Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Spring In Your Step! Today is the First Day of Spring!

Good-bye winter, hello spring! The Vernal Equinox (Spring) arrived at 1:14 am EST today to a burst of warm sunny breezes and glorious technicolor sights in the Chicagoland area!

If you would like to learn more about the Vernal Equinox and its effect on weather please visit the Old Farmer's Almanac link: Old Farmer's Almanac First Day of Spring

I think we should welcome this delightful season by reading an airy and cheerful poem from A Circle of Seasons by Myra Cohn Lvingston which is available in Youth Services. (Call number: J 811.54 Liv).

Spring brings out her baseball bat, swings it through the air,
Pitches bulbs and apple blossoms, throws them where it's bare,
Catches dogtooth violets, slides to meadowsweet,
Bunts a breeze and tags the trees with green buds everywhere.

O April,
March and May,
Come watch us at our play!

Would you like to know of a couple of sensational books which you can share with your children about this yearly momentous event? If so, please check out the following titles and our Spring Is In the Air book display in Youth Services. 

I promise these scintillating spring titles will put a spring in your step on this first day of spring. Book descriptions are brought to you by SirsiDynix Symphony Workflows.

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano (JE Fogliano New Books)
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

Who's Awake In Springtime? by Phillis Gershator (JE Gershator)
Describes in rhymed cumulative text and illustrations, how various young animals and one small human prepare for sleep at the end of a spring day.