October 4, 2016
Remember back in June when we hosted a book sale to raise funds for Plymouth Library? So many donated books to the sale and purchased books that now the Library has many new books! I want to tell you about some of them.
I always try to figure out what types of books people want to read. Just when I think I have it figured out, things change. When I started working as your librarian ten years ago, most books that were checked out were children's books. Then more adult books started being checked out. Now, there seems to be a new crop of preschoolers and young readers. I recently met with Toddler - Preschool Sunday School teachers and they encouraged me to get some shiny new books for that age group, and books they could grow into.
One of my favorites isVery Little Red Riding Hood, by Teresa Heapy. Yep, it’s another fairy tale re-telling. This time, very little Red Riding Hood disarms the Big Bad Wolf when she calls him “Foxie” and gives him a big hug. Of course, Grandma is uncertain about his intentions.
Read-aloud books for children 4-8 include re-telling of The Beauty and the Beast and the original The Princess Who Had No Kingdom, both by Ursula Jones and illustrated by Sarah Gibb. Your little princess will love the delightful stories and beautifully detailed pictures.
Elementary-age kids are always fascinated with dinosaurs. We purchased two books by Matteo Bacchin that combine stories written in comic book form with lots of facts. Find them in the children’s non-fiction section, call number 560. An old favorite of mine is the classic Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint by Edward Ardizzone. See how illustrations expand on the text.
Adult books have evolved in popularity at Plymouth Library. For a while, many people read history and biographies. In case you're still out there, check out the fascinating book President Kennedy Has Been Shot.Journalists from all over the country were present in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Here, they give an almost minute-by-minute report of what they experienced. The accompanying CD, narrated by Dan Rather, features Kennedy talking to the Chamber of Commerce, Lady Bird Johnson remembers events of the day, the first news broadcasts of the shooting and more.
Look for these new books in the Plymouth Library and on the library table during Sunday Hospitality. –Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian