Library Closed - Staff Development Day
The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 14th for Staff Development Day.
Book discussion will commence at 4pm on the lower level, the main floor will remain closed to the public.
December Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 6:00pm in the Library's Meeting Room.
Children & Parents
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Children & Tween New Items
From Shore to Ocean Floor
From sandy beaches to mysterious, inky depths, this beautiful book is the story of ocean exploration, from shore to ocean floor.
Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake (the Questioneers Book #6)
A new addition to the bestselling Questioneers chapter book series, starring Aaron Slater, Illustrator!
Zookeeper Fred loves snakes, but his favorite is a tiny green snake named Vern. Vern is sneaky and constantly tries to hide in Fred's lunch. When Vern gets loose in the zoo and lands atop a boy's head, it's trouble!
A few citizens demand that all the snakes must go and the Mayor closes the zoo until the City Council decides what to do. Is Vern a menace? Are the snakes a danger to society? Or a valuable resource for everyone? Who gets to decide?
The Questioneers need all their talents to help Zookeeper Fred, but in the end, it's Aaron's art which leads the way.
Stick and Stone on the Go
Two stories in one graphic novel perfect for beginning readers, based on the bestselling Stick and Stone series by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld. For fans of the Narwhal series and Baloney and Friends.
Stick would go anywhere with his best friend, especially if they're planning a picnic. But when picnics involve lemons and bees and caves, Stone's not so sure . . .
Join Stick and Stone as they go spelunking. Accompany them as they meet all sorts of new friends, including a big, fluffy monster!
And laugh along with them in this new graphic novel series starring two best buddies who know that exploring is always more fun when you're together. Each story has a fun activity to make you feel part of the action.
Don't miss Stick and Stone's picture book adventures:
- Stick and Stone
- Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever!
Plus don't miss the young graphic novels:
- Stick and Stone Explore and More
- Stick and Stone on the Go
The Hospital Book
Going to the hospital can be strange and scary, but this book will comfort and reassure even the youngest patient.
When a little girl develops a bad stomach ache, it’s time to go to the hospital. We follow her experience from arrival through diagnosis, anesthesia, and recovery
Lisa Brown is a graphic novelist as well as a picture book creator whose talents inform the design of this book chock full of speech bubbles that will delight kids and parents alike. This is a funny, accessible, and above all comforting tale of a very scary experience in the life of any child.
With illustrations brimming with action reminiscent of Richard Scarry, Lisa Brown once again creates a story full of humor and empathy that will delight and comfort most any kid fearful about a hospital visit. Fans of her hugely successful The Airport Book will instantly recognize the girl and her family.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Dear Mr. G
A gentle and moving story about an intergenerational friendship between a young child and their neighbor told through a series of letters, for fans of Ida, Always.
When Jackson's soccer ball accidentally lands in his neighbor's rose bush, he thinks he's ruined Mr. Graham's roses forever. So he quickly writes a letter to Mr. Graham that blossoms into a marvelous friendship. Jackson writes letters, highlighting the everyday moments to make them feel larger than life, and Mr. G keeps writing back until the very end of his life, encouraging Jackson to live each day to the fullest.
This breathtakingly beautiful epistolary story shows the strength of letter-writing and intergenerational bonds. The text is accompanied by tender and evocative artwork to remind us that even as seasons change, our loved ones always stay in our hearts.
One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth
Take a magical ride around the globe to see the wonders of a single moment in a story illuminating our precious and fragile natural world.
Our planet is always turning. It may be midnight in London, but in different time zones other living things are waking up, ready to hunt or feed or fight. As the clock strikes twelve, two sisters are spirited away on a journey to glimpse, in the span of a moment, extraordinary biodiversity: a mother polar bear and her cubs hunting seals in Svalbard, tiny turtles in India following the moon toward the sea, and enormous whale sharks gulping plankton in the Philippines. Quietly profound, this glowing tribute to the natural world—and reminder of its fragility—blends accessible science, lyricism, sweeping artwork, and a call for climate awareness into an ideal companion book for Earth Day, or any wondrous day on Earth.
What to Do with a Stick
original artworkIn this last installment of Jane Yolen's trio of books about ordinary objects with extraordinary uses, the humble stick is lauded as "a sword to tame monsters of dread" and "an oar for a rowboat in puddle or pond," among other imaginative functions. As with most things, though, it fulfills its truest purpose when combined with others: what can be made with a stick, a box, and a string? "Music that goes with ... everything!"
Spare, simple, funny, and perfect for preschoolers, the saga of a cat who doesn't show up for dinner and the little girl who wishes she knew where he might be--but the reader knows!
