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Children Program
February is almost here so I am posting a new list of Dial-A-Story to listen to when you are stuck at home on cold winter days.

Dial-A-Story is a short folk story that your child can listen to on your phone. Just dial 660-827-7838, put the phone on speaker and enjoy the story. Story changes each Monday unless the library is closed for a holiday.

Feb 4-10 "The Fox & the Rooster"
Feb 11-18 "George Washington & the Colt"
Feb 19-24 "George Washington & the Cherry Tree"
Feb 25 - March 3 "The Donkey & the Lions Skin"
Kindergarten - 3rd graders are invited to join Mrs. Amy in the Childrens Department from 5:15-6:00 PM on Mondays to enjoy listening to stories and doing a craft/activity. We will not meet on the last Monday of each month because the 4th-6th grade STEM program meets that day.

February 4 - Chinese New Year
January 11 - Mystery Valentine
4th - 6th graders are invited to join Mrs. Amy in the Queen City Room on the second floor of the Library on the last Monday of each month for hand-on science based programs. Program starts at 5:15 PM and is usually over by 6:00 PM.

No preregistration is needed and a library card is not required.

February 25, 2019 the program will be: Brush + Motor = ?
TODDLER TIME for 2-3 year olds meets at 9:30 AM on Thursdays. You and your child/children are invited to join Mrs. Amy in the Childrens Department as we learn songs, read a couple of books & do a simple craft together.

Program runs approximately 30-45 minutes. Please check the calendar for our schedule. No preregistration or library card is required for this program.

All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

January 31 - At the Zoo
February 7 - Hiccups
February 14 - Valentine Kisses
February 21 - Pants
February 28 - Animal Sounds
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME for 3-5 year olds meets at 9:30 AM on Fridays in the Childrens department in the basement of the library. Enjoy story times with your child/children and learn some new songs, listen to stories, and either make a craft or doing an activity together. Program lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. No preregistration or library card is required to participate in the programs.

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

February 1 - Groundhogs Day
February 8 - Where is the dog?
February 15 - Valentines Hug
February 22 - ABC or 123
March 1 - Crazy Hair

The Winter Reading Program for preschool-12th grade has been extended to February 26, 2019! All logs and BINGO cards must be turned in before the library closes at 6:00 PM.

One Grand Prize ticket will be drawn on February 27, 2019 and the winner will receive a Family Game Pack. Winner will be called.

Whats New
Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide for the Worlds Most Adventurous Kid - Dylan Thuras & Rosemary Mosco
Visit 47 countries and learn about 100 extraordinary places you can visit. Volcanoes, rope bridges, caves of massive crystals and a gingerbread museum are just a few of the fascinating places talked about in this book. (J 910.4 THU)
Chicken Talk - Patricia MacLachlan
The chickens have learned how to write and are leaving messages all over the farm. (E F Mac)
Dragon Pearl - Yoon Ha Lee
13-year-old Min comes from a long line of fox spirits. But, to keep her family safe, Mins mother insists that none of them use any fox magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.

Min feels hemmed in by the household rules, chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She is counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name. (J F Lee)
Friendship War - Andrew Clements
Grace and Elli have been best friends since 2nd grade. Ellie is always in the center of everything, and Grace is her sidekick. But in 6th grade, Grace starts a new fad, button collecting, that puts her in the spotlight. Could it be the end of their friendship? (J F Cle)
Hip-Hop Lollipop - Susan Montanari
Follow a girl as she moves, swings, and grooves her way through her bedtime routine. (E F Mon)
Kitten & the Night Watchman - John Sullivan
Written by the night watchman who adopted the kitten, this is an adorable story about a construction site and the kitten who was living in it. (E F Sul)
Medal of Honor: Jack Montgomery - Michael Spradlin
Jack C. Montgomery was a Cherokee from Oklahoma and a first lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds. On February 22, 1944, near Padiglione, Italy, Montgomerys rifle platoon was under fire by three echelons of enemy forces when he single-handedly attacked all three positions, neutralizing numerous German machine-gunners and taking dozens of prisoners in the process. (J 910.54 Spr)
Princess Hair - Sharee Miller
Princesses have all different kinds of hair! (E F Mil)
The Faithful Spy - John Hendrix
Adolf Hitlers Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church, Bonhoeffer becomes a fugitive. Bonhoeffer decides that Hitler must be stopped by any means possible.

This book is a combination of graphic novel and history book. (J 230 Hen)
Tiger vs. Nightmare - Emily Tetri
A little boys tiger protects him from nightmares every night. But what will the boy do when the nightmare scares the tiger? (E F Tet)
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