Silver Bay Library receives Lake Superior Day giftThe Lake Superior Binational Forum donated four books about Lake Superior to the Silver Bay Public Library as part of its annual Lake Superior Day celebration activities.
The Lake Superior Binational Forum donated four books about Lake Superior to the Silver Bay Public Library as part of its annual Lake Superior Day celebration activities. Lake Superior Day, held annually around the lake on the third Sunday in July, is a day to acknowledge the importance of the world’s largest freshwater lake to this region’s economy, environment, and quality of life.
In “Gitchi Gumee” (Mackinac Island Press, 2006), nationally acclaimed author Anne Margaret Lewis partnered with award-winning artist Kathy Chaney Fritz to create a unique and elegant children’s picture book describing a 400-year-old legend about the world’s largest freshwater lake. Each colorful illustration expresses the power of the lake in this poetic story about patience and respect.
The children’s room also now has two of the eight books in the very popular Buck Wilder series of nature books for kids. “In The Little Skipper Boating Guide,” Michigan educator Tim Smith cheerfully describes many different kinds of boats, from canoes to freighters, and explains how to boat safely without hurting wildlife or the environment.
Buck Wilder’s “Small Fry Fishing Guide: A Complete Introduction to the World of Fishing for Small Fry of All Ages” is a whimsical and informative guide for the young angler. Readers will learn how to rig a line, hooks, and sinker; choose the best bait or lure to use; be respectful of fish and other wild creatures; and how to have fun while fishing on Lake Superior or inland lakes in a comical Buck Wilder style.
“Lake Superior: Story and Spirit,” by John and Ann Mahan of the Upper Peninsula, produced this 50-minute DVD using their own photography, sound effects and music written and sung by their daughter Jenny Mahan. Through over 300 images, authentic Lake Superior sounds, music and their narration, the Mahans explore the life and spirit of an immense and interconnected ecosystem: natural and human history, storms and shipwrecks, adventure, travel, ecology, spirituality, the interdependent and cooperative creativity of the natural world.