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New Children's & Adults Books in Grace's Library!

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Worry, Worry, Worry! 
Do you know someone who worries and has trouble overcoming anxiety? With the school year soon approaching, many children worry about uncertainty and the new changes ahead. Recently in Sunday school, our children learned to turn to God with their worries. But sometimes children also need more concrete strategies to deal with their anxiety. 

Our Grace UMC’s Library has recently added two children’s books that help guide parents, teachers, and counselors on anxiety, which is considered the number one cause of health problems in America. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine written by Julia Cook, along with the supplementary activity guide, gives ideas on how to guide children through anxiety reduction strategies, and give them the tools they need to feel more in control of their anxiety. Another recently added book to our library is  What to Do When You Worry Too Much, A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety written by Dawn Huebner, Ph.D. This book guides children and parents through techniques most often used to treat anxiety. The techniques are based on three principals known as containment, externalization, and competing demands. It is an interactive self-help book that helps empower children to overcome their worries.

Our library contains a variety of interesting novels, shelved on the east wall. We encourage you to check out the section on the east wall for a “great read." One of the newest acquired novels is Lori Benton’s Many Sparrows. Set in early American times, we learn of the hardships of covered wagon travel with all one’s worldly goods from Virginia to the western regions of our “New Land” to seek a new life. 

In this story, two serious setbacks occurred along the way. The need for the male family member to turn back to Ohio to his Uncle’s farm and the female family member continuing on with the wagon train and giving birth in the wilds with the assistance of a friendly Indian tribal leader.