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Brrr...feel that cold wind? That means it's winter! Time for fuzzy mittens, hot cocoa, and stories! One of the best ways to while away the winter (even our short winters here in Texas) is to visit the library and check out our wonderful selection of books on winter, snow, holidays, and everything to help you celebrate the cold weather that has finally arrived. Once you find a great story, make sure you share it with a friend!
You can read about where animals go when it gets cold, or dream of places where it gets so cold that rain turns to snow, and lakes turn to ice. Have you ever imagined what winter might have been like 200 years ago? How did people stay warm, and what did they do all day when they were trapped inside? How about places where it's winter all year round?
One of my favorite ways to share stories in the winter is to put on silly plays and puppet shows with my family. You can pick a story you want to share, and make puppets for each of the characters using every day items you find around the house, like knitted hats, or socks that have lost their mates, or spoons from the kitchen. Draw or sew on a few eyes, and a silly mouth and maybe some yarn hair, and you're ready to put on a puppet show! You can use a counter top as your stage, or get really creative with some of those boxes laying around this time of year, and make your own puppet stage out of cardboard decorated with markers. Make some memories together this winter with a story from the library!
Not a big fan of cold weather? Never fear! The library has loads of books on summer, sunshine, and flowers! Remember, this is Texas, so if you're sorry to see our never ending summer go, it won't stay long, and spring will be just around the corner!
Originally posted: Monday, December 10, 2012
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