Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Classics

The Children's Room received memorial donations in honor of Lucille Magwire, an educator and beloved friend of the library. I felt that the best way to use this money was to buy books for children and their families. The classics was the first thought that came to my mind, as our copies were old and worn (some damaged) and not targeted for budgetary funds. As the cold weather settles in, I'm thinking how comforting it would be for a family to read one together aloud on a wintry night with mugs of hot chocolate and handfuls of cookies. I think Lucille would like that. Below is just a partial listing of our new acquisitions, thanks to the people who were touched by Lucille's charm.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Heidi by Johanna Spyri