Students who are members of the Shutterbug Photo Group sponsored by United Neighborhood Centers, Scranton, will be on hand with their cameras at the Abington Community Library on Saturday, Oct.13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in to have a souvenir photo taken and receive a free copy plus an opportunity to make a creative frame for the picture. Halloween costumes are encouraged or come dressed as a favorite character. Library patrons of all ages are welcome to take advantage of this "photo op" and also enjoy a photo display provided by the young photographers. Pre-registration is unnecessary.
New Picture Books about Animals for Pre-Schoolers
"Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo – by Giles Andreae; illustrated by David Wojtowycz. The pigs, donkey, ducks, geese and others all introduce themselves through a lively, rhyming, first person verse and a colorful illustration. The visit to the farm ends as night falls and the animals go off to sleep.
"Bear Has a Story to Tell" – by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead. By the time Bear was through helping his friends Mouse, Duck and Frog get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story?
"My Friend Fred" – by Hiawyn Oram; illustrated by Rosie Reeve. Grace does not want to share her dog, Fred, not even with her sister who insists Fred is the family dog. Grace learns that friends don't keep friends all to themselves in this doggy tale about sharing.
"Alfie is Not Afraid" – written and illustrated by Patricia Carlin. A boy on a backyard campout is not concerned about bats, crocodiles, or even a thunk that could signal an alien invasion because he has his very brave watchdog, Alfie, with him. But wait, where did Alfie go?
"Chloe" – written and illustrated by Peter McCarty. Chloe the rabbit is in the middle of a family of ten older siblings and ten younger ones and she loves it, especially when they all gather for family fun time. Then one evening Dad brings home a surprise and family fun time is just not the way Chloe likes it.
The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, www.lclshome.org/abington to register online for events or call the library at (570) 587-3440. Don't have a library card? Register for one at http://www.lclshome.org/libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.