By Amy Man
Whether you love the hotter months or not, they are coming to an end for the year of 2018. Science says that the changing of the seasons is inevitable. Some people delight in the thought, while others start plotting how to bypass their coming seasonal depression.
Here in Children’s Services at the Warsaw Community Public Library, we can help you and your young charges with welcoming the season and brightening everyone’s mood. We have books such as “Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons” by Margaret Wise Brown of “Goodnight Moon” and “Runaway Bunny” fame. This book of poems is complemented by a 12 song CD. The art in the book is provided by 12 celebrated illustrators, including Caldecott Award medalists.
We have volumes that present colorful and clever art projects. “The Outdoor Art Room: Art for Fall” by Rita Storey features family activities like a sparkly leaf garland, a pine cone lion, and apple print wrapping paper. “Fall” by Moira Butterfield contains scientific facts about autumn, as well as art projects and party ideas.
You can find in our aisles juvenile fiction books that celebrate the season. “The Adventures of Sophie Mouse: The Maple Festival” tells the story of how Sophie helps her mom sell treats at the festival, despite wanting to spend all of her time with her friends. “Come Fall” is a middle-grade book that tells the tale of three lonely kids, Puck, a mischievous fairy, and Bird, a large black crow. It mixes genres and is an interesting read.
Some of our books celebrate the spooky season of Halloween. “Finley Flowers: Super Spectacular” is a chapter book with modern illustrations. The story leads to a happy Halloween by its last pages.
Our department has plenty of holiday picture books for the younger crowd, with Halloween being our second biggest section. Christmas comes in first. We have many series that our small patrons already love, and many of those have fall and Halloween stories. Nancy Drew, Geronimo Stilton, and the Pee Wee Scouts are series that have books suitable for the season, although our young patrons don’t seem to care what season it is. Our holiday books go out all year.
Come visit us at 310 E. Main St. in Warsaw, or visit our website at warsawlibrary.org.