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Monday, January 14, 2019

Appreciate a Dragon

Dragon.  Just saying the word conjures images in a person's mind.  Dragons are legendary creatures who can be found in myths, legends, literature, song, art, film, toys and even in video games.  They are depicted in various ways: hideous, good, evil, smart, helpful, stubborn, scary, harmless, and ancient.  Some can fly, talk, breathe fire, or communicate telepathically with people or other dragons, while others can't do any of those things.   Dragons can be found in cultures stretching across the globe.

Whether you love them or fear them, dragons have captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.  So much so that every January 16th marks the annual celebration of Appreciate a Dragon Day.  The day was created in 2004 by author Donita K. Paul to honor dragons depicted in popular literature.

The library has lots of books featuring dragons.  Check out the selection we have in Youth Services:

188 Fiction
104 Picture books
78 Non-fiction
62 Easy Readers

There have been many series about dragons.  Here are just a few we have ready to check out on our shelves:

Dragon Keepers                        Unwanted Quests
by Kate Klimo                          by Lisa McMann


Inheritance                               How to Train Your 
by Christopher Paolini             Dragon
                                                 by Cressida Cowell

Eragon and How to Train Your Dragon have film versions you should check out (after reading the book).  Other movies with dragons in them are: Pete's Dragon, Puff the Magic Dragon, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

Consider celebrating "Appreciate a Dragon Day" by reading a book, drawing a picture or enjoying a movie featuring a dragon. You might just find out you really love dragons!

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