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September 2014 KIDSHEET

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September 26th


Mmm, apple pie with a scoop of ice cream...apple dumplings covered with syrupy sweetness...warm apple cider spiced with a little bit of cinnamon...these are some of the apple treats of fall!

Thanks to Johnny Appleseed, we can enjoy these treats and more each fall. John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts. Chapman was an eccentric frontier nurseryman who established orchards throughout the American Midwest. He became the basis of the folk hero Johnny Appleseed, who has been the subject of countless stories, movies and works of art. Chapman died on March 18, 1845 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Check out these books about this legendary character. Then try your hand at making some apple treats. Or better yet, just bite in to a fresh, crisp apple this fall and say, “Mmmm!”



Early Books

Folks Call Me Appleseed by John by Andrew Glass (E)

Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg (E)

Johnny Appleseed: A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh (E)
(Also available on the DVD “I’m Dirty!...and more stories of adventure and science,” part of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures video series)

Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (ER)



The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki (JB)

Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz (E634)

Johnny Appleseed by Rosemary Benet (J811.54)

John Chapman--Legendary Johnny Appleseed by Karen Clemens Warrick (JB)

Johnny Appleseed, Story of a Legend by Will Moses (JB)


Movies (DVDc)

Melody Time (an animated Disney collection of stories, including  a 19-minute segment entitled “The Legend of Johnny Appleseed”)

I’m Dirty...and More Stories of Adventure and Science (Scholastic Storybook Treasure series)


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Come and see what we can do for you this school year!


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Held on the second Friday of most months, the After School Specials are for children in grades K - 5 only. Registration by a parent or caregiver is required and limited to 20 children.

Snacks are served, a book is shared, and a craft or two is completed, usually based on a theme or holiday.


The Specials are held from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Upcoming dates:

September 12th
October 10th
November 14th

Sign up each individual month, starting on the 1st.



Lego Club returns!

LEGO CLUB is held every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 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.

Lego bricks will be available for playing with while you are here. Projects will not be saved from week to week and cannot be taken home.


Lego brick donations are always accepted!



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Programs @ your library

Programming gets underway again as the fall season begins.  Be sure to check us out -- we have something for everyone!

Story Times!

Wednesdays with Miss Mary at 11:30 a.m.

September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

New this year:  meet in the Community Room

No advance registration required, just drop by. An adult must stay with each child. SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24



Mother Goose & Me Returns!

A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 

September 12th, 19th, 26th

Q.  How is Mother Goose different from Story Time?
A.  Story Time leaders read stories, share some rhymes, and usually provide a craft.  At Mother Goose & Me, the emphasis is more on music, rhymes and movement.



1 - Labor Day

6 - Read a Book Day

7 - Grandparents’ Day

8 - International Literacy Day

9 - Teddy Bear Day

11 - Patriot Day

13 - Anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner”

15 - Birthday of Tomie de Paola

16 - Mayflower Day

18 - International Peace Day

22 - Ice Cream Cone

22 - Elephant Appreciation Day

23 - Autumn Begins

26 - Birthday of Johnny Appleseed

26 - Good Neighbor Day


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