By Amy Mann
As summer comes to a close, it’s time to get back into old routines or to start new ones. Bedtimes may be a little easier than in the previous few months, lunches may need to be made, and cloths and supplies will need to be ready to go.
The Warsaw Community Public Library has books to help young ones get ready for the rigors of the school day. How about books on brushing teeth? The library has board books for the smallest patrons. “Brush, Brush, Brush” by Alicia Padron is a colorful volume containing rhyming text about learning the “whys and hows” of brushing teeth.
If you need ideas for kids’ lunches, come in and see the library’s juvenile cookbook collection. “Paula Deen’s Cookbook for the Lunchbox Set” is one of the many resources available at the library.
Having trouble getting youngsters to go to bed at a decent hour? Get some help from “Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!,” which is a picture book written by Todd Tartly and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco. Read about how a young boy tries to get three rambunctious little robots to settle down and drift off to dreamland.
What can you look forward to at the library as school begins? The ever-popular Lego Hunt will be back now that the summer reading program has ended. Look for the laminated Lego figures hidden around the children’s services department, and each child will win a small prize for finishing the hunt, as well as having a chance to win a Lego figure at the end of the month.
Story times will continue on Mondays for the library’s youngest patrons. Miss Stephanie loves her baby class. Mondays with Teddy will meet at 9:30 a.m. for infants and their caregivers. The Twos class will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning on Sept. 10 and will go through the first week of December. The Threes through Fives will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and will continue on Wednesdays through the first week of December as well.
For more information, visit the library’s website at warsawlibrary.org or stop in at 310 E. Main St., Warsaw.