printable-cards/

This link has an awesome free letter matching printable. Print and cut these cards and use them to help familiarize your child with upper and lowercase letters!

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/pumpkin-pie-play-dough-diy/

Is there anything better than playdough?? This is a really easy recipe that you can make on your stovetop in just a few minutes. It smells delicious! Use it to practice letter shapes or encourage dramatic play.