In Children's Department, Reviews on January 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Think of the country of Sudan and terrible images of famine and war over the past decades are present. How does a parent or teacher explain such difficult things to a child?
Newbery winning author Linda Sue Park uses the childhood of Salva Dut, one of the “lost boys of Sudan” to weave a tale based on his actual experiences. By alternating chapters between the early years of conflict in Sudan and present day struggles that involve something as basic as clean water, the author demonstrates the difficulties that have affected thousands of Sudanese throughout the last several years.
In our nation of plentiful resources, “A Long Walk to Water” provides a well written, dramatic example of problems in third world countries on a level that is easy for a young person to understand. With only 120 pages it is packed with emotion.
In Children's Department on October 8, 2011 at 11:45 am
The Children’s Department of the Berne Public Library is offering several events for the public this month.
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that encourages parents, grandparents & older siblings to read books to preschool children. Incentives of book bags, stickers, & books are given to each child as they continue to the goal of 1000 books. Books do not need to be from the library, & favorite stories can be recorded multiple times.
- The Semi-Annual Children’s Book Sale is currently being held in the Children’s Department. Hundreds of gently used easy & junior books are on sale. Shop early for the best selection.
- Halloween Fun at the Library is on Trick or Treat night, Thursday, October 27. Families are encouraged to visit the library from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and stay whatever amount of time fits into their family’s Halloween plans. The Adult, Heritage, & Children’s Departments will each have treats for the children, & the Children’s Department will have games, crafts & stories.
Everyone is invited to participate in these programs. For more information, call 589-2809.
In Children's Department, Events on August 9, 2011 at 10:57 am
Be sure to stop by the library at 6:30 on Thursday, August 11 to meet Ronald McDonald!
In Children's Department, Events on April 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Come join us at the library on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm in the Children’s Department for stories, games, and decorating eggs!
We hope to see you there!