November is a month for gratitude, and we are grateful for the patrons of the Will Rogers Library. If you haven’t visited the library in a while, please drop by to see all of the new ways your library can be helpful to you. From the collections of books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs to full collections of E-books for all ages, plus digital magazines and streaming video, there’s truly something for everyone!
This month, our book reviews for young readers are The Memory Cupboard by Charlotte Herman and Gracias, The Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley. In The Memory Cupboard, young Katie is thrilled to be taking a train trip to see her family. Surrounded by aunts, uncles and her grandmother, Katie is enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner when she accidentally drops a special dish. Katie is very sad until her grandmother explains the meaning of gratitude for family rather than for things. This sweet holiday story can be found in the Early Reader section of the Will Rogers Library.
Gracias, The Thanksgiving Turkey is a story about Miguel who is surprised to be sent a live turkey from his father, who is a truck driver away on a trip. Miguel is supposed to fatten up the turkey, who he names Gracias, for Thanksgiving dinner, but finds that Gracias is a much better pet than a main dish! Will Gracias end up on the table or will Miguel have a new pet? This cute story can be found in the Early Reader section of the Will Rogers Library.
For chapter book readers, we suggest one of the titles in the Great Illustrated Classics series: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. A poor orphan boy cruelly treated in a public workhouse in England, Oliver has many adventures as he begins to learn his true identity. This is a classic story that will also be featured in the winter Community Theater presentation at the Claremore Performing Arts Center in December. Read the book and see the musical for a holiday treat! Oliver Twist can be found in the Juvenile section of the Will Rogers Library.
We are grateful for all the library-loving patrons that visit the library each year. We hope everyone takes advantage of the resources we have to offer our community. Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving!