Recently, the Children's department was asked to compile a list of great books for babies for a local service group. Not toddlers or preschoolers, but great fit books for babies This got us thinking about all of the great reasons why we read to babies long before they are able to read with us or understand the plot of a book.
Did you know some of your favorite movies are actually based-off a book? The animated movie Coraline is based off the book with the same name by Neil Gaiman. The out of this world adventure of Home is based off the book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Often times the movie will be different from the book. The next time you visit the library we would love to hear if you liked the book or the movie more.
The Cindy Barden Teachers' Resource Center opened last May in the Children's Room. The center was made possible through an endowment set up by her family through the Fond du Lac Area Foundation to remember Barden, who passed away in 2014.
Searching for last-minute gifts? The Children's staff at the library have some easy suggestions to help! All of these items are also owned by the library, so come in and scope them out first if you like. You could even save yourself a few bucks and simply check it out to share with your family throughout the year.