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From the Children’s Room — November 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month. Galesburg Public Library is celebrating by featuring displays of books in both the adult section and here in the Children’s Room. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite children’s books by Indigenous authors and illustrators, including a brand new collection of spooky stories.

We’ve got lots more to recommend, so be sure to ask a librarian for suggestions! Did you know that you can also access our dozens of genre lists online? Just head over to our Readers Advisory page! There you can find our “Native Stories by Native Writers” and “Native American Voices, Native American Lives” lists, among many others…

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From the Children’s Room — October 2021

We’re well into Spooky Season here at the Children’s Room! The leaves are changing color and Halloween books are on display. You can also find books that have crawled up from the depths of the Bottom Shelves, as well as a display of books on Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other cryptozoological creatures.

On October 28, kids of all ages, along with their caretakers, are invited to join us for our Make a Monster! program. You’ll get to craft your own fabulous mixed-up monster, and learn about the science and history behind some famous “real-life” monsters, like these:

Frankenstein’s Monster…

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From the Children’s Room — September 2021

From September 1-30, visitors to Galesburg Public Library may visit the Eila Hiler Room (otherwise known as “the storytime room”) to experience Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature. This traveling panel art exhibit, the first major museum exhibition of its kind, takes visitors through a chronological journey of Black history, displaying illustrations from over 90 children’s books that are centered on everything from slavery to the Civil Rights era to modern life.

The Miami University Art Museum curated the original exhibit in 2018. Thanks to a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in Cleveland, OH, the Miami University Art Museum offers this traveling version to share with schools, public libraries and other educational institutions.

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From the Children’s Room — August 2021

Summer is winding down and the start of the school year is just over the horizon! Here in the Children’s Room, we’ve got plenty of books for your little ones who are either going back to school or getting ready for their first time. Stop by the Children’s Room, give us a call, or email and we can get you set up with books to address common worries and anxieties!

Bigfoot has some big problems. It’s hard to find back to school clothes. And shoes. And getting a haircut takes forever. He starts…

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From the Children’s Room — July 2021

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… books! With the summer sun blazing down, nothing beats the heat like a sugary treat or a splash in a pool! Enjoy these ten tasty and refreshing reads to cool off! All titles are available for checkout at the library — give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!

Gorilla Loves Vanilla by Chae Strathie

In this humorous picture book, animals visit Sam’s Ice Cream Shop to be served up some tasty treats like blue cheese sundaes and squirmy wormy cones.

Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiryeh

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