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315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN  47371 
(260) 726-7890 or fax (260) 726-7317
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December 2012 KIDSHEET

 

I heard a bird sing    
In the dark of December              
A magical thing               
And sweet to remember       
'We are nearer to Spring            
Than we were in September,'               
I heard a bird sing           I
n the dark of December.

-   Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

 

Thank goodness some of the birds stay around during the long winter, so we can hear their sweet songs! Learn more about birds by checking out these books. Then take a look around and see which of our feathered friends are still around in your yard and neighborhood!

Non-fiction (J598 area)

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing the Birds by Jim Arnosky

Amazing Birds by Alexandra Parsons

Backyard Bird Watching for Kids: How to Attract, Feed, and Provide Homes for Birds by George H. Harrison

Bird (Eyewitness) by David Burnie

Birds : A Guide to Familiar American Birds by Herbert Zim

DK Guide to Birds by Ben Morgan

DK Explorers: Bird by Jill Bailey

 

Early Books (E)

Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
An escaped housecat encounters twelve birds in the back yard but fails to catch any of them and has to eat feathers for lunch.

Counting is for the Birds by Frank Mazzola
As a cat patiently waits, birds from one to twenty land at a feeder. Includes information about the various species and the seeds they eat.

Our Yard is Full of Birds by Anne Rockwell
Describes the variety of birds visiting a yard, from the phoebe and wren to the crows and blue jays.

 


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Holiday Open House

We know you like making things for the holidays. We know you enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. We know you like holiday items. We know you like to decorate cut-out sugar cookies. And this time of the year, we know your parents like FREE!

When the holiday blues--and the lack of that green stuff (money!)--starts getting your family down, come to the library and take away a lot more than you came with!

Make-it take-it crafts will be available for children of all ages--little ones will need help, and older ones might, so plan to make it a family affair!

There will be sugar cookies to decorate and eat while you’re here, as well as hot chocolate with marshmallows in a special mug you can take home with you (children only, please)!

There will be lots of holiday books and movies on display that you can check out to get in the holiday spirit!

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 15

10 am until noon Community Room


 

 

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Story Time

Mondays with Miss Linda at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays with Miss Mary at 11:15 a.m.

Join us
3rd (Monday)
& 4th (Tuesday)
10th (Monday) & 11th (Tuesday)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver who stays with them during the entire Story Time.
No registration is necessary.  Just come!

 

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Mother Goose & Me

A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. 

See her December 6 & 13

 

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LEGO CLUB

Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Children of all ages are welcome to participate.  Those under 7 years of age should be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years of age. 

Legos will be available, though can also bring your own project to work on.  Idea books will be available as well.

 

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