Transitions…

Change is good when you look back at it. Transitions from playing with toys to diaper changing, preschool to all day Kindergarten, college to work, staying to going, are hard. As hopeful as the future is, it is hard for all ages to leave the present.

This is the time of year a lot of transitions happen in the lives of our children and it can help to anticipate and plan for them.  The Glen Ellyn Public Library is glad to help!

Going to school – Look for the School Bus sticker on the spine in the Picture book collection or on a special back to school display. These books help children express their fears and anticipate a positive outcome.

Summer reading catch up time – Award nominees for Monarch, Blue Stem, and Caudill are on display as well as books from the public school reading lists. If your early elementary child needs to practice, look for books with red and purple dots in the JE section and books with an owl sticker in Jfiction.

Coming and going – It is time for staff transitions at the library, too. I am headed for Morocco to teach English and then on to whatever experience is next. I have appreciated the families of Glen Ellyn sharing their smallest children with me in literacy programs and the area preschools for welcoming me in to share literature for the last three years. I will miss you all!

Robin Currie

PS I will be blogging my work in Morocco at rcmorocco2012.blogspot.com. Come along for the adventure!

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