At Your Library: Taking a moment amidst the bustle

Books on display at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
Books on display at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The holiday season is upon us – ready or not! Even with the hustle and bustle, the list of things to do, people to see there is a simple way to make it all slow down maybe for just a little while but sometimes that is all you need to put things back into perspective.

The Cordova Public Library might possible be your saving grace to the holiday chaos. Having a stash of books to read for yourself, your visiting guests and the little ones in the house can make a world of difference.

Stop by the library and check out any of these fun and informative children’s books.

These will be great for after dinner digestion or before bed slow down times:

  • “Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure” by Lydia Maria Child.
  • “Franklin’s Thanksgiving” by Paulette Bourgeois.
  • “How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story” by Eve Bunting.
  • “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting.
  • “Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner” by Lillian Hoban (A Level 2 I Can Read Book.)
  • “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson.
  • “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano.

While you are at the library, grab a few Alaska magazines or Edible Alaska magazines to place in the guest room for visitors. Check out an Alaska Geographic book or a book about Cordova for your visitors – maybe you can learn something too.

Finally, make a point of reading something quietly by the fireplace, or with a family quilt snuggles around you. Escape for just a few minutes for yourself and the holiday season may just ‘re-gain’ a whole new meaning.