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An Artist in Our Midst at Mulberry Street Library: An Interview with Anastasia Sorrenti

Follow Mulberry Street Library on Facebook for more great pics!Anyone who visits Mulberry Street Library can't help but notice the wonderful bulletin board hanging in the Children's Room. Created by the Library's very own Anastasia Sorrenti, a full-time clerk with a penchant for design, these original displays tie a seasonal theme to well-loved children's books each month. This month's display is a celebration of Dr. Seuss, whose birthday was on March 2.

We sat down with Sorrenti to 

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Meet Kimberly and Theo

Once a month, the Mulberry Street Library hosts R.E.A.D. with Mudge, a special program in which children read aloud to a registered therapy dog and licensed handler. Named in honor of the national Reading Education Assistance Dogs program and Cynthia Rylant's beloved boy and dog books, Henry and Mudge, Mulberry's Street's team is made up of the wonderful Kimberly Wang and her amazing dog Theo. We 

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Goodbye Pink Patti

Here at the Mulberry Street Library, we were very sad to learn about the passing of one of our favorite Children’s Room volunteers, Patti Gregory, AKA Pink Patti. Pink Patti read stories with kids of all ages every Wednesday afternoon in the Children’s Room. She had a dedicated following of fans, who always enjoyed her upbeat storytelling and her cheerful demeanor.

We all feel lucky to have known Patti and she’ll be much missed. We’re remembering her with a special pink stepping stool for the Children’s Room—and of course 

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Kids' Crafts at the Mulberry Street Library

At the Mulberry Street Library, we host a monthly craft program in the Children’s Room called Kids’ Crafts. Children ages 5 years and up are invited to come to the library to work on simple seasonal crafts, from paper plate turkeys in November to St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun puppets in March.

This summer we made all kinds of bug crafts in honor of the Summer Reading Program’s theme, “Catch the Reading Bug." In June, we made bouncy paper caterpillars with colorful construction paper. In July, we made clothespin butterflies with tissue paper 

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The Library's Newest Spunky Girl Heroine

As a children’s librarian, my heart beat a little bit faster when Sara Pennypacker’s newest Clementine book, Clementine’s Letter, arrived at the library. I knew I’d have to wait my turn to borrow a copy, but I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

Eight-year-old Clementine lives in an apartment building in Boston, with her artist mom, her building superintendent dad, and her baby brother (who she calls different vegetable names because he wasn’t lucky enough to be named for a fruit like 

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