Be sure to visit the webpage of our local public library now and again--there are always great events going on! For example, this Wednesday, September 20, at 3:30, there will be a screening of iCount Film for Kids: The Color of Friendship, described by the library as follows: "Winner of an Emmy, the NAACP Image Award, and Children's Media Award, this film explores issues of prejudice, race, apartheid, global relations, and bias." This event is for young people in grade 3 or older. Then on Saturday, September 30, from 2:00 to 4:00, the Global Cardboard Challenge takes place. Children of all ages are invited to come build with recycled materials.
Do you ever look at the Indie Next lists? IndieBound, an organization of and for independent bookstores, frequently prepares Indie Next lists of recommended books. Sure, I buy a lot of books from Amazon and library suppliers, but where would we be without our vibrant, community-based independent bookstores? For new books worthy of reading, have a look at the latest Indie Next Kids list. Do note, however, that the books recommended for kids from ages 9 to 12 include a pretty wide range of content, some definitely tending toward middle-school issues and ideas.