Halloween is only weeks away and a slew of holidays are right behind it. So it’s no surprise that every fall the publishers herald a new generation of holiday literature! Holiday books are a special way to celebrate the traditions and atmosphere that we associate with all the festivities. They can enhance your children’s enjoyment and appreciation as they eagerly count the days to their favorite celebration. In the Lodewick Children’s Library, our holiday books are kept in their own aisle year round, each major holiday shelved in a separate section. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are obviously well represented but we also have Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day and many more! Children’s holiday DVD’s are also in the same aisle, shelved together for easy access and quick browsing. The nonfiction books can add a new recipe to a feast or a craft to boost the decorations. In an effort to preserve the quality of book selection for as long as possible, we do limit the holiday books that may be checked out to three per family. So come comb the shelves for old classics, like Clement Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Eric Kimmel’s “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” or, better yet, discover some new family favorites!
Contributed by Kathy Cherniavsky, Acting Head of Children's Services