March 5 post

I’m just back from the Rochester Knitters annual retreat at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Wareham. It was a lovely weekend, and so great to be around such creative, fun women. Don’t forget that we have our creative time on Friday afternoons, knitting, crocheting, whatever.

Also don’t forget about our contest(s). Name our Friends Book Sale shelf and win a tote bag and some free books. Also, once we hit 100 “likes” on Facebook, we’ll draw a name from them for a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Some people have already jumped on board; don’t be left behind!

Aoife Clancy will be presenting “Musik-n-Fun: A St. Paddy’s Day Celebration” on Saturday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 4-10. She came by a few weeks ago to demonstrate the program to the staff and had us all up dancing. It’s great fun, so be sure to register!

We were sad to read about the death of Jan Berenstain last week. The remaining half of the Berenstain Bears creators was continuing the series with the help of their sons when she passed away at age 88. HERE is the obituary from School Library Journal. The Berenstain sons will continue their parents’ legacy. Extra points if you can name the first book that featured the Bear family. Answer on Friday.

Lastly, if you have a new (or old) child in the family, and want to build a library for him/her, here is a valuable list created by NYPL’s Elizabeth Bird: A Top 50 List of the Best Books for Kids. She has included something for every age and taste.

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