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Parents as Teachers Winter Reading Challenge for Children and Adults

penquinThe weather is chilly and we are spending more times indoors. It’s a perfect time to share some great books with kids. This Winter Reading Challenge is for you and the kids!

Here are thirteen reading ideas to get you and your children get through the long cold winter:

A book with a color in the title
A book by an author whose last name starts with “w”
A non-fiction book about winter
A book about a winter sport
A book with a recipe (bonus points if you make the recipe!)
A multicultural book
A Caldecott winner (new winners announced in January/February)
A book about love, caring or sharing
A book that is a song you can sing
A favorite book from your own childhood
A Dr. Seuss book
A book that became a movie
A Picture Book of the Day recommendation (follow #PictureBookoftheDay on Instagram for ideas.)

Leapfrog Available for Children to Use in Library

frog from clip artThe Leap Frog program is up and running.  Young patrons can come to the library and use one of the Leap Frog sets (with earphones and magic pen) to read books and explore world maps.  This fun set of books and maps is a great learning tool and provides hours of fun.

Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading Room Houses Exceptional Children's Collection

Pooh Bear models "Friends of the Library" t-shirt.The Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading Room and Children's Collection was established in the Fayette Public Library (Howard County Library) in 1968 as a memorial to Anne Kuhn Carson by her husband.  
The reading room houses one of the best collections of children's books in Missouri including Newbery Award, Caldecott Medal and Mark Twain Award winners
Children can browse through the books, put together a puzzle, play with the toys and even do homework in the Anna Kuhn Carson Memorial Reading Room.
As part of the library renovation program the Children's Library has a special mural entitled "Inspiration - Imagination - Exploration" designed by Joe Guest and painted by Peggy Guest.


Click here to see more images of the murals in the Children's wing.

Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248