Great books to focus on shapes include:
Board books: Shapes all Around by Kate Riggs or Baby Sees Shapes by Akio Kashiwara
Picture books: Mouse Shapes by Ellen Walsh and Round is a Tortilla by Rosanne Thong
Come to the Library and ask for suggestions. The Basalt Regional Library also has literacy kits on many subjects. Try the Juvenile Literacy Kits Learn Shapes!
- Kara Lindahl
Serpent & Dove (2019), Blood & Honey (2020), Gods & Monsters (2021)
Set in an frenchified fictional fantasy world, this series follows Louise Le Blanc and Reid Diggory as they fight against Lou’s megalomaniac mother and the traditional beliefs of the church. Lou is a witch and Reid is a chasseuse (literally hunter in french). When they are forced to marry in Serpent & Dove to prevent Lou from imprisonment and Reid from disgrace, their relationship deals with them learning to trust the other while Lou continues hiding the secret that she is a witch. Throughout the trilogy, more and more aspects are introduced for the sole purpose of testing their relationship. Joined by Cosette (a witch), Beau (the prince), and Ansel (a chasseuse in training), Lou and Reid confront the challenges of their Romeo and Juliet style romance while gathering allies to their cause.
On August 20-21, we will host the First Ever Camp Out at the Library with all of our new Camping Kits available. We will have demonstrations in how to set up your campsite, how to pack it up for easy transport, what to cook for dinner and how to tell a good nighttime story. We will have games and food and we will sleep out under the stars, with a catered breakfast by the Lions Club Pancake Wagon on Sunday morning.
The addition of the Camping Kits to our Library of Things is made possible by a 2022 Outdoor Equity Grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Camping Kits will include a four-person tent with sleeping pads; camp table and chairs; camp stove and kitchen equipment and utensils. The Camping Kits will be available to lend to our patrons for a one-week time frame beginning this fall.
But first, we hope to see you on the Library Meadow! You are welcome to bring your own camping gear for the first ever overnight at the Library. There’s nothing like a night out under the stars, even if it’s right in town. Registration required.
- Cathy Click
We've had a great summer so far, but it's not quite over yet and we are sending the summer off with a bang! Through the month of August we have events for everyone, from The First Ever Camp Out at the Library, to Outdoor Baby Gym, and everything in between. Read on to learn more about our upcoming programs, by visiting our full calendar of events at basaltlibrary.org/events-calendar.
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