Francis Branch had a great kick off to the storytime season with a special appearance from Clifford the Big Red Dog! Thank you to all of the moms, dads, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, and twins that came out to say hi! We even sang some songs!
Don’t worry if you missed Clifford today because he’ll be at the Main Library this Saturday for the Open Book Family Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your friends, your family, and most importantly, your camera!
Jennifer Holm, winner of 3 Newbery Medal Honors, is coming to South Bend! Jenni will talk to children, young people and families about her life as a writer and the ideas that lead to her characters and books. Jenni’s most … Continue reading →
A few years ago my daughter came home from preschool and informed me that she had taken a bath in a washing machine. I was outraged. Furious. Irate. Peeved. Not to go all Commodus on you, but it vexed me. … Continue reading →
Last night, Western Branch held a special story time in honor of a certain big red dog. To the delight of our neighborhood children and their families, Clifford himself made a guest appearance. As you can see, everyone loves Clifford! … Continue reading →
Today in Toddlertime, I played the song “Jump Up, Turn Around” for 2 & 3-year-olds who gleefully moved to the music. “Jump Up, Turn Around” is just one of many songs by Jim Gill that I use regularly to get … Continue reading →
Yay! This Saturday is our 10th Anniversary OPEN BOOK Celebration and we are looking forward to another exciting visit from Johnathan Rand as he presents The Write Angle workshop. Johnathan is a writer of several horror stories (or “chillers” if … Continue reading →
September is a great month—the weather’s cooler than brutal August, students return to school, and one of my favorite days, Open Book, takes place at the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) this Saturday, September 24. For those of you … Continue reading →
This is George. George is a good little monkey and always very curious. One day, George saw a group of children at his local library. George was curious. “George,” said his good friend, Storytime Grandma, “I am going to take … Continue reading →
I recently flipped through the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak as a refresher for the eagerly-anticipated movie adaptation. Surprisingly, the book is only 338 words, but, even so, the story effectively captures the strong emotions that children … Continue reading →
We are gathering information in an effort to gauge the interest in a book club web page to be featured on the SJCPL website. Please tell us the following information: – The name of your book club. – Five books … Continue reading →