Library Open Coffee Mornings
When: Wednesday 15th February and Thursday 16th February
From 8am until 9.30am
Unfortunately we have decided to temporarily discontinue with our Baby & Toddler Playgroup. We will let you know if this changes in the future.
In the meantime, our library is always open, every day from 7am, so please feel free to pop in with your little one at any time. The space has comfortable seating, which is perfect for reading to your child.
Books of the Week
Early Years (age 3-6): That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
By: Sean Taylor
When a hippopotamus comes round to your housedon't be worried or scared by his size, just hug him and open the door really widebecause. that's what makes a hippopotamus come inside!What do you do when a hippopotamus comes to visit? Play splashy-sploshy games, of course, to make him happy. Share silly toys in a big warm bath, to make him laugh. Give him a great big crunchy salad-treat, as that's what a hippo likes to eat. And when he's ready to go home, do a little dance and say goodbye in style - because that's what makes a hippopotamus smile! And now that you're his new best friend he'll be sure to want to come round again - maybe not on his own next time!
Primary Fiction (age 10+): The Lions of Little Rock
By: Kristine Levine
As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.
Primary Non-Fiction: The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination
By: Daniel Lipkowitz
Discover new and creative building ideas, tips, and tricks for your LEGO® bricks with this #1 New York Times bestseller.
Divided into six themed chapters—transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes—each section contains basic templates of key models to inspire you to create your own. Hints and tips from Master Builders can help you turn your classic car into a race car or add a bridge to your castle. Don't be concerned if you haven't got all the bricks you need: this book also shows how to simplify details, making this a user-friendly guide for any building ability.
High School Fiction: Hell's Children: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
By: John L. Monk
The world has gone to hell and it isn’t coming back.
It happened in a year: starvation, gangs of kids with guns, and every adult in the world dead from the Sickness. Houses are now mausoleums. Civilization lies in the hands of children who’ve never had to feed themselves or survive a winter without gas or electricity. Most will die. Others — a bare few — will tread a different path.
Fourteen-year-old Jack Ferris is a survivor — because his parents raised him that way. Leveraging qualities rare for his age, he must lead his desperate companions to a secret refuge. Too late, he learns that safety is a mirage, and that the high price of hope is paid in blood.