Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thank You, POCHA!

Today your library had a special visit from POCHA - Parents of Children Having Allergies. POCHA is a support group for families of children with food allergies, serving Chicago and the near west suburbs.

Today, several POCHA members and their children so generously presented us with many fabulous resources and stories special for children with allergies. Picture books and dvd's have been added to our collection - yay! Thank you, POCHA.

If you're looking for some of these new resources, please ask a library staff member. The books and dvd's will be processed and out on the shelf as soon as possible! In the meantime, here's a sneak peek to get you excited:

The Peanut-Free Cafe, by Gloria Koster

The Peanut-Free Cafe tells the story of Simon, who refuses to eat anything but 4 foods, including peanut butter. Then Grant, a new kid comes to Simon's school, and they have so much in common - they're both great at math, and they both love Dirt Bike Rodents. But, Grant is allergic to peanuts, and he is forced to sit apart from the other students at lunch who have peanut butter in their lunches. Will Simon, and the rest of children of Nutley school, find a way to share their lunchtime with their new friend Grant?

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