First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

First Jefferson Church Family Library

Thanks to dedicated volunteers, our Family Library is now open to you and your family!  We have picture books for young children, books for older children, and books for teens and adults.  Books like these:

Day of the Dead, by Tony Johnston
Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a great marigold, and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, El dia de los muertos, the Day of the Dead.  Soon, they will go into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again.

Dear Katie, The Volcano Is a Girl, by Jean Craighead George
Katie's grandmother thinks that the volcano is a geophysical phenomenon caused by hot spots in the earth's crust.  But Katie is sure that the volcano is Pele, a Hawaiian goddess.  They soon realize that they are both right.

My Friends' Beliefs: A Young Reader's Guide to World Religions, by Hiley H. Ward
Do you wonder what goes on inside a church, a temple, or a mosque?  Do you find it strange that some of your friends worship on Saturday and others on Sunday?  Why are young Buddhists' heads shaved?  What do you suppose is meant by "speaking in tongues?"  Worshipers tread many different paths in their search for peace, love, and eternal happiness.  This book will tell you about the more familiar paths or faiths, and about some of the lesser-known faiths, too.

Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
The spirited child, often called "difficult" or "strong-willed" can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate.  Spirited kids are, in fact, simply more by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child.  Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child.

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