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Scappoose Public Library

May - Feelings

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!

May is all about Feelings!

"I believe that all feelings are mentionable and also manageable." - Mr. Rogers

Books about Feelings:

  • Baby Happy Baby Sad / Bebé Feliz Bebé Triste by Leslie Patricelli
  • The Boy with Big, Big Feelings  by Britney Winn Lee
  • The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
  • ¿Estás Muy Enfadado? by Dr. Chiara Piroddi
  • Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker
  • How Are You? / ¿Cómo Estás? by Angela Dominguez
  • How Do You Feel? by Lizzy Rockwell
  • Hugga Loula by Nancy Dearborn
  • I Feel Proud: First Emotions by DK
  • I Feel / Yo Siento by Cheri J. Meiners
  • The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
  • Peek-A-Mood by Giuliano Ferri
  • Penguin Misses Mom by Michael Dahl
  • Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival
  • Sad, Sad Bear by Kimberly Gee
  • Soaked! by Abi Cushman
  • Way Past Jealous by Hallee Adelman
  • Way Past Mad by Hallee Adelman
  • Way Past Sad by Hallee Adelman
  • Where Happiness Begins by Eva Eland


Activity sheets are available from envelopes by the front door. If the envelopes are empty, ring the doorbell during open hours and we will bring some more out.

Emotions Charades. To Play: Shuffle the cards and place them face-down. Children can pair up for the game or play alone (pre-readers will need to pair with a reader). To play, a player draws a card. If working with a partner, the pair confers in another room to decide something that could cause this emotion and how it should be acted out. The child or children act out a scenario in which someone experiences the emotion on the card. The audience tries to correctly name the emotion. The person who guesses correctly gets to go next. End of Instructions. The cards include the emotions joyful, curious, scared, worried, happy, excited, angry, surprised, sad, and shy.

Engage with your child about emotions.

  • Help your child learn the words for the emotions they are feeling. When reading a picture book together point out the facial expressions and talk about how the character might be feeling.
  • When emotions are high, help your child identify what they are feeling. Say things like “I see you're sitting alone. Are you feeling sad?” Invite the expression of those feelings by asking them to tell you more and listening empathetically.
  • Remind your child (and yourself!) that all feelings are valid, but not all behaviors in response to those feelings are acceptable. It's okay to feel mad, but it's not okay to hit someone because you are mad.
  • Make a list of ways your child can cope with big emotions. Add things like taking time alone, going for a walk, blowing bubbles or talking to someone about their feelings.

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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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.