by Jennie Wintermote, Library Director

It’s July, the days are hot, and the excitement of summer vacation is beginning to wane.  Many studies highlight the importance of reading aloud to children to build early literacy skills, vocabulary, and a love of reading.  Similarly, reading can help children learn how to love others, embrace God, and live as disciples of Christ.  At the Resource Library, we have dozens of titles that help convey Anabaptist distinctives such as loving others, community, peacemaking and justice.  Check out any book with a yellow label (peacemaking) or let us help you find a book.  We have picture books as well as chapter books for kids (and of course adult reading as well)!  Use these summer days to grow.

Don’t forget that we have a summer reading program for children and adults with fun prizes.

Stop by and visit the library today (or call or email with your request–we’re happy to mail resources to you)!