Jungle comes alive at children's story hour

Author to read her stories at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24
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The Loomis Library, as are all of Placer County’s libraries, are abuzz with summer activities for readers of all ages and genders. Connie McLennan, local artist and illustrator of children’s books, will use her original watercolor paintings from her latest book, “River Beds,” and the award-winning “The Rainforest Grew All Around,” to tell stories at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Loomis Library, located at 6050 Library Drive. The jungle comes alive in “The Rainforest Grew All Around,” an adaptation of the song “The Green Grass Grew All Around,” as children learn about a wide variety of bugs, animals and plants living in the Amazon rainforest. McClennan’s books, as well a treasure trove of similar books, can be borrowed at the library. For more information, call (916) 652-7061. Teens from throughout the region might be interested in Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling “Twilight” series. At 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, the Auburn Library will hold a “Dying for a ‘Breaking Dawn’ Release Party.” The Auburn library is located at 350 Nevada Street. Teens can dress in their best vampire or Goth attire to participate in a costume contest. The party includes other games and activities, plus deadly, but delicious, snacks, blood-red punch, and a chance to be the first person to check out “Breaking Dawn” from the library. This teen part is sponsored by the Friends of the Auburn Library and the Placer County Library Teen Advisory Board. Information about joining the advisory board, or about the party, is available from the children’s department at the Auburn Library, telephone (530) 886-4520.