This Tuesday is Independence Day, and the library will be closed for that day only. We’ll be open our regular hours Monday and Wednesday, and through the end of the week.
If you would like a book this summer that is pretty light on the actual reading part, try out author/illustrator Daniel Miyares. His books are nearly wordless picture books, though they tell fantastic stories.
The latest to the library, That Neighbor Kid, follows a young girl in pigtails as she tries to make friends with her new neighbor. The title page shows a moving truck in front of a suburban house, drawn in ink tones of grey.
The inquisitive little girl looks over her new fence to see a funny young boy reading a book upside down in a tree. She hides when the boy starts taking fence slats down, but creeps closer to see that he is actually building a tree house! It becomes apparent he could use some help, and as the two continue their project together the world around them starts to come into color, first with the autumn leaves on the tree, then the late afternoon sunshine, and finally blue paint as the tree house is completed. The world returns to grey as night comes, but now instead of a moving van between the two houses there is a tree house, and two new friends wave to each other from warmly lit bedrooms.
You can get the item reviewed here, which was That Neighbor Kid written and illustrated by Daniel Miyares, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”