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Our library staff record 5 new stories every month! If you haven’t called yet, you’ve missed terrific books read by our library staff who love nothing more than sharing stories with kids. With Dial-a-Story, your favorite librarians are only a phone call away. This month, enjoy these fun stories about food, family, and Thanksgiving.

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  Run, Turkey, Run by Diane Mayr

With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who’s looking for a plump bird for his family feast? Ms. Brenda will have you rooting for the turkey…but if he gets away, what will we have for Thanksgiving dinner?

  I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry…this book is a nod to some of our favorite holiday foods and to family members with voracious appetites. Ms. Sharon reads one of her favorite Thanksgiving stories about her favorite holiday dessert.

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth’s shore, but by the 1800s America’s observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive the holiday. And so one invincible “lady editor” named Sarah Hale took it upon herself to rewrite the recipe for Thanksgiving as we know it today. Learn how Sarah’s determination and perseverance made Thanksgiving a national holiday! Ms. Sharon shares a bit of history you probably didn’t know.

I’m a Turkey by Jim Arnosky

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, his nomination lost by just one vote. Award-winning naturalist Jim Arnosky would agree with Ben—the turkey IS a fascinating bird. Stuffed full of fun turkey facts, this book is perfect for fall and for Thanksgiving! Read and sang by the author.


Over the River and Through the Woods: A Thanksgiving Poem by Lydia Maria Child

Join the family en route to grandmother’s house for a traditional feast AND an original adventure.  Ms. Renee shares two versions of this much-loved holiday classic.

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