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Do You Have a Reluctant Reader?

  • Posted on: 1 July 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone
With food, kids can be fickle, picky, or just plain unwilling to try something new. Umm, and did I say picky?! Well, the same can be said for reading. There can be so many reasons why a child is reluctant to read.
 
Here are some of the reasons I have encountered tutoring kids:
  • They are not good at it. They find it difficult so they do not want to.
  • "Reading is boringggggg...."
  • They are not motivated.
  • The book does not have enough pictures. Too many words.
Some things they cannot or don't tell you:

Book List for Rainbow Book Month

  • Posted on: 23 June 2020
  • By: HMCPL Staff

The American Library Association has named June "Rainbow Book Month," - a month to highlight the authors and books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. This book list includes not only fiction, but memoirs, essay collections, history of LGBTQIA+ and more- all recommended by our librarians. Click on the cover of each book to access the catalog.

Nonfiction Collection (Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult):

Reads for the Summer!

  • Posted on: 15 June 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

The year 2020 has presented a lot to us. Between Netflix's documentary hit Tiger King, a pandemic, quarantining due to the pandemic, talk of murder hornets, postponement of the Olympics, racial justice movements (please and thank you), sky-rocketed unemployment, AHHHHH! we have endured and still dealing with quite a bit. However, I am a glass half full kind of person, so I believe we will get through this and be stronger because of it.

In the meantime, I have to read to help me cope. So, I'm sharing my list of "next reads" and recommended reads. Hope you enjoy!

By the way, my taste is all over the place-- so don't judge me :-)

Kids' Nonfiction: Boredom Busters, Relaxation Tools and More

  • Posted on: 24 May 2020
  • By: Ms. Lisa

Kids bored or stressed?  Need some fresh ideas? These Hoopla titles can help revive, inform and renew your kids and family.

 

Boredom Busters

Learn a new skill, start a new hobby or just find some fun with one of these ebooks from Hoopla.

 

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott

These one-liners, tongue twisters and knock-knock jokes are perfect for the young comedian.

 

Hand Shadow Fun - Kindle edition by Jacobs, Frank, Bursill, Henry ...

Hand Shadow Fun by Frank Jacobs

Can You Dig It? Spring is here!

  • Posted on: 11 May 2020
  • By: Carolyn Reagle

Spring is here and we are past the last frost date in our gardening zone. Check out the collection of digital gardening resources below to get you started in your southern garden. Growing your own veggies or enjoying flowers is good for the soul!  For specific gardening questions, the Northern Alabama Master Gardeners are answering email questions atMGdesk@mginfo.org

Storytime Kit: Books and Music Available on Hoopla

  • Posted on: 10 May 2020
  • By: Ms. Lisa

Do your kids miss storytime? So do we!  Be sure to check out our Huntsville Madison County Public Library YouTube channel to see some of your favorite Youth Services Librarians hosting storytimes, STEM activities, puppet shows and more. Need more storytime fun? Why not try your own storytime at home?  These favorite books and tunes will get you started. 

 

Books

I have used all these books in storytimes..They are kid and librarian approved!

 

Amazon.com: Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection ...

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