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The Life of a Book

 Where the Wild Things Are , by Maurice Sendak, was one of my favorite books as a child. Not only did I love the story, but I found the illustrations to be magical. 

Libraries are not only a great place for the newest books, but they also provide an opportunity for us to experience and discover classics, such as this. 

In 1964, Where the Wild Things Are, won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. This award is named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott, and is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children. It is sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children a division of the American Library Association.

Pokémon Club this Thursday!

 Hello Pokémon fans! This is a friendly reminder that Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokemon Club.  This meeting will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards, and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Parents are not required to attend, and may visit the library during the program. 

When: Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 4pm

Get your name on the waiting list for the newest and greatest Pokémon book!

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Observed by numerous cultures throughout Asia, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival was on September 19th this year.  I was lucky enough to hear about this holiday from someone who was planning to celebrate, and I also had the opportunity to sample traditional Chinese moon cakes (pictured below).

Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Grace Lin    

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with moon cakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon.

Celebrate U.S. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

 

 

 

We the people
of the United States, in order to form a more
perfect union, establish justice, insure
domestic tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general
welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty
to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain
and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America...

 

Read the full Constitution of the United States of America (1787) by clicking here
Constitution Day   Molly Aloian

In 1787, a handful of Americans signed a historic document that helped organize a structured government for the United States and recognized the rights of its citizens. This national holiday celebrates the most important document in the history of the United States-its Constitution. Learn more about this crucial turning point in American history.

 

Betty Skelton a Women of Character

I just finished reading Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton Meghan McCarthy, and wanted to share it with you. This picture book biography has fun illustrations that children will enjoy, and it's well worth your time to check out.

Highligh Historial Fiction for Tweens

Tweens, have you read The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine? Did you enjoy it? If so, you might like might enjoy learning more on this topic.  There is also a link for teachers at the bottom of this post.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Valuable Tool For School Is Free!

School supplies come in all shapes and sizes, but the most valuable one is a library card. 

Do you know that,  there is not an age limit for obtaining a library card through Harris County Public Library system? 

The Know it Kids Card is  for any persons ages 17 years of age and younger. 

* When applying for a Kids Card, parents will need to sign a registration form for each individual.   

New Storytime Schedule Starting In September

 

Each week, the Atascocita Branch Library, provides seven age appropriate storytime programs for families in our community.  As many of you know, the toddler storytime sessions have become extremely popular, and this has been especially true for the morning toddler session. Therefore, starting in September, we are making a few small changes to our program schedule. We hope that these changes will be positive ones for the community, and we look forward to seeing more of our friends.

A Special Place for Children

We would like to recognize the students and teachers at, Humble Independent School District and Primrose School of Lake Houston,  for their ongoing contributions of artwork which is displayed in the Children’s Area. These creative works help build an environment that is welcoming for those who visit the library. It is partnerships such as this that make the Atascocita Branch Library a special place for families. Thank you!

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