Tag: Book Discussion

Book Genie: Reading Recommendations from our own Youth Librarian

Not sure what to read next? Are you struggling with a reluctant reader at home? Our youth librarian is offering reading recommendations for kids and teens (Grades K-12) tailored to each individual reader. FIND THE BOOK GENIE HERE. And just in time, we are offering Take-Out at the library! If you want physical copies of the titles, you can call the library or put the books on hold online.… Read more

Homeschool Help

Everyone may be feeling a little stuck right now. These are difficult times to navigate, and even harder to take on a role that you may have not been expecting, like a caregiver, teacher, or solo online explorer. Here are some resources that can help boost your homeschool curriculum, or expand your horizons while you’re stuck at home.   Homeschool Tools: Storyline Online (All your favorite celebrities read all your… Read more

April StayCation 2020

April Vacation 2020 is unlike any we’ve ever experienced, but we’re going to make it awesome anyway! We have lots of virtual and IRL events for families to enjoy from home every day of the week. Stay tuned to our events calendar to sign up for these events. For all live Zoom calls, chat room links and passwords will be sent out to members on the event sign up list.… Read more

T/ween Book Voting is Here!

  Teens and tweens: Make your voice heard! Check out the nominated titles for this year’s Great Stone Face, Flume and Isinglass awards. Nomination and voting is all t/ween-run. So seize your moment and pick your winner!       The Isinglass Award (Gr 7-8)  Check out the nominees and vote HERE. ISINGLASS nominees that can be found online through Overdrive: Saints and Misfits Gunslinger Girl Refugee Librarian of Auschwitz… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 @6:30pm

unwindThe book of the month is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. However, a loophole allows parents to retroactively get rid of a teenager through a process called ‘unwinding.”Three teens defy the system and run away from their unwinding: Connor, a rebel… Read more

Library Buddies starts March 12th! Register Now (Grades K-3 and Grades 6-12)

libbuddies “Library Buddies” is one of the events that has been bursting at the seams for over 15 years.  This crowd-pleasing event will be happening for 7 consecutive weeks on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm beginning March 12th and ending on April 23rd. Each week teens (youth in grades 6-12) will be assigned to little buddies (kindergarten age through grade 3).  Library buddies will read or be read to for the first 30… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @6:30pm

restartThe book of the month is Restart by Gordon Korman. Chase’s memory just went out the window.Chase doesn’t remember falling off the roof. He doesn’t remember hitting his head. He doesn’t, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.He knows he’s Chase. But who is Chase? When he… Read more

Healthy Cookbook Club ~ @ 6:30pm (Registration Required) 2/24/2020

Do you enjoy cooking and trying new recipes? If so, why not join our Healthy Cookbook Club that meets once a month on a Monday evening. The club chooses a different healthy cookbook to dive into for the month. Members check out a copy of the cookbook and spend time trying out the various recipes at home. When the group gathers the next month, we discuss the various recipes and… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @6:30pm

soldThe book of the month is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @6:30pm

night diaryThe book of the month is The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.    It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it’s too dangerous to stay… Read more