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May 16, 2013

Foundation gift builds children's collection

Every year Huntington Memorial Library is fortunate in receiving funds from The Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Foundation to purchase books for the children’s collection. We have just received these books as part of our 2013 grant:

Wendy and her family often go for walks on Rambling Road. Each one of them sees something different, but it is Wendy who picks up a variety of things she sees each time they walk. Her family doesn’t understand why she collects all these things in “When We Go Walking” by Carl Best. They will come in handy when there’s a snowy day and the family can’t go for a walk. Wait till you see what she does with all this stuff.

A group of giants would love to learn how to dance and Lexy is ready for the challenge of teaching them. Things don’t quite go according to plan in “Giant Dance Party” by Betsy Bird. Lexy shows the giants that where there’s a will, there’s a way, and it takes imagination, perseverance, and even a bit of friendship to accomplish the task.

If you need some fun ideas for things to make and do outside, take a look at “Outdoor Crafts,” a Dorling Kindersley book. You can plant things, make labels for them, take care of them, and then make good things to eat from them as well as turn some of them into crafts. Loads of fun for all ages.


“10 Plants That Shook the World” by Gillian Richardson shows readers how these plants changed the history of the world and the lives of many people. Can you guess what plants those may be? Rubber is one, chocolate is another. Tea, cotton, potatoes and sugarcane were plants that created fortunes and big businesses. Pepper even started a war. These and other plants have made our lives very different and both children and adults will enjoy reading this book.

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