Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The flu and you

Flu season is here. Storytime attendance is down. Children are home from school. The nightly news keeps everyone updated on vaccine availability. The Center for Disease Control has a Question and Answer site for all the things people want to know influenza, its symptons and what to do to avoid or lessen its effects.

It's a good idea to have plenty of good reading material and DVDs on hand for those days when the house is full of runny noses. A perennial favorite of children of all ages is Michael Bond's Paddington Bear. The marmalade loving bear from darkest Peru manages to get into and out of trouble with the greatest of ease. The books are great for 3rd and 4th grade readers and younger children will enjoy hearing Paddington's adventures read out loud.

Or, borrow The Little House on the Prairie, the book or DVD, for cozy feel-good reading or viewing.

The Parkland Community Library has many other options for passing the time for the ill or recuperating family. Place items on hold from your home computer and the library staff will pull those materials off the shelf and have them waiting for you. Please give the library staff time to retrieve materials before picking the items up.

Feel better soon!

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