All around the world, December represents a special time of year & so I thought I would share with you one of my favorite books, one that encapsulates what this time of year means to me: family, friends, cozy nights home with hot chocolate & warm lights to celebrate the season.
Light the Lights by Margaret Moorman portrays exactly all these special times & feelings, as it tells the story of Emma & her family. In the dark afternoons of winter, they share in the lighting of the menorah, watching it burn each night, while tucked up warm inside.
Family arrive to share delicious Hanukkah gelt, latkes & games of dreidel.
Almost immediately afterward, Emma & her parents also hand pick the "perfect" Christmas tree. Friends are invited to share in sugar cookies & tree trimming & once again, the warm light of the tree brings everyone together.
This book is a beautiful tale bringing together different traditions & reminding us that this season is about ceebrating not only shared beliefs, but the people we love & what bring us together.
May you all enjoy a wonderful holiday season, keep safe & create special memories with those you love.
Welcome to the first posting of the Reed library blog!
I am so incredibly excited & honored to be beginning my role as Library/Media Specialist! I have some seriously big shoes to fill, thanks to the retirement of our much treasured Mrs Dutt! Where on earth would I start?
I have pondered this challenge in the weeks preceding this transition & I more or less came to the conclusion that I never can & never want to replace Mrs Dutt (apart from the fact I cannot possibly compete with her cooking & Diwali celebrations).
Instead I plan to do my best to share with you, all the passion & energy I have for both books & the digital world our children are growing up in.
Be sure to check in regularly for sneak peaks on what topics we’re embracing in the library, new books available or simply books for inspiration – keep up with the Book Fair happenings in 2017 & anything else that pops up!
Welcome to the on-line home of Reed Library! I'm so pleased you came to visit & hope you keep coming back to read my blog on our latest happenings, new books & our exciting digital citizenship program!