January 2024 Newsletter

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Happy New Year!

We are so thankful for all of our members and guests! As we brainstorm how to best move forward, we are asking everyone to fill out a 10 minute anonymous survey. We are going to use the results to help us decide what events we should plan and what books we should prioritize buying in 2024. Please click on the link above and pass around to others who might be interested. 

Stitching Circle

Is your child interested in needle arts? Does he or she need help getting started, or is he or she stuck on a particular project? On January 12th we will be having a Stitching Circle! Bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and we will have people in the library ready to help your child! This is a drop-in event during library hours, 12pm to 3pm on Friday, January 12th. There will be no formal instruction, but we are excited to sit around stitching together, helping as we can, and encouraging each other in our love for yarn and needles! We look forward to seeing you!

January Events

In addition to the Stitching Circle, this month we are introducing our first Book Club! These book clubs are geared to upper elementary (but open to all), and we will celebrate and discuss the pre-decided book. Since we are a small library, we likely only have one or two copies of each book, so your family might need to plan ahead to find a copy of the book elsewhere. If you need any help with that, please contact Ashley at library@cbclilburn.org.

Friday, January 19 at 1pm – Storytime honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 26 at 1pm – Monthly Book Club. This month we will be reading “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis. Plan to read it on your own before January 26th, and come in ready to discuss! 

Clive’s Corner: A Winter’s Walk

Enjoy these monthly recommendations from our library mascot, Clive

Ah, January! I know Georgia doesn’t get much winter weather, but you never know when we might have a snowfall or two! The nice thing about books though is you can live vicariously through them. I pulled out six books that will put you in the winter (and snow) spirit, even if it’s still brown and green outside.

  • Sugar Snow, by Laura Ingalls Wilder – A book from the “My First Little House” series, this picture book describes the winter scene of a pioneer family enjoying the rich sugar candy made from maple tree sap.
  • Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen – I especially recommend this one! On a winter’s night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
  • Plants in Winter, by Joanna Cole – Have you ever wondered what happens to various plants in winter? Are they all dead? This book will answer all your questions! 
  • A Winter Walk, by Lynn Barasch – This book is for the artist – a girl and her mother go on a walk and observe the colors all around the wintery landscape. 
  • The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats – This beloved classic tells a simple story of enjoying a snowy day. The illustrations are simple yet vivid – a must read!
  • The Big Snow, by Berta and Elmer Hader – Despite their elaborate preparations for the winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a surprise banquet after a big snow.