Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Book Review: " How Do You Tuck In a Superhero?"

The following is a book review submitted by librarian, Cindy Macon:

I recently came across an intriguing item on the new book shelf here at the library. The title alone is enough to get your attention, could you really pass up a book that asks How Do You Tuck In a Superhero?
Rachel Balducci’s 2010 book about the “delightful mysteries of raising boys” covers a wide range of meaningful events that, as the mother of boys myself, I definitely recognize. She talks about everything from the reaction to warehouse clubs ( “. . . my son was almost moved to tears”), the variety of items found in boys’ pockets (in a section titled “Objects of Affection”), brotherly love and the “Essentials of a Boy’s Life” (where she states that Legos are “The only toy you’ll ever need”).
Time and again she comes to the point that with boys “what you see is what you get” and that it’s a good thing because in the next thought you wonder how can they grow up so fast? Enjoy them while they are young, present and as wonderful as only they can be and, while you’re at it, enjoy this delightful book that helps you keep it all in perspective!   

Cindy B. Macon (12/2010)                                                                                                                

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Happenings at the Library

This holiday season the Hlatom City Public Library has three wonderful events for families.

Friday, December 10, beginning at 6:30 pm, we will be showing the feature film,"The Polar Express". This is an after-hours program and will be contained in the meeting room located in the foyer. The main part of the library will be closed and unavailable to the public.

Thursday, December 16, at 6:00 pm, we wll be hosting our annual Holiday Bedtime Story hour. Attendees will be treated to a puppet show, holiday stories, refreshments and a visit with Santa. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas.

If you would like the opportunity to have your child's picture taken with Santa, wearing their holiday finest, the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library will have their studio set up Friday December 10, from 10:00am to 12:30 pm and Saturday Decemebr 11, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is fundraising partnership between The Friends and Walgreens, located at the corner of Denton Hwy and Broadway Ave. The price for the photos are $3.00 for a picture or $5.00 for a greeting card. The photos will be taken at the library, but parents must pick up the print at Walgreens.

For more information about these events, come by the library and pick up a flier or call: 817-222-7786 for more information.

Great Holiday Books for Kids

The children will soon be at home for the holidays. What a perfect time to snuggle up together sharing warm cookies, fresh from the oven, mugs of steaming hot cocoa and great holiday stories. Some of my most favorite children's picture books are listed below. Come to the library and browse through the array of books we have on display. Check out several titles and share the gift of reading with your children.

Miss Allison's Holiday Favorites:

I'll be Home For Christmas by Holly Hobbie
Little Miss Spider: A Christmas Wish  by David Kirk
Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner by Tomie de Paola
The Christmas We Moved to the Barn by Alexandra Day
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
Not Enough Beds by Lisa Bullard
Southern Love For Christmas by Robert Bernardini
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Santa Cows by Cooper Eden
The Dog who Saved Santa by True Kelley
The First Starry Night by Joan Shaddox Isom
The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie de Paola
Christams Bears by Chris Conover
The Last Chimney of Christams Eve by Linda Oatman High


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