Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We are ALL about BOOKS! by Carol Bender, Rockport Public Library

Mother Goose Statue
The welcoming smile of my librarian
The anticipation in my heart
All those books — another world — just waiting
At my fingertips.
Nikki Giovanni, My First Memory (Of Librarians)

The only thing better than reading a really good book is sharing it! This is what the Rockport Public Library Children’s Room is all about: reading and sharing books.
Sure, we have a nice room for kids and families to hang out in, and there are lots of fun things to do. You can color, play a game with friends, work on a puzzle, use the computers, read the StoryWalk in the Library Garden or cozy up in the big chair. During school and summer vacations there are special programs: Club Lego, Family Movie Night and so much more!

New Graphic Novels!
But the thing that makes our Library truly special is the books. Not just lots of books that sit on the shelves and look nice, but books that kids get excited about and want to read and talk about and share with their friends. We are ALL about BOOKS! The Children’s Room collection provides materials for our youngest patrons through elementary school. We pride ourselves on helping you find what you’re looking for; if we don’t have it, we can get it for you! So stop by the Children’s Room and see what’s new. Talk to us about your favorite book and maybe, together we can find you a few more. There is a wonderful world of books out there and the Rockport Library Children’s Room is a great place to start your reading journey.
Club Lego

StoryWalk in the Library Garden

About Carol Bender: I received my MLS from Simmons in 2007 after working for many years in university administration and banking. When I started library school I knew I loved public libraries and books but didn’t have a clear path until I took my first Children’s Services course and then started working part-time in Sawyer Free Library’s Children’s Room. I’ve never looked back from working with children and families and sharing my love of reading. A few recent favorite books are: Some Writer! : the story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet (it made me want to read / reread everything E.B. White ever wrote + it has beautiful illustrations), The Best Man by Richard Peck, and The Wild Robot by Peter Brown…but there are lots more!

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