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June 2021 - Posts
Leah Henderson

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "The Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson. Ailey loves to dance but struggles with fears such as stage fright. With a magical pair of tap shoes, Ailey travels back in time and meets his grandfather and together they help each other build confidence. However, now that Ailey has changed the past, can he get home again to the present? Genre: FANTASY.

Chapters 30 (Truth Rings True All the Way to Your Toes) – 43 (A Smidgen of Your Own Magic)
1. Do you think that by convincing Taps he is good enough, Ailey also convinced himself?
2. What other lessons did Ailey learn while in 1939?
3. Did Ailey change things for the better for his grandpa?
4. What did you think of the book?
 
We will be having a special virtual event TODAY to meet the author! Please register here.
 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through Prospector here.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 28, 2021 at 3:43 PM
  
Create It Pets

Welcome to Create It: Pets! Each month, in partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter, we will be sharing a fun, easy DIY to make for furry friends! 

Help a shelter animal find a new home with an "Adopt me" vest! Vests can be donated to the Aurora Animal Shelter. Visit AuroraAnimalShelter.org or call 303.326.8280 for donation information. 


Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 24, 2021 at 8:57 AM
  
Leah Henderson

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "The Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson. Ailey loves to dance but struggles with fears such as stage fright. With a magical pair of tap shoes, Ailey travels back in time and meets his grandfather and together they help each other build confidence. However, now that Ailey has changed the past, can he get home again to the present? Genre: FANTASY.

Chapters 15 (Chicken’s Not My Name) – 29 (Spilling Truth)
1. If you were Ailey, would you try to convince your young grandpa you were from the future?
2. What would you do if you had a run in with someone like Bumpy?
3. Things changed between Ailey and Taps pretty quickly. How do you think Ailey will fix things?
4. If someone told you that they are your grandchild, would you believe them?

Next week read chapters 30 (Truth Rings True All the Way to Your Toes) – 43 (A Smidgen of Your Own Magic)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, June 28 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through Prospector here.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  
Read It!

APL Reader's Corner
with Tessy

Welcome to APL Reader’s Corner! This month we are reading "Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata. Let us know what you think about the book in the comments! 
Check out "Convenience Store Woman" with your library card as either a hard copy, eBook or digital audiobook here.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 18, 2021 at 10:47 AM
  
Leah Henderson

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "The Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson. Ailey loves to dance but struggles with fears such as stage fright. With a magical pair of tap shoes, Ailey travels back in time and meets his grandfather and together they help each other build confidence. However, now that Ailey has changed the past, can he get home again to the present? Genre: FANTASY.

Chapters 1 (If I Only Had a Brain) – 14 (A Deal is a Deal is a Deal) 
1. Have you ever tried out for a school performance?
2. Ailey said he wasn’t scared but, when up on stage, forgot everything he had practiced. What do you think happened?
3. Have you ever failed at something like Ailey did at the audition?
4. Do you have a passion? Something you love to do, that you are good at?
5. If you could travel back in time, where would you want to go?
 
Next week read chapters 15 (Chicken’s Not My Name) – 29 (Spilling Truth)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, June 28 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through Prospector here.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 14, 2021 at 1:16 PM
  
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