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Check Me Out: The Black Book of Colors

"Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers,” starts this elegant and beautiful children's book from Venezuela.

On the left, white text on black pages is accompanied by braille, and on the opposite page, images traced in raised ink, black on black, beg to be touched, traced, and carressed, especially with the eyes closed.

Not only does this book teach a sense of what it might be like to be without sight, but also about Thomas, who teaches us that colors aren't just seen, but also heard, felt, tasted and touched.

The Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin, author, Rosana Faria, illustrator, and Elisa Amado, translator, was named a New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008.

It is available on the shelf at DeMotte and Rensselaer, and can be sent to any location by request. It is filed with the juvenile non-fiction books under the Dewey code j535.6 - which is the study of colors.

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Special Days in July

Summer Reading continues this month with movies and crafts and programs for all ages. The fair happens July 13-19, and for many Jasper County kids and teens, the fair will be their home away from home for that week.

In between all that busy time, read on for some cool links including a video about fireworks, a facebook app featuring Minions, and much much more!

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Story Time at the Fair returns!

Preschoolers who enjoy attending the Jasper County Fair are invited to take a break and hear stories and participate in other age appropriate activities during “Story Time at the Fair,” offered by the Children’s Department of the Jasper County Public Library.

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Slime Time at the Library!

This year, reading isn't just a fun way to explore new worlds or earn fun prizes. This year, some lucky patrons will be able to SLIME A LIBRARIAN at the end of summer reading.

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Special Days in June

School is out and summer vacation is just starting. But as Phineas and Ferb tell us, there are only so many days to do all the stuff there is to do before school starts this fall.

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Special Days in May

May is here and that means time to finish school and get ready for SUMMER! What plans are you and your family making this year? Don't forget about Summer Reading at the Library!

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