I’ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners Poets and artists, kings and queens Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books. — Anonymous
In one of the corners of the library exists a wonderful place — the Children’s Book Corner. This very special part of the library consists of books for young people of all ages. There are five sections within the children’s collection: nonfiction, biography, picture books, fiction and DVDs.The nonfiction shelves contains Bible stories, books on Christianity, world religions, art, music, world history, architecture, folklore and much more.The shelves of picture books hold many stories, some familiar to our readers and some titles yet unknown but soon to be special to our patrons.The biography section has books on famous individuals both in religious and mosern history. Such religious subjects as St Francis, St. Patrick and St. Nicholas as well as Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad are sitting alongside the biographies on Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Michelangelo, Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman and others on the shelves. A number of fiction titles are a part of the children’s book corner. The entire series of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series, Newbery winners, books by Sharon Creech and Katherine Paterson and other titles that readers will find thought-provoking and page-turners.
For Library Resources for Godly Play teachers, and parents click here. For more information about Godly Play at St. Matthew’s go to the Children’s Program portion of the Learn page on the church’s website by clicking here.
Recent Additions to the Children’s Corner:
New titles have been added to the Children’s Corner. Among these is Let There Be Light by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Nancy Tillman. This retelling of the biblical story of creation vividly portrays the wonder and beauty of God’s creation using Archbishop Tutu’s lyrical text from the Children of God Storybook.
If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!