September in the HNR Libraries…
Welcome back everyone! We have some very exciting changes that have taken place over the summer and we can’t wait to share them with you! First and foremost, we would like to officially welcome Mrs. Knight as the librarian for BOTH schools now! She has some fun tricks up her sleeve to make you all the best readers you can be! We’ve also been working SUPER HARD on redoing the Elementary Library and it turned out FANTASTIC!
Stop by and check it out!
Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? If you don’t already have a public library card, why not sign up now?!?!
Check back each month for new Authors in the Spotlight, fun facts and library updates!
SEPTEMBER AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS ARE…
Jim Arnosky was born in New York City, NY Sept 1, 1946. He was raised in Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from high school in Philadelphia and joined the US Naval Reserves. His active duty took him to Maryland and Bremerhaven, Germany. In 1976 Jim and his wife Deanna moved to Vermont with their two daughters where they have lived in an old farmhouse for the past 28 years. 17 of those years were spent raising sheep.
Jim is self taught in writing, art and the natural sciences. He has written and illustrated 132 books on nature subjects and has illustrated 46 other books written by various authors. He has over 132 books published. He has been awarded the Christopher Medal, Orbis Pictus Honor, ALA Gordon Award, and Outstanding Science book awards from National Science Teachers Associations. Jim was honored with the Franklin Fairbank Award for being Vermont's foremost creative guide to nature lore.
Jim's fishing books are included in the International Game and Fishing Association Hall of Fame Library,
You can love Shel Silverstein because he was a Renaissance Man, yet a Captain of the Unpretentious—singer-songwriter, screenwriter, playwright, cartoonist, iconic children’s author. You can love him because of his range. He wrote iconic songs like “A Boy Named Sue” (he won a 1970 Grammy) and iconic books like The Giving Tree.
You can love him because he called himself Uncle Shelby, even those his real name was Sheldon. You can love him because he was a survivor. He was a Korean War veteran who espoused peace. He was a poet who made children smile around the world—with illustrated poetry collections like Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It—even though he himself lost a daughter to a cerebral aneurysm when she was 11.
It may be that only Dr. Seuss combined whimsy and profundity—imagination and insight—as deftly as Silverstein did. And Silverstein could do it in only a few lines.