Frosty Footprints…

The peaceful blanket of snow covering the brown, barren backyards and far-reaching fields has provided a blank canvas for our furry or feathered friends searching for food & shelter. Have you found a trail or followed footsteps this winter? Did you make your own set of frosty footprints? Or have you found or created a message sketched in the snow?

Even though we were bombarded for a few weeks with snow and cold, I have enjoyed the wonders of winter this year. I especially like discovering footprints in the snow, whether they belong to humans or animals. Where are they going? Did they come from a nearby den? Are they searching for food? Or just exploring like me?

Take a walk while we still have a cover of snow and see what you see! Look for clues about who made the frosty footprints you find or imagine where they might lead. Here are just a few of the books we have in the library that could assist you in your quest:

Even though these are picture books, these suggestions offer insight into the workings of winter:

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (E KEA)
  • Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (E MES)
  • Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka (E MAT)
  • Little Fox in the Snow by Jonathan London (E LON)
  • Who’s Been Here? A Tale in Tracks by Fran Hodgkins (E HOD)
  • In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George (E GEO)
  • Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee (E YEE)

There are also many resources in non-fiction, so let us help you find what you’d like. The snow may be starting to melt, but any time there is a fresh dusting, a new adventure awaits!

Stay safe, stop in, and savor the scenery…spring is on the way!

Now don’t even get me started on icicles….

We “Heart” History!

It’s February, and most thoughts go to hearts, love, and Valentine’s Day. We have plenty of those books for you, so why not pick up a few books about history as well? Stop in to browse our Black History Month display. There are some really great books to “know the past, shape the future”.

Miss Jen has put together a large array of biographies, picture & chapter books, and non-fiction books for you to learn more about Black History Month, and a handy bibliography sheet.

Many of these resources are available online too in Libby, Overdrive, & Axis 360:

and in our newest addition of online resources, hoopla! Sign up with your library card for access to even more good stuff, including movies! There is a tutorial to help explain things for you on the webpage:

Here at the library, we “heart” books, we “heart” history, and we “heart” seeing you back in the building.

Bundle up and visit us soon!