Sure, school just started for many students... but it's never too early to start preparing for preschool & kindergarten!
We have Reimagining School Readiness Kits available for checkout! Each kit includes books, a game or other educational manipulative, & an activity sheet to help parents engage their children with that kit's theme in a growth mindset.
We have 10 RSR kits covering such topics as counting, measuring, patterns, emotions, & more! You can check out 1 kit per library account for a 3-week period with renewals. These kits must be returned back to the front desk at the Pinson Public Library. For more information about the concepts of school readiness & growth mindset, check out the flyers and bookmarks available next to our new kits or reach out to our Youth Services Specialist, Riana!
These kits, along with training provided to staff, were graciously provided by the Alabama Public Library Service , the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pacific Library Partnership, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, & the California State Library. We look forward to hearing your feedback on these kits & concepts!
Barking Bee Cafe will host their next After Dark Book Club on Thursday, August 31st at 6:30 PM. Register to attend here!
August's book selection is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. Nature, too, it seems, is not immune. From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her self-assured, solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections of love to one another and to the surrounding nature with which they share a place.
With its strong balance of narrative and drama, Prodigal Summer is stands alongside The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna as one of Barbara Kingsolver's finest works.
Request a physical copy of the book or audiobook via the Jefferson County Library Cooperative
Read the Ebook on Hoopla
Listen to the Audiobook on Hoopla
Pinson Public Library is located in Pinson, Alabama. We are a member of the Public Libraries in Jefferson County.