I thought I was an animal lover before I met Ann and her pets, past and present, through her wonderful book. As a child, Ann wanted more and more pets and now that she's a grown up she can have them. I would love to spend one day in Anne's basement where she keeps dozens of animals. Here is the best part about Ann, she lives right here in our state in Washington, CT. It makes me happy to know there is someone like Ann living close to me, an animal lover doing good for creatures great and small. There were some animal stories that made me laugh out and others I could relate to the sadness of a lost pet. Happy holidays and be sure to remember all your fuzzy, finny, feathery and scaly friends during this season of giving. Read this book, you will love it!
I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. It has been a wonderful 4 months getting to know you and your children. Now that I have spent some time at the Pomfret Public Library, I have been able to assess and make some improvements for the children of our community. Preschool / Kindergarten In January I will have new story hour sign up sheets for our story time programs. We will continue to have Preschool / Kindergarten story time on Tuesdays at 10:00am and 1:00pm. These story hours have a focused age group of 3 – 6 years of age with a limit of 10 children. We focus on the enjoyment of reading through picture books and poetry. The children are encouraged through open ended question to discuss what we are reading. There will always be hands on activities through art or book props which relate to our stories in order to engross the children through sensory and visual cognitive needs. We have a great time and the children are proud and encouraged to share their own personal experiences as they relate to our themed story hours. Toddler Our Toddler story time will see a few changes in the New Year. Toddler story time will remain on Thursdays mornings. Parents and children may start to gather from 10:00-10:30am. Promptly at 10:30 our story time will begin. This story time has a focused age group of 18 months to 2 yearswith a limit of 10children. We will read simple books and explore their concepts through book props, puppets and crafts. Parents will be asked to sit on the floor with their toddler in order to help them participate in the wonderful discovery of books. I expect a toddlers’ attention span to be age appropriate but will always try to keep them involved through redirection with the help of parents. New story time sign up sheets will be available in January. Please remember we are open to the public during story times. Families need to be respectful of other patrons. The children’s room will need to be restored to order for patron use following our story time. Don’t forget, the best way to raise a reader is to be a reader! Here’s to a great new year of books!
The Desperate Dog Writes Again By Eileen Christelow
Emma is a happy dog who lives with a cat and her owner George. Emma's life gets very tense when George has a visitor named Loretta. Who is this person holding hands and hugging George. Is she trying to kidnap him or carry George away? What's worse is Loretta has a dog named Hankie who comes to visit with Loretta. Emma heads to the library to use the computer to ask advice from a doggy advice columnist. While Emma is trying to sort through advice given by the cat and the advice columnist, she realizes someone else is having the same anxieties. Read this fun book to find out who. This picture book is written in a graphic style but is a delightful read. As humans we always forget how much we mean to our pets and this story is a wonderful reminder.
We had a wonderful time on December 2 during our 'Native American Experience'. Aaron brought many traditional Native American artifacts for the children to explore. We really learned a lot and even some myths were dispelled. The children enjoyed the challenging Native American crafts. Their perseverance and creativity paid off when they got to share their wonderful creations with their parents. Thanks for attending another great program at the library!