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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate
AR Level:  3.6; AR Points:  4.0; 2015 Sequoyah Masterlist and recipient of John Newbery Medal
Ivan the silverback gorilla lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade.  He long ago accepted his life away from the jungle, and he, an elephant named Stella, and a stray dog named Bob live according to the routine of the show.  One day a baby elephant named Ruby arrives at the Big Top Mall.  When Stella gets sick, Ivan promises to look after Ruby.  Ivan is determined to get Ruby to the place where good humans make amends, the one place she can live with other elephants in safety--- the zoo.  But what can the gorilla do from inside his cage? 
Inspired by the true story of Ivan's journey from mall to zoo.


Experience Baby Story Time in Shawnee

Baby Story Time is back at the Shawnee Public Library, with editions of the popular program for some of the library’s youngest patrons set for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 28, at the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

The programs feature stories, music, bounces, rhymes and interaction activities for babies and their caregivers. Activities are geared to children between 6 and 30 months of age.

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Shawnee offers mornings of creative kids movement

“Wiggle Your Nose and Touch Your Toes” with several upcoming creative movement programs for children at the Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to the library’s Community Room at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the next three months, on Sept. 18, Oct. 16, and Nov. 20.

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Shawnee hosts Preschool Story Times on Tuesdays

The Shawnee Public Library welcomes its youngest readers to experience stories and more at its Preschool Story Times.

Story Times take place twice on Tuesdays, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., from September through November on Tuesdays the library is open.

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