The holiday season is here. While visions of sugarplums may not be dancing through your children’s heads, it’s a good bet visions of presents, parties, decorations, and other sweet treats are on their minds. If you’re looking for a way to channel that holiday energy or a way to focus on the spirit of the season, the library can help. We have a large collection of holiday books including traditional and contemporary stories, as well as craft and cookbooks. Whether you are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanza, you’ll find books that add to that festive feeling.
Books also make ideal holiday gifts. The saying "Books are a gift you can open again and again" is true. Research shows that children who have “home libraries” are better readers and better students than children without books at home. When you give a book, you are also giving literacy, learning, and enjoyment. Not only are books a meaningful gift, they are affordable, portable, and No Batteries Required.
With all of the titles available, it can seem like a daunting task to find the right books for the young readers in your life. Fortunately, help is on the way. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2015 Guide to Gift Books is just a click away. The Guide is organized by age groups and includes over 300 recommended titles with annotations. Of course, you can always ask your local librarian or bookseller for suggestions.
Books are also great presents for the grown-ups in your life. We’ll even make shopping a little easier. Join us for Holiday Book Recommendations with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Bookshop on Saturday December 6 at 11 a.m..