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The 2016-2017 Saratoga Reads! Junior Companion Book Choice Announcement

Stuart Little, a literary classic written by E. B. White, a colleague and friend of Frank Sullivan, has been chosen as this season’s companion book for Saratoga Reads! Junior!

A contemporary of Frank Sullivan, though a few years younger, E.B. White was a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, where his wife Katherine was an editor. Like Sullivan, White was a Cornell alumnus who worked as a newspaper reporter before finding success as a columnist, poet, and author.

Although it is now considered a classic of children’s literature, when it was first published in 1945, Stuart Little was the source of some controversy, particularly with the New York Public Library’s children’s librarian, Anne Carroll Moore, who sought to block its publication. White’s second book for young people, Charlotte’s Web, is among the best-selling children’s books of all time. White is the recipient of the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his contribution to children’s literature, the National Medal for Literature, and a Special Citation from the Pulitzer Prizes.


Planned Programming and Events:

Mouse in the House
Thursday, December 29, 11:00 am

Join illustrator Bruce Hiscock to learn to draw a Christmas mouse, and try your hand at drawing your very own Stuart Little.

Mouse Hunt
Throughout the Month of February

Search the Children’s Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library to see how many mice you can find! Get a reward if you find the elusive bonus mouse!

Saratoga Reads, Jr. Discussion Night
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 pm

Discussions of Stuart Little led by Skidmore College student group mentors. For students in 4th - 6th grade; register at the library.

Viewing of Stuart Little Movie
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 pm

Popcorn and a movie. For students in 4th - 6th grade; register at the library.

Tang Museum Family Day
Thursday, February 23, 10:00 am

Have fun with librarian Kali doing a fun mouse-related craft! Best for children ages 5 and up.

Preschool Story / Art
Fridays, March 3 - 31 (except March 17), 2:00 pm

For children ages 3½ - 5 years of age, enjoy stories and a craft activity each week - the first week of which will feature a Saratoga Reads! Junior mouse craft.

Make a Mouse and a Maze or Amazing Walnut Mice!
Monday, March 13, 4:14 pm

Make a cute mouse using a walnut and a marble, then test its skills in a homemade maze. Best for children in grades K-3.

See our full 2016-2017 announcement brochure for additional programming and information.