January: Robert Munsch

This month we feature one of Canada’s most beloved children’s book authors. Robert Munsch is nearly a household name, with many books under his belt . We thought we’d start off with someone who has a wide appeal, and Robert Munsch fits that bill.

Our January contest:

Let’s talk about Robert Munsch books! Let us know what your favourite Robert Munsch book is and why. You can draw your favourite if you want.  Let us know on Facebook, or grab an entry form at the branch. We’ll have a random draw from all entries, and the prize is the book “Munsch More:  a Robert Munsch collection”  and a Munsch Bingo game. Contest ends January 31st, 2017.

Did we ever tell you about that time Robert Munsch came to visit us in Woflville? We wrote him and asked him to come to our sleepover, and he did! We were pretty excited about it, but the kids at the program were even more excited. Here’s a video from that memorable night.

What is Book Club 150?

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we are highlighting a different Canadian author or illustrator for each month of 2017. To celebrate with us, we encourage you to read the books, join our online conversation, and enter our monthly contests. Our featured books include titles for kids, teens, and adult readers. Pick up a copy at your local library, look for a Book Club in a Bag to share, or find a library Book Club near you. We’ll have special events and contests throughout the year, so be sure to visit our library website at www.valleylibrary.ca, or look for feature posts each month on our new library blog site, RenewYourCuriosity.ca.

Featured storytellers

January 2017

Robert Munsch

February 2017

André Alexis

March 2017

Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

April 2017

Ron & Sandra Lightburn

May 2017

Christy Ann Conlin

June 2017

Marie-Louise Gay

July 2017

Julie Flett

August 2017

Jon Klassen

September 2017

Lawrence Hill

October 2017

Jeff Lemire

November 2017

Sydney Smith 

December 2017

Ami McKay