Category - Fun at Home

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Children’s Library Corner: Introducing Dara Dokas, Local Author
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Children’s Library Corner: Spring Books for Kids
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Children’s Library Corner: The Lancelot Closes at Five

Children’s Library Corner: Introducing Dara Dokas, Local Author

One day at the library while my children were combing through the books and toys, I was searching for some Bring-Home material. I came upon this book: Muriel’s Red Sweater, by Dara Dokas.

I am one of those people who do judge a book by its cover. I thought it was adorable so I added it to my stack to borrow. When we got home, my boys and I cuddled up together to read all the books we had just gotten (this is typical library day behavior in our house). When we read it, we found Muriel’s Red Sweater to be as delightful as I thought it would be. Muriel is a duck who puts on her red sweater and then goes about town inviting her friends to her birthday party. When she gets back home, she has a surprise waiting for her. We read and reread Muriel’s story often and brought it back to the library a little bit saddened to return it. 

It wasn’t long after that I learned the author of Muriel’s Red Sweater, Dara Dokas, lived in our own backyard. (Not literally. Our neighbor in our backyard is our city manager) Time went on and I happened upon an event where I was privileged to meet Dara. In fact, we raced each other out of The Loft Literary Center building. I think it’s safe to say that the author of one of my children’s beloved stories is as amusing as her book is! Read More

Children’s Library Corner: Spring Books for Kids

annwahlstromFamily Fun Twin Cities’ Local Children’s Librarian, Ann, is back to bring a bit of hope during this season with spring books.

We may be just days away from the official start to spring, but it sure doesn’t feel like it here in Minnesota!

I was at a local home improvement store the other day and sat in the garden section for longer than I’d like to admit, taking in the lovely scents of fertilizer and weed killer, and thinking thoughts of warmer weather. (She really was there–enjoying those odors. Ann is not exaggerating the truth at all). We’ll get there eventually (we have to, right?!), but until the piles of snow are gone and we see some yellow bits of grass peeking out, here are some great books to read to your kids about Spring!

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Children’s Library Corner: The Lancelot Closes at Five

Ruhama’s back with another great book for us to share with our families! – Lancelot Closes at Five

Seeing good books languish on the library shelves makes me sad, so I’ve come up with a few pairings to get you to try some of these ‘older’ titles, triggering your memory with something that’s considered a classic. Today’s offering is:

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