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Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Yearlong Reading

Summer reading may be over, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop reading.  Make time for reading throughout the year.  Reading for just a few minutes a day reduces stress, and reading before bedtime is a great way to unwind before going to sleep. 

School? What school? Preschool Story Time:Tuesday @ 10:30

School Bus PictureTuesday, August 21 Ms. Andleeb will be reading some schoolish themed books and inviting you to make a craft with her after the stories are through.  If you haven’t joined us before make sure you pick up a ticket for Story Time at the information desk on the morning of.  This Story Time is geared for children 3- 6 years old. 

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Back to School Storytime: Tuesday, August 16th at 10:30

As summer draws to a close, please join us on August 16th at 10:30 am for a special back to school preschool storytime. Our craft for the week will be a "lacing shoe" for kids to decorate and to practice learning to tie their own shoes. We wil read stories which will hopefully ease the separation anxiety they may experience on the first day of school this fall. I look forward to seeing you all there .

Mysteries take a look at the Universities.

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library Mystery Book Club will take a look at our Universities through the eyes of murder, intrigue and mayhem.  Does your favorite book take place at a University?  Did Professor Plum get murdered after his lecture in the library?  Find a book that has a setting, theme or character from an University and bring it to our Mystery Book Club.  Present it to the group so we may expand our reading experiences.  Join the Mystery Book Club on September 15th at 2 pm.  We always have a good time talking about our favorite authors, books and of course food.  Help us decide which subject will be good for October.  See you on the 15th of September at 2 pm.

Back to School Fun!

Summer is almost over and many children will begin returning to school this month. Often, students have the first day jitters starting school, or experience stress when entering a new grade.  Below are a few books that you might enjoy reading as a family. Books have the ability to provide children insight, or they can even shed light on the funny side of life.  

  

Back To School

Now that the Summer of 2010 is almost over, it's time to get ready to go back to school.  A lot of you spent a huge considerable time with us at the library and we thank you for keeping us busy and makeing the library a fun place to be.  As you start to think about returning to school, don't forget that the library is here to help you fulfill your summer reading requirements.  After school starts, we are here to help you find books, order books from other branches, and for some you advanced students, help you do your research.  The library has 24 Hour WiFI access and is free and available on demand.  When we are closed, just get near our branch and pick up the signal.  We also have an excellent collection of online databases.  The datatabases are often times good tools to help with your academic research, brows, or just to look at.  Then again, we offer the human touch.  If you need help, just ask.  We are here for you!!

This Week in Twilight Tales: School Days

Many children started school this week with first-day jitters. So, during family storytime,  we read fun books about school days. One of my favorites, is The Three Silly Girls Grubb by John and Ann Hassett. The children adore this fractured fairytale, which is loosely based off of the classic Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Everyone was laughing themselves silly, and we had a wonderful time. Afterwards, children enjoyed making storyboards of the classic fairytale. 

Free Immunizations!

I just read in the local newspaper that there will be a mobile immunization van in the parking lot of Park Lake Elementary School on August 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.  All students in the Humble School District are eligible for free vaccines.  Make sure you bring their shot records and register before 1:45 pm!!!  Even if you think your kids are up to date, you might want to check, because Texas Legislature has now mandated new requirements for the coming school year.

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