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August - Empathy and Kindness

Starting April 2021 and lasting for one year, each month 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! August is about Empathy and Kindness.

August is about Empathy and Kindness

"Throw kindness  around like confetti." The text is surrounded with confetti in the same colors.

Let's read about Empathy and Kindness!

  • All Kinds of Kindness by Judy Carey Nevin
  • Can I Wit With You? by Sarah Jacoby
  • Feel Better Daddy by Nancy Loewen
  • Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell
  • A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards
  • I Like it When / Me Gusta Cuando by Mary Murphy
  • I Walk With Vanessa by Keracoët
  • I'll Walk With You by Carol Lynn Pearson
  • If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
  • Imagine a Wolf by Lucky Platt
  • It Will Be Okay by Lisa Katzenberger
  • Kindness Make us Strong by Sophie Beer
  • Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña
  • My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
  • Put Yourself in My Shoes by Susanna Isern
  • A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty
  • Superluminous by Ian de Haes
  • This Way Charlie by Caren Levis
  • We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Kates
  • When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb

Activity: Kindness Jar

Kindness Jar: Each time you do something kind, write or draw it on a heart, cut it out, and add it to your jar. Watch your jar fill with kindness! The image features the outline of a jar and the outline of 12 hearts.

Come to the library to pick up this activity or click here for a high-quality image you can print at home!

Engage with your child about Kindness

  • When you come across characters in a book acting in a kind way, pause for a moment and talk to your child about a time you remember them doing something similar. Let them know you've noticed their kind actions.
  • Ask for your child's help when you are engaging in an act of kindness. Bringing cookies to your neighbor? Ask your child to pack them in a box or ring the doorbell. Share kindness together.
  • As your child gets older, be sure to share your own successes AND your failures. Tell them about a time you didn't show kindness and talk about how you would behave differently next time.

Previous Social-Emotional Learning Themes

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.