Just as our customers use the foliage and vegetation as a barometer to the seasons, we gauge the seasons thru library activities. Fall means getting ready to promote our resources that would be useful to the students and getting into the routine of storytime. Winter is marked by craft programs and Read Aloud Family Time (RAFT). The highlight of spring is income tax forms. Summer inspires great creativity among the staff and preparations begin months in advance for this season.
The crisp mornings and evenings of late summer signal the transition to autumn. This year's autumnal equinox, according to USA.gov, officially arrives at 11:09 p.m. ET, September 22. Ahhh, Autumn ~ its my favorite time of the year for several reasons. First on the list is the return of football. Soccer just doesn't cut it for me. That's probably politically incorrect of me given the excitement the World Cup generated this year.
I I saw the leaves falling from the trees this weekend, and was reminded that autumn is here. Even though, it still feels like summer. It won’t be long, and we will have to break out the sweaters and start raking those pesky leaves. I am also reminded that it is the time of year to get our homes and gardens ready for winter. There are numerous books at your favorite library to help you with this chore.
With the arrival of fall and cooler weather, the days of spending time outside, playing with the kids, working in your garden, or even just sitting out on the deck are quickly drawing to a close. So you ask yourself, what can I do to occupy my time? The answer lies in the latest issue of Beyond the Books. This handy little booklet has enough activities packed inside to keep kids from 1 to 101 busy throughout the fall and winter.
Fall is officially here. Now is the time to enjoy the beautiful foliage. Several elements contribute to the changing colors, such as shorter days and cooling temperatures. Moisture and tree genetic traits also play a part. All the colors are present in the leaves at all times, but in the spring and summer, the green colors dominate over the other colors.