One day, a young boy visits the library for the very first time. While he’s there he listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there are also movies, crafts, chess, and puppet shows—so ...more
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-Diverse library crowd.
-Discusses where to return your library books (not everyone who visits my library knows this).
-The child gets his own library card before they leave.
-There's mention of an upcoming library program.
The dad drops his child off to storytime and while he goes to look at books. WHAT? I don't know of any librarian today who encourages the parent to drop off their chil ...more
I know that every library has different rules for this. However, I feel it's not not a good precedent to set with parents that it's the norm to leave not only the storytime area, but the children's area altogether. The child depicted in this book is very young, and his father leaves for an indeterminate amount of time.
Author: Anne Rockwell
Illustrator: Lizzy Rockwell
Age Recommendation: Pre-School/ Kinder
Art Style: Watercolour illustrations
Topic/ Theme: Libraries and Children, Promotion of Reading
Setting: Byram Public Library (semi-fictional)
Series: My First Experience
Library Day is cute and does well to showcase a traditional western public library to a young audience. It perpetuates some stereotypes but has a reasonable amount of representation of minority groups. It isn't all Anglo-Saxon people and the staff...more
The dad just drops off his very young child in the kids' dept. and wanders away into a different part of the building. I know incompetent parents do this, but we don't want to encourage it, or let parents and kids believe that it's a safe and fun thing to do.
This fantasy library has teenagers playing chess, not blaring their cell phones and yelling profanities at each other and staff. The one (!) computer is being qu ...more