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Youth Services Librarian I's blog

Non-Fiction Audiobooks

Mon, 02/25/2013

 Moonbird by Phillip Hoose is the true story of a banded shorebird that has traveled the distance equivalent to a trip to the moon and halfway back in his lifetime. The band on his leg reads B95 and that is how he is identified.

Newbery Award

Thu, 02/07/2013

The American Library Association has announced the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a  book that is determined to be the most

Book Discussion

Thu, 12/27/2012

Join us to discuss a book that could possibly win the American Library Association's Newbery Award for distinguished literature. In Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau who washed ashore as an infant in a tiny town in North Carolina searches for answers when her adopted parent is implicated in a murder.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7

Mon, 11/12/2012

The seventh book in the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney will be released on Tuesday November 13th.  The Third Wheel is filled with Greg Hefley's humorous diary entries and drawings. You will learn a little about life before Greg was born and later about how a Valentine Dance creates unusual problems for him.

Mock Newbery Book Discussion

Fri, 08/17/2012

Every year the American Library Association chooses a children's book of outstanding literary quality to be awarded the Newbery Medal. At the Mock Newbery Book Discussions participants read 2012 books that have been receiving starred reviews and have a strong chance of winning the medal. If you are in grades 4-7, register at the Youth Services Desk  to join us on Wednesday September 12 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Back to School

Fri, 08/17/2012

Getting ready to go back to school? Stop at the display in the Youth Service Department where bunches of books on the topic are displayed. In one of the books Mr. President Goes to School by Rick Walton, the President is tired of all the problems to be solved.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Thu, 08/02/2012

Dog Days by Jeff Kinney, the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, comes to the movie screen in theatres on Friday August 3rd. Looking for a good laugh, pick up one of the books in the series and read the hilarious diary entries of middle-schooler Greg Heffley.

The Kane Chronicles

Thu, 05/03/2012

The third book in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan, The Serpent's Shadow was released on May 1st.

Caldecott Medal

Sat, 02/04/2012

The Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to an illustrator for the most distinguished American picture book, was announced in January.

Grow a Reader

Tue, 11/29/2011
Display of early literacy kits

We are pleased to announce a new collection of educational games and toys to help develop your child's early literacy skills. The Grow a Reader kits are designed to elicit verbal play, develop vocabulary, build letter knowledge, practice narrations skills and increase phonological awareness in a playful and fun way.