Library plans planting session, Growing Reade – Times News Online

Published on March 16, 2022 at 11:38 am

Earth Day is April 22. With spring fast approaching, the buds have come out on the plants and the things that are growing are at the forefront of our thoughts.

On April 18 and 19, we are organizing a planting session at the library. Free for all, this event is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Bring a flower pot if you wish.

We are also thinking about how to “grow” our budding readers. What better way for a library to increase readership than to introduce a program just for them?

We will launch this program – Growing Readers – after Easter, April 17th. The Wayne County Public Library generously shared its Growing Readers program with the Catasauqua Public Library.

If you have young children, you may have heard of the 1000 Pound Program before kindergarten. The program asks caregivers and children to read 1,000 books together.

We decided to aim for 500 books to read with a carer. For every 10 books read, children will receive a special sticker. After reading 250 books, children will receive a book to keep, and when they have read 500 books, they will receive a certificate and a special prize.

Reading to a child is the most important thing adults can do to prepare children to read. Children introduced to reading early tend to start reading earlier and excel in school and throughout their lives. Moreover, it creates many happy memories between children and adults who read them.

It may seem like a lot to hit 500 pounds, but one bedtime pound a day will help a child reach that goal very quickly. Families can participate in this program any time before kindergarten.

You might want to start right away! Come and pick up your reading book at the library whenever you want. We ask caregivers to keep an accurate count of books read with our growing readers, using the reading log.


Fiction: “Becoming my sister”, VC Andrews; “Dream City”, David Baldacci; “The Christie Affair”, Nina de Gramont; “A Relative Murder”, Jude Deveraux; “The Golden Couple,” Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; “The Missing Piece”, John Lescroart; “Summer Getaway”, Susan Mallery; “The Darkest Place”, Phillip Margolin; “Fear Thy Neighbour,” Fern Michaels; “Death of the Black Widow,” James Patterson and JD Barker; “22 Seconds,” James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; “The Investigator”, John Sandford; “High Stakes,” Danielle Steel; “Nine Lives,” Peter Swanson; “French Braid”, Anne Tyler

Works of Fiction: “One Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General”, William Barr; “Shadow-Man: An Elusive Psychopathic Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling”, Ron Franscell; “Watergate: A New History,” Garrett M. Graff; “The Whole Body Reset: Your Weight Loss Plan for a Flat Belly, Optimal Health, and a Body You’ll Love in 40s and Beyond,” Stephen Perrine with Heidi Skolnik; “The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley,” Jimmy Soni; “Take Control of Your Diabetes Risk,” John Whyte, MD, M.Ph.

Juvenile: “The Three Bears: Lily to the Rescue”, W. Bruce Cameron; “The Haven Trials (Minecraft)”, Suyi Davies; “On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)”, Dav Pilkey; “Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire, Book 15)”, Tui Sutherland

Young adult: “Galant”, VE Schwab; “I must betray you”, Ruta Sepetys

Picture books for children: “What am I going to do with my love today?” Kristin Chenoweth; “Why not you?” Ciara and Russell Wilson; “Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn”, Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham; “The Library Fish,” Alyssa Satin Capucilli; “Minions: Five Minute Stories”, Illumination Entertainment; “The Seasons of the Mouse”, Leo Lionni; “Kitten-loving,” Florence Minor; “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Baby Animals”, Maya Myers; “Edward and Annie: A Penguin Adventure”, Caryn Rivadeneria

Board books for children: “The very hungry caterpillar’s first spring (The world of Eric Carle)”, Eric Carle

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