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Winter Reading Program

Warm up with a good book! December 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. Patrons can visit the library to register in-person and pick up a reading log. Additional Reading Logs can be downloaded here.  Age groups: 0-5 6-12 13+ How it Works Registration for youth and adults begins Thursday, December 1, 2022 and the program …

Exploring Native American Perspectives

Keepunumuk – Weeachuman’s Thanksgiving Story by Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, and Alexis Bunten Summary: Consider sharing this story with your children.  It is a more accurate accounting of what many Americans call Thanksgiving and Native Americans refer to as a day of mourning. Recommendation: It is time to refresh this story, allowing the First Peoples’ …

Favorites from Anywhere

I thought I was pulling together a selection of works not at all alike each other… but no, I really do like my adventure stories with moral or ethical consequences. Read The Count of Monte Cristo aloud – the language is musical. Island of the Blue Dolphins might need note taking or drawings of the …

Go-To Childhood Novels

Remembering my favorite go-to books of childhood, I was fortunate to have a lot of reading time when visiting my grandparents who had amazing ‘old’ collections of work I’d never heard of. They loved providing animal stories like Riki-Tiki-Tavi and the following. I was well acquainted with the Disney movies of these first two before …

Young Jenna’s Favorite Chapter Books

Library Director Jenna Dauer remembers Junior Fiction chapter books from her childhood. Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare Summary: Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. …

Young Jenna’s Favorite PICTURE BOOKS

Library Director Jenna Dauer reminisces about five memorable books from her childhood. Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein Summary: A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return. Reminisce: I tested on this book for Accelerated Reader and I remember …