Teddy Bear Sleepover and New Children’s Books

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

Attention all teddy bears and their caregivers!

Teddies, you are cordially invited to attend the inaugural Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Picton Branch Library. On Thursday November 28th, stop by in the Children’s Room any time between 3-5pm to bring your stuffies of all shapes and sizes, and their sleepover accessories to the Picton Branch Library. They’ll spend the night making mischief and frolicking about the library, finding out all the magic that happens when the library is closed for the night. Then, on Friday morning, join Whitney at 10:30am for a PA Day PJ party, to pick up your teddies and find out about their night, enjoy a small breakfast buffet and a couple of cozy stories. If you didn’t get a chance to drop your teddies for a sleepover, that’s ok! Bring them along on Friday or just come as a family!

Whitney will also be debuting some brand new titles at the PA Day PJ Party. It’s Time for Bed by Ceporah Mearns takes a classic story theme – bedtime – and puts an Arctic twist on it, using verse and a rocking rhythm to create a modern lullaby. Mearns is an Indigenous author hailing from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and is one of the newest additions to the Library’s growing First Nations collection.

Moon Wishes is another sleepy bedtime story that has been recently added to the collection. Written by Patricia and Guy Storms, the title highlights all of the wishes that the Moon might have during its night-time journey across the sky. Milan Pavlovic adds dreamy watercolour illustrations that perfectly compliment the Moon’s ideals.

Good Day, Good Night is also new to the Library’s collection. In this never-before published title from beloved children’s author, Margaret Wise Brown, little bunny embarks on a journey to wish the world a good day, and also a good night. She uses her signature wording from Goodnight Moon to create a relatable and familiar story, while the illustrations of Loren Long bring a modern feel to the book. This board book is perfect to read as a family, and in a toddler friendly format.

If you wish to stay up-to-date on all of the new titles as they’re added to the collection, make sure to sign yourself up for the weekly New Books List. This eNewsletter features all incoming titles to the library’s collection including Fiction, Non-Fiction, DVDs, Large Print and Children’s books. Subscribing is easy – simply head to the Library’s website at www.peclibrary.org/new-books-list/ and choose which of our eNewsletter you’d like to receive.

While you’re there, make sure you sign up for the Children’s Events as well to make sure that you stay in the loop about all the great kids’ programming happening each week too! Of course, you can always stop in at your local branch, or even sign up over the phone at 613-476-5962 if you would prefer.

-Whitney Shantz