Library celebrating 'Children's Book Week'

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Preschoolers roar with delight the tale of "The Mightiest," the children's book by Keiko Kasza read by Joy Farr during the children's story hour at McCook, Nebraska, Public Library, Wednesday morning. (Lorri Sughroue/McCook Daily Gazette)

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook, Nebraska, Public Library will celebrate the national "Children's Book Week," May 13 through May 18.

Librarian Jody Crocker said, "We are going on the theme 'If You Give A ... ,' based on the books by Laura Numeroff."

Special activities at the McCook library will be:

* Monday -- "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake," 3:45-4:30 p.m. Come and listen to some cat stories and decorate cupcakes to take home or eat on the spot.

* Tuesday -- "If You Give a Dog a Donut," 3:45-4:30 p.m. Listen to dog stories, answer dog trivia questions and enjoy donuts for snacks.

* Wednesday -- "If You Give a Moose a Muffin," 3:45-4:30 p.m. Listen to moose stories, make a pair of moose antlers to wear home and enjoy a muffin, too.

* Thursday -- "If You Give a Pig a Party," 3:45-4:30 p.m. Squeal with pig stories and party games.

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

Jody encourages parents and their children to check out the McCook library's new books on display, check some out and receive a book bag for use throughout the year.

Jody reminded parents that the deadline for signing up for the summer reading program is Wednesday, May 22.

For more information or questions. call the McCook Public Library at (308) 345-1906.

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