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Children's book picks from Sondra Murphy, Children's Librarian at the Oak Bluffs Library
"Don't Squish the Sasquatch!" by Kent Redeker –
One of my favorites for reading out loud, this is the story of a Sasquatch who doesn't like to be squished. When he finds himself on a very crowded bus with a crazy cast of characters, the whole story goes "ka-blooey!"
"The Lions of Little Rock" by Kristin Levine – Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958. A book of substance with a little humor thrown in, perfect for any pre-teen or teen.
"Temple Grandin: How the girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World" by Sy Montgomery — One of my favorite new biographies, this book goes through Temple's life in an eye-catching format. Through pictures, sketches, and a foreword written by Temple herself, this book is an important read for everyone.
Upcoming library storytimes
Aquinnah Public Library – 508-645-2314
Story time meets Thursdays from 3:30–4:30 pm for ages 6 and under with guardians.
Chilmark Library – 508-645-3360
Stories and Songs on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10–10:30 am.
Edgartown Library – 508-627-4221
Story hour on Thursdays, 10:30 am.
Oak Bluffs Library – 508-693-9433
Wednesdays: Preschool story time at 10:30 am with Sondra. Toddler story time meets at 11:30 am, also with Sondra.
Vineyard Haven Library – 508-696-4211
Tuesdays: Story time for ages 0-2 from 10–10:30 am. Ages 3-5 meet 11–11:30 am.
West Tisbury Library – 508-693-3366
Thursdays: Story time for older toddlers and preschoolers at 10:30 am.
Mother Goose on the Loose storytime meets Fridays at 10:30 am, for ages 0-3.