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Library Corner

August 9, 2012

Listen to your gut


Children's Books

"Create with Maisy" by Lucy Cousins is an arts-and-crafts book for young children with lots of projects. You can use common objects found around the house to make a variety of crafts. There are necklaces, butterflies, a pencil holder, vegetable characters, magic wax paintings and more. Lots of fun for everyone.

A young child spends a lot of time in the time-out corner and it's pretty boring there. Using some imagination, the child decides the corner needs sprucing up and imagines what it would be like to add a window with a view, a dinosaur or three, and maybe even a monster. Follow this child's imagination in Jean Reidy's "Time Out for Monsters." The ending is just the best.

There's lots to learn about apples and Margaret McNamara's "Apples A to Z" uses an alphabet book format to teach children all about the fruit. From the buds to the harvest and lots between, you'll be surprised at how all this information tidily fits into the ABC's. There are even some apple riddles to make you giggle.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at

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