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September - Growth Mindset

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! In September we're learning about having a Growth Mindset.

September is for exploring a Growth Mindset

"I can do hard things." There is a woman throwing a yellow javelin on the left and there are yellow lightning bolts on the right.

Let's Read about Growth Mindset!

  • Abracadabra! The Magic of Trying by Maria Loretta Giraldo
  • Amelia Sabe Volar by Mara Dal Corso
  • Benji and the Giant Kite by Alan C. Fox and Eefje Kuijl
  • Catkwondo by Lisl H. Detlefsen
  • The Dog Who Wanted To Fly by Kathy Stinson
  • Flight School by Lita Judge
  • Girl Versus Squirrel by Hayley Barrett
  • Gritty Kitty by Dr. John Hutton
  • Isa Trastos by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie
  • Ish by Peter H. Reynold
  • The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach
  • The Little Engine the Could by Watty Piper
  • The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler
  • My Day with the Panye by Tami Charles
  • The Power of Yet by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  • The Problem with Problems by Rachel Rooney
  • Sunday Rain by Rosie J. Pova and Amariah Rauscher
  • Trying by Kobi Yamada
  • You Can Do It! by Sesame Street

Engage with your child about Growth Mindset

  • When you praise your child be mindful of your word choices. Telling a child they are "smart" feels predetermined, whereas praising their effort and hard work focuses on things they control.
  • If your child sees someone excelling at something take a moment to talk about what came before this moment. For example, if they are watching their favorite athlete remind them that the player has spent thousands of hours practicing their sport.
  • Share examples of growth mindset from your own life. Talk about a time you failed at something and what you learned from the situation. Notice when something you're attempting doesn't work out on the first try and talk through your next actions with your child.

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.