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Yesterday, 11 preschoolers dropped their beloved stuffed animals off at the library for a fun-filled sleepover, which featured story time, play time, snack time, and of course, sleep time. 

After the sleepover, the preschoolers were invited to join their stuffed friends to hear stories and to see photos of their friends’ adventures.

 

Here are some of those photos:

 

 

To see more photos of the event, visit our Flickr page.

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Things I Saw

Here are five things that I saw today:

  1. A young woman reading Deception Point by Dan Brown.
  2. An upside down stroller in a not-so bubbling brook.  

    Photo taken by  ginghisklown, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginghisklown/

    Photo taken by ginghisklown, http://tinyurl.com/ginghisklown

  3. Four five year-olds lunging for Star Wars books.
  4. Rain gathering on a window.    

    Photo take by likeyesterday, http://www.flickr.com/photos/likeyesterday/

    Photo take by likeyesterday, http://www.flickr.com/photos/likeyesterday/

  5. My cat eating a pizza crust.   

    On another occasion, I saw my cat eating a grilled cheese sandwich.

    On another occasion, I saw my cat eating a grilled cheese sandwich.

 

What are five things that you saw today?

     

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GLBTQ Teen Books

In honour of the Day of Silence, I thought that I would post a list of some great GLBTQ teen books:

Absolutely, Positively Not, by David Larochelle

Sixteen-year-old Steven DeNarski doesn’t know if he’ll pass his driver’s test or if he’ll ever understand his parents, but there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s absolutely, positively NOT gay. He sets out to prove it by collecting photos of girls in bikinis, sitting at the jock table at school, and dating like crazy. “Absolutely” takes a humorous look at the life of a regular boy who’s finding out what it takes to be a real man.

Annie on my Mind, by Nancy Garden

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. 

Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson

Nina, Mel and Avery have been best friends since they were tiny. But one summer can change everything. When Nina goes away for a month, she comes back to find the world has changed. Mel and Avery have their own secret: one Nina can’t be part of.

Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan

 

This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world

Luna, by Julie Anne Peters

Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives?

Parrotfish, by Ellen Wittlinger

When Angela cuts off her hair, changes her name to Grady, and begins to live as a boy, her family and friends have trouble accepting the change.

Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez

Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet. In a revealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchez follows these very different high-school seniors as their struggles with sexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and ultimately, friendship. 

 

For more great GLBTQ teen books, check out these book lists:

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Day of Silence

The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, now with hundreds of thousands of students coming together to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior.
www.dayofsilence.org

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