Hancock Library, Story-time and more

Children’s Crafts and Story-time
Story-time Theme:  Winter
Craft:  Hot Cocoa Thumbprint Ornament
Bingo Cards:  Hello Storytime friends! Beginning this week, when you stop by the library to grab your craft, be sure to grab a Storytime Bingo Card as well. When you watch Friday’s storytime, stick around until the very end to hear the secret word. After I reveal the word of the week, it’s your job to find the word on the Bingo card and color it in! After you’ve colored the word in, bring your card back to the library to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special prize at the end of the month. Be sure to write your name on your card (or have your caregiver help you). This is a weekly program. There will be new cards with new words each week through the week of the 20th. You’ll have “snow” much fun!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a free program that allows children under the age of five to receive a complimentary book each month. There is absolutely no cost or obligation to your family. We are excited to provide this service to our county’s youngest residents, thanks in no small part to our community partners, Independence Bank and Hancock County Public Schools. Registration forms and further information can be found at Independence Bank, either library location, or through the library’s website (hcplky.org) by clicking on the “Dolly Parton Imagination Library” tile.

Book Review
, Radium Girls by Kate Moore
This nonfiction book is the true story of women in the 1920s who were employed painting watch dials with the newly discovered radium. The female workers were told by their bosses to dip their radium-covered paintbrushes in their mouths to create a fine point tip. As a result, these women’s bodies were riddled with radium and suffered devastating physical consequences. The brave women began to fight for their worker’s rights as their bones disintegrated, and their lives were being cut short. This heartbreaking and informational book delves deep into the struggles of these brave workers, and how their sacrifice and fight for worker’s rights affect us today.  This is a powerful book that describes a story not many are familiar with.  We could all learn a valuable lesson from these courageous women.

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