The Children's Room
The Children's Room offers so much more than their terrific selection of books. It is also a bright, cheerful place to relax and read and spend time together.
This not Sophie and this is not Bernice! This is Devon holding a special visitor to Story Time. Like Sophie, Devon is taking wonderful care of the butternut “baby.”
Squashes come in various sizes, colors and shapes. Sophie found the perfect butternut squash. She loved that squash. She named it Bernice, wrapped it in a blanket and put it to bed at night. She adored that little squash and there would be no cooking Bernice. This children’s book, Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller,is a delightful story enjoyed by all ages at last week’s Story Time at the Wiscasset Public Library. Not to worry, it has a happy ending.
The week of Thanksgiving, Story Time featured a beautifully illustrated book, Over the River and Through the Wood. This poem became a familiar song to many children who perhaps now have grandchildren of their own. Unfortunately, many young parents and their children are not familiar with the song or poem. The Children’s Librarian says she is planning to share this book each year with the children.
The poem by Lydia Maria Child was originally published in her book, Flowers for Children, Volume 2. The poem was called “A New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day.” Child moved to Maine as a young child and grew up to be a teacher and writer. She often wrote about abolishing slavery, allowing women to vote and supporting the rights of Native Americans. The illustrations are done by Matt Tavares who also has a Maine connection, living in Ogunquit with his family. His wife is from Wiscasset and she and her Wiscasset family are featured in his illustrations for the book.
Story Time is on Wednesdays at 10:30. All are welcome.
StoryTime for Families in the Children's Room
Wednesdays - 10:30 am
Children who can sit and enjoy short picture books and rhymes will find this a special time for fun with parents and friends.
Hope you can join us!
revised December , 2013