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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/19/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…


Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson and illustrated by Laura Rankin

Lego Man In Space: A True Story by Mara Shaughnessy

Happy birthday!

My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza

A Special Gift For Granny by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Are The Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton and illustrated by Russell Ayto


House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen


Alvin Ho: Allergic To Babies, Burglars, And Other Bumps In The Night by Lenore Look and illustrated by Leuyen Pham

Here comes the monster.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Princess Academy: Palace Of Stone by Shannon Hale

The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

Its her party and she will be mean if she wants to.

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider


A story of Albert Einstein.

On A Beam Of Light: The Story Of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon

Dangerous habitats.

A Strange Place To Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Ed Young

First Big Book Of Space by Catherine D. Hughes and illustrated by David A. Aguilar

The Negro League All-Star game of 1934.

Stars In The Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game Of 1934 by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Crocodile Hunters! – And More True Stories Of Adventures With Animals by Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

How To Negotiate Everything by David Spellman with Lisa Lutz and illustrated by Jaime Temairik

What the Hubble telescope saw.

Space, Stars, And The Beginning Of Time: What The Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:





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Upcoming library programs.

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Just a reminder…

We’ll be hosting a Beginning Genealogy discussion on Thursday, Feb. 16. The discussion will be from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the library itself and you will need to register beforehand.

If you would like to register then please send us an email at and put “Beginning Genealogy” in the subject line. Please register by Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 4 PM.

For more information please check out our previous post about our Beginning Genealogy session or send us an email.

Please don’t ever forget that February is Black History Month! We would like to take this month to highlight, suggest, and remind you of the many print and electronic resources here at the library that may be of interest to anyone researching, learning, or just reacquainting themselves with African-American culture and history.

We’re hoping to do several different programs during this month but we’d like to especially invite our younger patrons to come to our usual Story Time, which is every Monday at 10 AM. During every Story Time in February we’ll be learning about different African American achievements and contributions to American history.

We’d like to encourage local teens to tune in as the library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week from March 4 to 10, 2012. We’ll be joining thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, “Geek Out @ your library.”

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators, and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is quite simply to ensure that young adults are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to take advantage of the technology at libraries for education and recreation, and to recognize how important it is to achieve a greater digital literacy.

More details to come but we are looking to do several activities for any young adults interested in participating, plus we’re always open to suggestions or interested in anyone willing to volunteer their time.

For more information on the national initiative, check out ALA/YALSA’s website for Teen Tech Week.

Oh, and let’s not forget to mention…

Our puzzle’s coming along pretty nicely. It looks like The Starry Night is finding a few more of its stars, as it were, but we can always use more help.

Stop on by and help us out with it, when you get a chance. And keep checking back here for more information on Teen Tech Week and Beginning Genealogy and other upcoming library programs.