National Library Week
CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AT BACON FREE LIBRARY!
Across the United States, during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014, libraries host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in changing people’s lives. Bacon Free Library will offer a special story hour, "Community Unity: Books That Celebrate Diversity", as part of the week-long celebration on Thursday, April 17th at 3:30 PM.
The program, best suited to children of kindergarten age and up and their families, is free and no registration is required. Children’s Librarian Holley Meyer will read stories about how people are different and also the same, and how we can show respect, and perhaps even offer friendship, to everyone we meet in our increasingly diverse community. We will also sing together, do a craft reflecting our global citizenship, and share a light snack.
Our special guest for the event will be Natick children’s book author, Alexis York Lumbard. Alexis will read her new picture book, Everyone Prays: Celebrating Faith Around the World, her third multicultural title with Wisdom Tales Books. Everyone Prays was praised by Publisher's Weekly as "informative and engaging." School Library Journal’s review read: “This title touches upon the traditions of prayer in the world's major religions, treating each custom with respect and reverence. The colorful, detailed illustrations will help children to understand some of the elements of the religious practices by showing scenes of prayer in many different cultures… a gentle, effective way to introduce the youngest of children to the world's religions and what they share in common." Copies of Everyone Prays will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the BFL children’s collection.
Alexis York Lumbard is also the author of the award-winning book, The Conference of the Birds (illustrated by Demi), and Angels (illustrated by Flavia). A busy mother of three daughters, she is motivated to write by her children and the desire to create high quality stories to inspire young hearts and minds. Her books reflect her sentiment that, "[i]n every person, in every community, and in every single thing on earth there is something wonderful from which to learn, something wonderful to cherish." She lives in Natick, with her husband, children, rabbit and hairless cat.