Apparently, bears aren’t the only creatures who like to hang out at libraries. Here are three more books that feature libraries and their unusual patrons. For more ideas about how to celebrate National Library Week, visit atyourlibrary.org.
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies. When bats spy an open window at the library, they can’t resist an exciting evening of bookish fun. The bats experiment with the copy machine, play in the water fountain, and enjoy storytime so much that they’re starring in their own bat-versions of classics like Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh.
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. A lion walks into a library and is so taken by story hour that he becomes a regular visitor. He makes himself useful by dusting books, licking envelopes and letting small children stand on his back to reach the highest shelves. Then, one day, the lion breaks one of the library’s most important rules (the one about being quiet) and roars (although it’s for a good reason). Will the lion ever be welcome at the library again?
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk. Sam is a little mouse who lives in a hole in the wall behind the children’s reference books. One day, he starts writing and illustrating his own books and leaving them out on shelves for kids to find. His books are a hit and the librarian leaves Sam a note, inviting him to appear at Meet the Author Day. How can Sam attend without revealing his true identity? His solution will delight and inspire.
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Can you think of other titles that celebrate the magic of libraries and books?
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