What’s New @ the Driscoll Public Library

Books for homeschoolers and little ones who need help getting excited about bedtime are available at the Driscoll Public Library.

With the beginning of the school year fast approaching this week we showcase a couple books we have dealing with home schooling for those who are choosing to start this new adventure. This is the time of year everyone tries to get “back into the swing of things” with as little resistance as possible. To help we have some great bedtime stories to get the little ones excited about bedtime. If you don’t already have a routine of bedtime story reading this is a good time of the year to make it a wonderful new habit. To view our whole collection visit our online catalog at :https://driscoll.biblionix.com/catalog/.If you are interested in viewing what’s new at the library click on the “what’s new” tab in the right hand corner of our online catalog. We are also available to help you by phone at 830-663-2993.
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections With Your Dids by Sarah Mackenzie – Reading aloud is one of the best ways to be fully present with our children, even after they can read themselves, but it isn’t always easy to do. In The Read-Aloud Family, you will find the inspiration you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. The Read-Aloud Family also offers age-appropriate book lists from infancy through adolescence. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, you will discover practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual.
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart – When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience–homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world–to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they’re in elementary or high school.
Home Schooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started by Erica Arndt – So you’ve decided to homeschool but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry Homeschooling 101 offers you a step by step practical guide that will help you get started and continue on in your homeschooling journey. Erica will walk you through all of the aspects of getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more!
The Complete Guide to Homeschooling by John and Kathy Perry – Quickly becoming the choice of more and more American families, home schooling a child can be a daunting and exhausting task. When John and Kathy Perry decided to withdraw their sons from public school and teach them at home, they found much information decrying the state of education but little on how to develop a program to ensure academic success.
Snug as a Bug by Michael Elsohn Ross – From goodnight stories to goodnight kisses, the simple, cozy text celebrates the special bedtime rituals that are so beloved by both parent and child. With its colorful butterflies, cozy caterpillars and dreamy ladybugs—all in their cutest pajamas—this is a book that readers will want to snuggle up with again and again.
When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff – When you can’t fall asleep try counting sheep! But what do you do if the sheep are already asleep? New York Times best-selling author Laura Numeroff, has crafted the perfect lullaby in which a small child imagines she encounters many cuddly animal families, only to find that they, too, are snuggled fast asleep! Lovely, soothing watercolors by award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator David McPhail capture the dreaminess of bedtime.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney – A bedtime story. A good-night kiss and Mama Llama turns off the light. But is everything all right? No! At least, Baby Llama doesn’t think so…and soon his whimpers turn to hollers. It’s an all-out llama drama! Until Mama returns to set things right.
Hush, Little Horsie by Jane Yolen – Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime story. Young horse lovers will drift off with Ruth Sanderson’s stunning horses in their minds and the promise of their own parents’ enduring love in their hearts.
What’s Up @ the Library
NOTICE: Beginning Monday, August 10th we will begin charging for our printing services again. The cost will be the same as in the past .20 per page B/W, $1.00 per page color. (please have exact change) For printing services you can email your item to us @ driscoll.library@gmail.com
Fines and fees will now also be collected on all accounts. We will be accepting cash and checks, we prefer that you have exact change when making payment.
The library remains closed to the public until further notice. Any changes will be posted to the city website and the Friends of the Library Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/devinelibrary/
We do offer curbside service for check out of books, audiobooks and dvds. To place an item on reserve call us at 830-663-2993 or sign in to our online catalog at: https://driscoll.biblionix.com/catalog/All material returned to the library is to be placed in the curbside collection box. Each item returned is placed in quarantine and sanitized before returning to circulation.
FREE WIFI – in the parking lot of the library: connect to: LibraryWifi password: DPL1234 (for best reception park close to the library or on the railroad side of the library).
We also have our digital library available to all our patrons at https://lonestardigitalibrary.overdrive.com/account
To apply for a library card or general information call the Driscoll Public Library 830-663-2993 our hours are Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm.
Summer Reading Challenge has been extended through the month of August so children age 5 -18 years still have plenty of time to participate. We have some really great prizes this year. For more information call the library.