L&A’s Great Big Family Read encourages families across the County of Lennox & Addington to start reading the same book. The title for 2017 is Community Soup by Alma Fullerton. Reserve this wonderful book for you family here

To get as many families reading Community Soup as possible, the library has purchased dozens of copies. While the project is running, these books will be available for one week loan periods. As a wrap up to this project, there will be two special presentations held with author Alma Fullerton during March Break. These free events will take place on Thursday, March 6th at the Napanee Branch (10:30am) and Amherstview Branch (3:00pm). 

More about Community Soup:

In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse children are working together to harvest the vegetables they have grown and make them into a soup for everyone to share. But Kioni is having trouble: her herd of mischievous goats followed her to school today and they are trying to eat all the vegetables. The ensuing chaos caused by the goats is cleverly resolved by the children, making their vegetable soup very tasty while saving Kioni's four-legged intruders at the same time. Using rollicking verse with echoes of "Mary had a Little Lamb," Alma Fullerton tells a lively story about communal projects and finding creative solutions that help everyone contribute. This lively story for young readers is graced with Alma's stunning primitive paper sculpture art - the first book she has chosen to illustrate herself.