St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9:02am
Long ago, St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday that celebrated the arrival of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. Today, it is celebrated in many parts of the world in the spirit of Irish heritage, culture and good luck! St. Patrick's Day celebrations of today include parades, feasts, Irish folklore and wearing the color green!
We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Children's Room on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on March 15 at 11 a.m. during our weekly Family Fun Time.
Miss Cassie has picked out special St. Patrick's Day stories to share with children ages 0-12, along with their parents and caregivers. After our story time, we will take out our craft supplies and make shamrocks for good luck! Don't forget to wear green!
Here are some of Miss Cassie's favorite books to read around St. Patrick's Day.
- Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure by Robert D. San Souci
- Finn McCoul and the Great Fish by Eve Bunting
- The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies by Jane Werner and Garth Williams
- Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley
- Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola
- Leprechauns in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne
- Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Balian
- Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie DePaola
- So Far From Home: The Diary of an Irish Mill Girl by Barry Denenberg
- This is Ireland by Miroslav Sasek