I was saddened to hear of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s death this month. She was a humorous author of adult and children’s books. Working in the children’s department, I was aware and appreciative of humorous books like Little Pea and Little Hoot and inspirational books like The Wonder Book and even Uni the Unicorn which has a sweet message about the importance of imagination and staying childlike as long as possible. Her kids books are clever, unique, and often funny. In 2010, her book Duck! Rabbit! was read at the White House for their Easter Celebration. Her adult bo
Did you know that our library has Young Adult versions of popular nonfiction. They are specifically edited for Teens, younger readers, and those looking for a less lengthy book. Some examples are Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, Quiet Power by Susan Cain, Elon Musk and the Quest For a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and more. There is also a Young Readers edition of I Am Malala in the Children’s Biography section. Teens as well as adults looking for a more concise and quicker read can enjoy these versions that are almost all written by the orig
There is a new version of Pete’s Dragon that just came out on DVD and Blu-Ray (the original came out in 1977). It’s a heartwarming story and the dragon, Elliot, is very sweet when interacting with the main character, Pete. The very beginning of the movie is sad in that Pete loses both his parents in an accident when he is with them on a car trip. But as with most Disney movies, all turns out well in the end. The young actor who plays Pete, Oakes Fegley, is a truly amazing talent, and the movie also stars Bryce Dallas Howard (of Jurassic World) and Robert Redford. Our library also h
No matter the weather outside, it will be “Tee”-shirt weather inside for our 3rd annual Mini-Golf at the Library during Irish Fest on March 4th from 11-3p. You don’t need the Luck of the Irish or a “driving” ambition, just “swing” on by to have a “par-tee” for the whole family. That you’ll have a great time is just a “fore”-gone conclusion. These golf puns may be “driving” you crazy, but “putt” that aside and join us for a “slice” of enjoyment “on the green”!
Our library is very happy to have several really fun book series in the Beginning Chapter Books, or “Crossover” category. These types of books are excellent for kids looking to read something a little more challenging than beginning readers but not quite as challenging as chapter books like Magic Tree House and/or Junie B. Jones, etc. These ‘Crossover’ books have chapters that are the right length to keep interest, and content and words that aren’t too challenging while offering just enough difficulty for progression. There are also still interesting illustrations
The Series of Unfortunate Events started out as a popular book series by Lemony Snicket before it became a movie and then a series on NetFlix. If you haven’t read them yet, the library has all 13 unlucky books in the series. We also have many other mystery series, if that is your thing. Here are a few mysterious suggestions: The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart The Chasing Vermeer series by Blue Balliett The Swindle series by Gordon Korman (quirky and funny as well) …Or if you liked the humor that was in Lemony Snicket’s book series or just humorous b
Wednesday, February 15th @ 6:30, join us at the library to celebrate Mo Willem’s birthday! Author of the Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, and of course Pigeon books, Mo Willems has been entertaining children everywhere with his vibrant illustrations and quick wit. Don’t let the Pigeon have all the fun, come celebrate too!
Did you know that January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day? It isn’t just a random holiday, it is in honor of A. A. Milne’s birthday who is the author of the Winnie the Pooh stories. (A. A. stands for Allan Alexander). The Children’s Department has various Disney books including Winnie the Pooh easy picture books, beginning readers, the original chapter books, and also many DVDs. There is also a book entitled Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker. It is a sweet story about how Winnie was “adopted” by a soldier and veterinarian
Come and join us at the library after hours to celebrate the eve before The Eve – New Year’s Eve that is – at 6:00 p.m. on December 30th. They’ll be dancing, games, refreshments, and more! What better to way to start the partying early! Don’t forget to sign up. Happy New Year’s everyone!