Submitted by the Chrisman Public Library
The Library welcomed Pat Bolen, her assistant Katy, and the wonderful Cowpie, a miniature horse, for our final summer program on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
We set up in the Gazebo and had 14 children and 9 adults who listened to the story of how Cowpie came to Chrisman, written by Pat.
Cowpie became part of Pat’s horse family in July 2020 and came from Biggsville, IL. She is the smallest of Pat’s horses and is 26 inches tall, perfect for the children to look in the eyes.
And Cowpie has the largest beautiful blue eyes! Everyone enjoyed the story and answered and asked questions and were able to pet Cowpie and took home a coloring page of Cowpie that was drawn by her owner.
We’re certain that some of the children will be asking for a horse for Christmas or birthdays. Thank you, Pat, for bringing Cowpie and telling her story for the children. We would also like to thank Mary Marvin for running the Library during the program!
The 200 book goal of the summer reading program is still attainable!
One more week to read books and complete reading slips. Here are some excerpts written by the children/students this week:
“Corduroy Goes to the Library” by Lisa Mccue by A. – The book is about “Finding three books to return and finding three books to share.” A’s favorite part is “When Corduroy found the books to return.”
“Barbie” by Karen Stillman and Victoria Saxon by M – The book is about “Barbie going in to Space.” M’s favorite part is “When she comes out of Space”.
“Horse Power – #4 in the The Saddle Club Series” authored by Bonnie Bryant by W – The book is about “…gymkhana, the club had been waiting weeks for, and they win.” W’s favorite part is “When the win the race.”
“The Trouble with Skye” by Marsha Hubler written by T – “It was about a girl that got in trouble a lot. She was sent to juvenile detention, and got put into so many foster homes until this one foster home cared and loved her.” T’s favorite part is “the last part where she was riding horses at a competition and she almost killed someone but she prayed and he didn’t die and she cried and her mom, the foster one, said let’s go home and shed into tears with a happy face.”
NEW WESTERN BOOK FOR ADULTS
Wolf Stockburn: Railroad Detective – Max O’Hara
NEW PAPERBACKS FOR ADULTS
Her Second-Chance Family – Holly Jacobs
One More Night [text (large print)] – Jennifer McKenzie
The Rancher’s Summer Secret – Christine Rimmer
Suddenly a Father – Melissa Senate
Cowboy Daddy [text (large print)] – Angel Smits
Born Again – Charles W. Colson
Greatest Hits II [sound recording (CD)] – Kenny Chesney
Employee of the Month [video-recording]
You, Me and Dupree [video-recording]
NEW EASY BOOK FOR CHILDREN
Hoppa’s Big Move – Erika Saint-Pierre
NEW JUVENILE FICTION BOOKS
Rosabella and the Three Bears – Perdita Finn
Cerise and the Beast – Lisa Shea
NEW JUVENILE NON-FICTION BOOKS
90 Minutes in Heaven: My True Story – Don Piper – J231.73 PIP
How We Use Plants for Medicine and Health – Sally Morgan – J615.3 MOR
NEW SCIENCE FICTION BOOK
Prophecy and Change – Star Trek Deep Space Nine