Shantelle February Newsletter

Hey, it’s Shantelle Grant, your Regional Children’s and Youth Services Director.
Happy New Year and reading!
Literacy is more important now than ever. Staying up to date on current events and
even reading a nighttime story are integral parts of growing a child’s self-awareness and
finding their place in the community. Programming at the library is focused on helping
your child grow in so many different ways.
Join us on Tuesdays Storytime at 11AM and LapSits, on Thursdays at 11AM.
This new year brings exciting new authors and book titles. Check these out:
“Buttercup’s Bubble Adventure,” by Lisa Smith-Gargaro
“JUST BECAUSE” by Matthew McConaughey
“Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein
“The Silver Eyes: Five Nights at Freddy’s” Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
African American History Month is an annual observance where we celebrate African
Americans and their achievements in our world. It has received official recognition from
governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in
Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Born in New Canton, Virginia, in 1875, Carter G. Woodson would never see the
first Black History Month. The historian, best known for his 1933 book “The
Miseducation of the Negro,” recognized throughout his studies the dearth of African
Americans in the nation’s curriculum. To stem the tide and bring to the fore those lost
voices, Woodson founded in 1915 the Association for the Study of Negro Life and
History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History). He
launched the following year The Journal of African American History, one of the earliest
scholarly journals publishing African American research, history, and book reviews.
Since its inception, ASALH has promoted year-round and year-after-year study of
African American history.

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