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  • Nature Display

     

    Examine the rings in a tree trunk section, touch a rock, or take a look at our beaver stick and wonder at the tooth power involved.

    The current display in the Children’s Room at Main Library celebrates nature. Autumn is the perfect time of year to get outside and learn about trees. Stop in and check out a book or explore one of the helpful databases from The Ohio Web Library. What Tree Is It?  helps you identify trees, step by step, by leaf, fruit, or name. What’s That Snake? and What’s the Point? are also offered.

    Ohio Web Library is freely available to all Ohio residents. You can find a link to the site on Shaker Library’s web site under Research.

    In 2017 Ranger Rick magazine, published by the National Wildlife Federation,  celebrated 50 years of inspiring children and families to care about wildlife and the outdoors.

    The library carries the print magazine or you can view issues online through Flipster, part of Shaker’s eLibrary.

    In the words of e.e. cummings, the world is “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful!”

    Explore, learn, enjoy.

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  • National Book Award: Who do you think will win?

    The National Book Foundation named finalists for the 2017 National Book Award in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. The awards will be announced November 15th, but in the meantime you can find the titles for young people’s literature in the children’s or teen sections at the Shaker Library.

     

    What Girls are Made Of

    by Elana K. Arnold

    Other Books by the Author:

    Far from the Tree

    by Robin Benway

    Other Books by the Author:

    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

    by Erika L. Sánchez

    Also by the Author:

    Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

    by Rita Williams-Garcia

    Other Books by the Author:

    American Street

    by Ibi Zoboi

     


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  • Just the Facts, Please

    Hot off the presses: a bumper crop of new nonfiction!

    Animals

     

    Biographies

     

    Cookbooks & Food
       

     

    Space

     

    Sports
     
       
       
       

     


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  • Books to Share for Autumn

    Autumn has arrived! Here are some fall-tastic books to share with little ones over the next few months:

     PICTURE BOOKS
     NON-FICTION

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  • Building Community with Legos

    To an outsider, the scene may look chaotic. Kids gathering around bins of colorful Legos, choosing the pieces they need and excitedly adding to their creations. They move from one table to the next, searching for the perfect piece. Several children play with the Lego boat, discussing which pieces to add and where to fill their creative vision. Two girls work together to build a large house, attaching base plates to make an even larger one. Around the room, participants are discussing, sharing resources, lending ideas, and getting to know one another.

    When I host the Lego free play program at the library, I am often amazed to see kids who may have met one another just a few minutes prior sharing ideas and problem solving issues that arise over the construction of a project. These cooperative skills will serve kids beyond the program room at the library, in school, at home, and eventually in their careers. Similarly, parents sit down and strike up a conversation as their kids play, furthering our community building.

    There is a universal appeal to Legos, and one of my favorite things about them as a toy is that there is an unlimited play value. Legos encourage kids to use their imaginations, to improvise, to share, and to cooperate. They are also excellent for practicing fine motor skills. While amassing a large collection of Legos may be cost-prohibitive for some families, the library’s collection is available to all participants and is one example of the value public libraries provide to their communities.


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