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2023 Summer Reading Program

Smithton Public Library District’s2023 Summer Reading Program FOR AGES 0-100+! Visit the library to sign up the whole family, beginning Monday, May 22, 2023. Everything you need to complete the reading program is in the folder! A few notes: Please read at or above your reading level. When determining your age, please use the age …

Anime with Babies, vol 11

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) PG-13 Summary: The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenager runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They …

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 …

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 …

Inventive YA Novels

Each of the following suggestions is an inventive and original concept with lots of running, hiding, seeking, fighting, and sometimes a little magic. Every Day in particular starts a series with amazing implications for our understanding of time and consciousness. -Cinda The City of Bones | Cassandra Clare Summary: Suddenly able to see demons and …

2022 Award Winners

2022 Illinois Bluestem Award Winners 2022 Monarch Award 2022 Rebecca Caudill Award Winners Check out our Google Sheets document (linked below) to see the titles! These spreadsheets also show you if the library has a physical copy, or if you can get a digital copy through Hoopla or CloudLibrary.

Staff Picks

The links below the groupings direct you to various blog posts featuring the listed titles. Happy Reading! -Jenna Dauer, Smithton Public Library District Library Director Tween (5th grade and up) interests:  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin – 2009 Inspired picture books: Thumpy Feet, by Betsy Lewin – 2013 This is Not …

Banned Books Week 2021

Find a banned, burned, or challenged book available through our library! Banned Books Week My Antoniaby Willa Cather O Pioneers!by Willa Cather Invisible Manby Ralph Ellison Absalom, Absalomby William Faulkner The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald The Lord of the Fliesby William Golding The Wind in the Willowsby Kenneth Grahame For Whom the Bell Tollsby …

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