October is finally here, which means that it’s the perfect time to curl up with some candy corn in one hand and a Halloween-themed book in the other. We have recently acquired several new scary and not-so-scary eBooks for children, and we invite you to browse through these spooky stories.
Here are some spook-tacular new Halloween-themed eBooks you can access through Overdrive.
“Boo” by Leslie Patricelli
“Kooky Halloween Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone” by Lindo Bozzo
I absolutely love this time of year when we dust off our hoodies and the enchanting smell of pumpkin spiced lattes permeates the air. Fall is a beautiful time of change, and one thing we should consider changing up is our repertoire of rhymes. Rhyming is essential to early literacy skills, and it’s fun to practice new rhymes with children as one season transitions into another. Here are some delightful fall rhymes to get you started.
The Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree (hold hands above head)
Two little apples smiled at me (make fists with both hands and turn them back and forth)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake a tree)
Down came the apples (lower hand to the ground and wiggle fingers)
Mmmmmmmm! They were good! (rub your tummy)
I’m a Little Pumpkin
I’m a little pumpkin orange and bright
You’ll see me out on a chilly fall night
Carve me a face and add a light
I’ll glow and glow throughout the night Continue reading
Many patrons small and tall enjoy our story times. We have story times for different age groups, and we try to keep our story times on a fairly regular schedule (only occasionally interrupting for a special program such as a visiting performer or annual Summer Reading-themed programs or wrap-up). All three branches have their own story times divided by age.
Columbia just made some small changes to its regular line-up to give flexibility to parents with babies. In addition to having Baby, Oh, Baby on Mondays at 10:30, parents can now bring their little ones to Thursday Baby, Oh, Baby at 9:30. See below for the regular schedule, and click this flyer to see all the specific Columbia story times for September through November. Continue reading
Your friendly Spider-man Librarian
Thanks to all our patrons for making this summer such a memorable one. “Every Hero Has a Story” has been one of our more popular Summer Reading themes, and kids, parents and employees showed their enthusiasm at all our branches.
Below are some favorite memories from this summer. What are your favorite moments?
Summer is heating up, and unfortunately for us, mid-Missouri is about a thousand miles away from the nearest sunny ocean beach. But the library is here to help! Check out these books about the ocean and all the creatures that inhabit it.
“Under the Ocean” by Anouck Boisrobert is a beautiful pop-up book that takes a look at life above and below the surface of the ocean. As readers open the book, the delicate and detailed pop-ups open out and divide the pages between what’s above the surface – boats, fishermen and icebergs – and what’s below – schools of fish, coral reefs and scuba divers. Continue reading