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Diwali Programs

Don’t forget to sign up for tomorrow’s Diwali programs!
Register at the links below:

Let’s Bake, Diwali Style:
Diwali Rangoli Craft Along:

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Trick-or-Treat Trail

Halloween at the library is going to look a little different this year (thanks 2020…) Instead of the Little Goblins Fair, we will be hosting the Trick-or-Treat Trail.

This event will take place on Saturday, October 31st from 2:00-4:00pm in the parking lot of the library. Masks will be required for all people.

Wondering what this event actually is? Basically, you will be joining us for some safe and socially distanced trick or treating! Your kids will trick or treat through various themed tents staffed by costumed librarians as well as other community organizations.

We hope to see you and your adorable costumed munchkins there!

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READS: Remote Education Assistance Drop-Off, Supervised

Has this whole unexpected remote learning thing been stressing you and your kids out? Are you all starting to go a bit stir crazy? Don’t feel alone, the Rodgers Memorial Library Children’s Room is here to help! We have recently started a new program called READS (Remote Education Assistance Drop-Off, Supervised).

What this means is that you can now sign your child up for a two hour block to work remotely from the library. There will be adult supervision at all times. Parents do not stay with the kids. This is a chance for you to have a break and for your kids to have a change of scenery in a safe environment!

Kids should come prepared with their own equipment (laptops, headphones, pencils, paper etc.). The library will have bottled water, juice boxes and some individual snacks for kids. Masks will be required, and bathroom facilities will be made available.

Registration is required. Ages 8 and up. 

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Horatio Recommends

Since you can never have too many hedgehog picture books, Horatio has helped us curate a list of all our most adorable ones. They are just waiting for you to check them out!

See a book that strikes your fancy? Click on the titles below to place a hold on it:

Spike & Ike Take a Hike
Twinkle Twinkle, Little Hedgehog
Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story
Hedgehog’s Secret
Hedgehog, Pig and the Sweet Little Friend
Hedgie’s Surprise
Hedgie Blasts Off
What Happened to Marion’s Book?
One Snowy Rescue
One Noisy Night
One Rainy Day

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Book Review: Nicola Traveling Around the Demons’ World

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I don’t know if you know this, but finding kid-friendly manga is extremely difficult. That’s why I was so excited when I discovered Nicola Traveling Around the Demon’s World by Asaya Miyanaga. For those who don’t know, manga are Japanese comic books typically read from right to left. Manga is similar to movies in that it follows a strict rating system. Most manga is rated Teens (13+), Older Teens (16+) or Mature (18+) so finding a manga series with an All Ages rating is akin to finding the holy grail. 

Nicola follows the story of a young witch who travels the demons’ world with her friend Simon. With Nicola, every day on the road is a new adventure and opportunity to make new friends! I know, demons’ world? Sounds scary for kids, right? Well don’t worry, it’s really not, I promise you. Almost every creature Nicola comes across ends up being kind and she usually winds up befriending them or helping them overcome some difficulty. This book has important messages such as not to stereotype, how we can help each other, and the importance of empathy and kindness. I would highly recommend this adorable manga series for any graphic novel fan, but especially for those readers who enjoyed The Girl from the Other Side, the Witch Boy Trilogy, The Okay Witch, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Amulet.