A home library can have a powerful effect on children
” Having books around the house can substantially level the playing field in reading and math skills even without the expense of post-secondary time in the classroom. “
Spend your child’s college fund on books today instead of paying for college when he’s older; it’ll do more for him.
” immersing children in book-oriented environments benefits their later educational achievement, attainment and occupational standing “
National Pizza Day!
Don’t miss out on National Pizza Day; come to the store (710 N. Huntington St., Syracuse) and buy Paula Deen’s cookbook for kids. It has 2 pizza recipes: personal pan pizza and pepperoni pizza.
Countdown to opening
Only 1 more day!! Yes, I went to the store yesterday, and it wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be — probably because I was all bundled up in long johns, long heavy coat, scarf, and a ski mask. But now all the signs are up, and the place looks fantastic.
2 days to go, and it’s -17* outside. I probably won’t go to the store today even though I have so much to do there. But I probably will. Although it’s a little cooler than normal and a bit windy, if the sign man is willing to come hang the interior signs, I’m willing to meet him! After all, it’s not like I’ll be out in the cold for longer than a walk from the parking lot to the door — less than 1 minute.
Nephew came in yesterday to help me hang the St. Valentine’s decorations. (He’s much taller than I am.) I’ve also re-arranged the non-fiction area, and it looks great! Your kids are going to love it because I mixed dinosaur games and puzzles in with dinosaur books, chess games in with chess books, etc. By the way, have you ever played chess with zombie pieces?
3 days…It’s so cold and snowy outside! Who thought this was a good idea to open in the coldest week of the year? I did. Because I can’t wait for everyone to see the lovely books and the colorful decorations. Niece has been helping me put up the wall and ceiling decor, to make the store as kid-friendly as possible. It’s as pretty inside as it is cold outside. Brr!
5 Days till OPEN…
I have the signs! Beautiful. I can’t wait for you guys to see them. Brother will come some time this week to hang them.
Only 6 days till the store opens. How exciting! I’ve been taking photos and uploading them to yelp while my site was down, so now I can upload them here for everyone to see. The sign lady has finished making all the interior signs (for each area of the store: board books, picture books, etc.) and will bring them today or Monday. I’m anxious to see how pretty they look. I hope you all like them, too.
I haven’t taken photos that would show the signage areas (except for Chapter Books) because the signs aren’t there yet. I received 3 more boxes of beautiful new books yesterday. Here are a few of them:
- Open 12-8pm each day. Closed Sundays.
- 710 N. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567
Website was updated, and now there are question marks everywhere
I should just ignore the question marks, right? Just pretend they aren’t there. I can do that.
A book is a gift you can open again & again
- Good article about reading here