@ Your Library 2.4.21

Happy birthday, Rosa Parks

 

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

2.4.21


December, 1955, Montgomery Alabama: The day Rosa Parks chose to sit, and stay seated, on a bus after a grueling day of work.  She couldn’t have guessed the powerful aftershocks her act of courage would have on our nation.  Today is her birthday, and we celebrate what she, an ordinary person like any of us, started, by politely refusing to submit to status-quo living and an unjust law.

 

An ordinary person - like any of us - becomes extraordinary one single step of courage at a time.

 

We think Rosa might have enjoyed reading our new biography, Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes to some of her neighbors’ kids - maybe you will, too!  

 

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes.  When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!”

 

As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a senator running for president, it was this long-fostered belief in freedom and justice for all people that shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today. From fighting for the use of a soccer field in middle school to fighting for the people of her home state in Congress, Senator Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. And now this dedication has led her all the way to being elected Vice President of the United States.

 

Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, this picture book biography brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another - Amazon

 

 


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

Every Wednesday at 10:30 there’s a new virtual Preschool Storytime posted on the library’s Facebook page. It’s a recorded video, so you can watch it at your convenience,and past videos are archived on the Library’s website at https://www.cantonfreelibrary.org/children/storytime/preschool

Contact Ms. Val at vwhite@ncls.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.


MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our new hours are: Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in are required. There is a computer available for your use, but it’s a good idea to call first to check on availability. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required.  Call for more details: 315-379-0066.

Rensselaer Falls is open Monday & Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for in-person service. Masks and sign-in required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Family groups should call to make an appointment. There is a computer available for your use, but please call first to check on availability. 

Maximum of two (2) people inside at the same time.

Visits are limited to 15 minutes, and appointments are recommended. Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 

 

A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:

 

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary

 


For more CFL news, stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, or our website.  Find new additions to our collection on our website: cantonfreelibrary.org. To renew your current checkouts, login to ncls.org; you may also renew via email at canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, "For curbside service" on the menu).

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