October Books of the Month, Staff Favorites!
"I think my parents read this to me for the first time when I was 4 or 5. I love the memories I have of reading this book with my dad, and the memories I am now making with my daughter as she enjoys reading one of my favorite books." -Jessica Dyer, Director of Development
"My favorite childhood book is Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel. Starting around the age of 3 or 4, my Memaw (grandmother) would read this book to me, my siblings and my cousins every time we stayed the night at her house. We would all huddle in one twin sized bed (there were 5 of us) as Memaw would, very dramatically, read about Tikki Tikki Tembo's water well predicament. To this day whenever I read it, I can still hear my Memaw in the pages of the book. It's more than just a book, it's a time machine."-Mallory Nuñez, Manager of Program Resources
"I was about 10 when I read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing for the first time and it's non-stop laughs from cover to cover. If you are the oldest, you will totally relate to this book. I am reading it with my son now, and we are having a blast!" -Danaë Gutiérrez, Community Engagement Liaison
"In my youth, I was rather infatuated with the idea of a unicorn not only existing, but the possibility of becoming one if I were to encounter the epitome of my childhood dreams and ask politely enough for them to grant me a wish. As such, I found The Unicorn and the Lake at the ripe age of four where I forced my sister to teach me how to read so I didn't have to depend on her whenever I wanted to fall into the world of the unicorn. This book illustrated the beauty of a creature I found to be wondrous while telling a story of heroism with a back theme of preservation in the face of destruction. Mayer illustrates how far you can go to save something important to you." -Shannon Holloway, Development and Events Coordinator
"When mom would take me to the Garland Central Library almost everyday after school when I was in first and second grade. As many books as the library had to offer, I made sure to always pick up my favorite book, Abraham Lincoln - Lawyer, Leader, Legend. Side note: I can't recall why it was my favorite book. Maybe it was his humble beginnings?" -Angelica Portillo, Assessor