In this lost pet story with a fun, comforting twist, a little girl worries about her missing cat, Fred, while the reader gets a behind-the-scenes view of where he is and what he's doing--having adventures!
While the text tells the girl's side of the story, wordless pictures reveal what Fred is up to: driving a car, sunning at a resort, and traveling in Egypt, China, and the Alps. Fred even meets some friendly space aliens, who eventually help him get back home to reunite with the little girl he's been missing too.
Spare text and cheery, action-filled illustrations make this a satisfying adventure that's perfect for very young cat lovers and their grown-ups--or anyone who needs reassuring when someone they love is away.
Don't Touch That Flower!
Perfect for fans of Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms, the spring-themed companion to the New York Times bestseller The Leaf Thief!
"Hello brand new day.
Hello lovely leaves.
Nice to see you back."
Spring is here and today a flower has sprung to life. But when Squirrel becomes too protective of it, Bird shows Squirrel the right way to let flowers blossom and grow.
Pick up Don't Touch That Flower if you are looking for:
- A classic read for ages 4 and up
- Picture books that are ideal for your classroom, homeschool curriculum, and more!
- Seasonal and educational stories about the changing seasons
The Sea of Terror
Join Tim and his friends on a treacherous journey across the seas in the laugh-out-loud funny, highly illustrated third book of the New York Times bestselling Once Upon a Tim series from Spy School author Stuart Gibbs.
After helping Princess Grace foil the villainous Prince Ruprecht—twice!—junior knights Tim, Belinda, and Ferkle are on a new quest—this time to recover the Queen of Merryland’s precious golden fleece (and more importantly, the protective amulet in its pocket) from the Kingdom of Dinkum. The safety of all Merryland depends upon them.
But first, they must face the deadly Sea of Terror and the dastardly perils it contains. Tim and his friends will have to use every ounce of bravery, valor, and intelligence they possess to navigate the treacherous waters—or else risk becoming flotsam on the waves.
Escape from Grimstone Manor (Monsterious, Book 1)
Here's the first book in the series of terrifying tales that combine monsters + mysteries, perfect for fans of Goosebumps.
“Spine-chilling and creepy!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
In a mansion on a hill,
lived a man no one could kill.
Raised the dead with magic dark
to rule the world and make his mark.
Zari has always been fascinated by creepy stories about Hezekiah Crawly, the real-life inspiration behind her local amusement park's haunted house attraction, so she's thrilled when her friends Mateo and Taylor agree to go on the last ride of the day before the park closes.
But when the ride breaks down, the three get trapped inside the haunted house for the night! As if that weren't scary enough, the kids stumble onto a hidden staircase leading to a dark, cobwebbed crypt that doesn't seem like part of the ride—and by the looks of it, they aren't alone down there. Is it possible the stories about Hezekiah Crawly and his monstrous experiments are true? And if so, can Zari, Mateo and Taylor make it through the night in one piece?
A moving middle grade story by Anica Mrose Rissi that will appeal to readers who loved The Thing about Jellyfish and Hello, Universe, about the enduring bond between twins: Anders, who has recently died, and Lily, who has to balance her grief and confusion with a brother who isn't quite gone--and how to navigate a world that is moving forward without him.
Of course Anders wasn't lonely in the afterlife. He still, like always, had Lily.
Lily doesn't believe in making wishes. Not anymore. Not since Anders died.
Wishes can't fix the terrible thing that happened. Wishing won't change how it feels.
But Lily does believe in the impossible. She has a secret so extraordinary, so magical, no one would believe that it's true.
No one except Anders, of course.
Nothing about this summer is turning out how Lily would have wished. But wishes, like seasons, can change.
People call you a wallflower.
Sometimes they call you shy. Sometimes they call you quiet, or maybe even scared. People think these are bad things, because sometimes they are LOUD.
But you are happy just the way you are. And maybe you don't need to learn to be loud, they just need to learn to listen.
Mackenzie Joy beautifully pairs her gorgeous illustrations with minimalist text in this heartwarming book that doesn't just acknowledge shy children, but celebrates them--because every wallflower deserves their chance to grow.
The Greedy Worm
From celebrated illustrator Jeff Newman comes a delightfully funny wordless picture book about a very greedy worm, a very large apple, and the importance of sharing with friends.
The greedy worm has his eye on a very big apple and he does NOT want to share with any of the other hungry bugs. In fact he eats the whole thing himself in one giant chomp to keep them away. But when a bird starts eyeing the now plump (and sluggish) greedy worm, he’ll need those bugs he snubbed to keep the feaster from becoming the feast. And he might just learn a thing or two about sharing in the process…
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Britannica Elementary School(K to 6th Grade) Edition
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