5/2/2013 – Free books for 4-year-olds during Week of the Young Child

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“Duck on a Bike”
is a humorous book perfect for reading aloud to your child.  It’s about a duck who decides to try riding a
bike – and loves it.

Come by the Sisson Library from May 6 – 20 or attend any
program and pick up this free book for your four-year-old youngster.  Better yet, bring your four-year-old to pick
up his or her own book and see the opportunities for fun and learning that are
available free at the library almost any day of the week.

Kristine MacNeill, youth services librarian, will host a
special “Fabulous Fours” program for four-year-olds and their families.  There are two dates to choose from to meet
your busy schedules — Wednesday, May 8 from 10 – 11 a.m. or Thursday, May 9
from 6 – 7 p.m.  All four-year-olds
attending will receive a free book.

          To
ensure school readiness, it is critical that four-year-olds have frequent and
routine access to books and that they be read to consistently.  The vocabulary level of preschoolers is predictive
of their third grade reading proficiency. 
For low-income families, access to quality books and early literary
efforts are doubly important, as research shows these youngsters have few to no
books in their homes and are exposed
to 30 million fewer words before the age of four than their higher-income
peers.  This giveaway programs aims to
close this vocabulary gap by getting a book into the home of every
four-year-old in Colorado
and fostering a culture of reading. 

 

Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays are back

            Our new Adult
Services Librarian Meg Wempe has started up the Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays
sessions – 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Join her for one-on-one informal help on your
computer or tablet issues.  These
sessions have been a huge hit with our patrons.

 

Spanish classes are underway

            Roberta
Strickland’s high popular Spanish classes are back by popular demand.  Join her every Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for three more
weeks.  The classes are free but
registration required.

 

Biographies and memoirs

            “High-spirited
Women of the West” by Anne Seagraves profiles 10 courageous women who helped
shape history. “Last Stand” by Todd Wilkinson documents Ted Turner’s quest to
save a troubled planet.  In “Out of Order” by Sandra Day O’Connor,
the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, tells of the history and
evolution of the highest court in the land.  

 

Books on CD

 “Six Years” by Harlan Coben is a suspense
story about a man whose memories of his first love don’t appear to match reality.  “Strong, Hot Winds” by Iris Johansen is a
steamy love story set in a desert kingdom. 
“Family Pictures” by Jane Green is the story of two women whose lives
intersect when a shocking secret is revealed. 
“Bad Blood” is the latest in the series featuring Kate Shygak.  “Raising Cubby” by John Elder Robison is a
memoir about a father and son dealing with Asperger’s syndrome. 

 

Large print

            “The Corpse of St.
James’s” by Jeanne M. Dams is the latest in the Dorothy Martin mystery
series.  “The Storyteller” by Jodi
Picoult is the story of a woman who learns of an old man’s background and must
make some difficult decisions.  “The Last
Refuge” by Marcia Talley os the latest in the Hannah Ives mystery series.  “Fuse” by Julianna Baggott is the second book
in the author’s post-apocalypse trilogy.

                       

Mysteries and thrillers

            “The Utopia
Experiment” by Kyle Mills is the latest in the Covert-One clandestine group
thriller series.  “Out of the Black Land”
by Kerry Greenwood is a mystery set in Egypt during the Eighteenth
Dynasty.

                         

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Carolyn Beach, Dana Dellmore and Codie Wilson.

 

Quotable Quote

            “A good solution applied with
vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied 10 minutes later.” – General
George Patton (1885-1945), U.S. Army, most famous for his leadership in the
European Theater in World War II.

             

Website          

For more
information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books from
the comfort of your home – please visit our website at
http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.               

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