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April - Being Yourself

Each month for the next year the Scappoose Public Library will spotlight a new social-emotional skill for early learners. From empathy to responsibility to resiliency, we'll focus on some most important skills for your little one to practice.  We'll have books to read together, activities for kids to explore, and information for parents. Thank you to the NW Early Learning Hub for a generous grant which will help fund this endeavor!

April's theme is about Being Yourself.

"We're all wonders." - R.J. Palacio

Because you are amazing just the way you are!

Books about Being Yourself:

  • Amazing Me! Soy Sorprendente! by Carol Thompson
  • Be Who You Are by Todd Parr
  • Be You! by Peter Reynolds
  • Bird Hugs by Ged Adamson
  • Birds Of A Feather by Sita Singh
  • Extraordinary Albert by Bonnie Grubmam
  • A House For Every Bird by Megan Maynor
  • Just Like Me by Venessa Brantley-Newton
  • Laxmi's Mooch by Shelly Anand
  • Me Gusta Como Soy / I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
  • Not Yet A Yeti by Lou Treleaven
  • Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival
  • Rissy No Kissies by Katey Howes
  • Solo Hay Uno Como Tu! Only You Can Be You! by Nathan Clarkson
  • Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Stand Tall Milly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell
  • Sugar And Snails by Sarah Tsiang
  • Un Gran Corazon by Linsey Davis
  • What if? by Sarah Magsamen
  • We Are All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
  • You Are Awesome! by Susann Hoffmann

Activity - What Makes You Wonderful?

A frame within a piece of paper. The text around the frame says "Wonder. What makes you wonderful? "We're All Wonders" reminds us that everyone is a wonder in his or her own way. In the box below, draw some of the things that make you special! Maybe you have a special talent for drawing, or you're a great singer, or you help your parents at home. What makes you a wonder? Bring your drawing back to the library and we will add it to a special display!" In the bottom left corner there is an illustration of a child with one eye eating an ice-cream cone with a bird and dog on either side. This art is © 2017 by R.J. Palacio.

Engage with your child about being yourself.

  • Whenever you can, let your child make their own choices. Would they like a blue shirt or a green shirt? Which books would they like to check out at the library? Making these choices will help them explore what they like and who they are!
  • Encourage your child to explore their interests. Is your child really into dinosaurs? Help them pick out some dinosaur books at the library. Do they love to draw? Find some cool drawing videos to share with them. Let them know you support and care about their interests.
  • Model positive self-talk. Avoid comparing yourself to others. If you are kind and nurturing to yourself, your child will see that and emulate your good behavior.

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Hours & Contact Information

52469 SE 2nd Street 
Scappoose, OR 97056

PO Box 400 
Scappoose, OR 97056

Monday            10:00-6:00
Tuesday            10:00-8:00
Wednesday    10:00-8:00
Thursday         10:00-8:00
Friday                10:00-6:00
Saturday          10:00-3:00
Sunday              Closed

Curbside pickup available.



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Library2go eBooks and digital audio books are now listed in the library catalog!

Search the catalog for digital titles or click on the image above to go directly to the site.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Logo of a train made out of books.

Columbia County is participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Kids 0-5 years old can be signed-up to receive a FREE book every month in the mail.   The program is designed to encourage a love of reading from an early age.  

You can sign your child up for the Imagination Library by clicking the image above.