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The Boys Free Choice Book Club is a one-of-a-kind book group for boys in 3rd- 6th grade.  We read whatever we want and then once a month get together for discussions, reviews, extension activities and snacks.  Watch this video to see what we have been reading (click on the box in the bottom, right corner to view in full screen).  New members can sign-up this fall.


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Happy Birthday, Robert Munsch!!

Robert Munsch was born on June 11, 1945 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in a family with nine kids.  Although he struggled in school, he enjoyed writing poetry since elementary school.  While studying to become a Jesuit priest, he  worked in an orphange, where he discovered his love for working with children.  Munsch later decided not to become a priest but continued to work with children in a day care.  It was there that he developed his talents for storytelling.  Munsch now lives in Canada with his wife and has published over 50 books, including the best selling title, LOVE YOU FOREVER.  Learn more about Robert Munsch and his books at robertmunsch.com.  Then check out one of the his titles at the library.    Our favorites include:

We share everything!

Stephanie's ponytail

Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni!!



Dutch author, Leo Lionni was born in 1910.  Inspired by his  frequent visits to the art museums of Amsterdam, Lionni  taught himself to draw at a young age.  Although he earned a doctoral degree in economics, he spent his early career working in advertising and writing for magazines, such as Fortune.   It wasn't until Lionni was almost 50 years old that he started writing for children.  He wrote over forty children's books and received four Caldecott Honors.  In celebration of this  beloved author's May birthday, please check out any of his titles during your next visit to the library.  Some of our favorites include:



Little Blue and Little Yellow





Boys Book Club



Space is still available in this brand new book club for boys in 3rd grade and up.  Each participant will read whatever they choose---fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazine, etc.  Monthly meetings will include discussion,                      extension activities and snacks. 

Thursdays at 6:30pm

 April 10th, May 8th, June 12th

Contact Librarian, Amy Chesman for more information:

634-4997 ext. 121 or [email protected]

A.A. Milne


                                                            Happy Birthday A.A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the most charming characters in children's literature.  His adventures were inspired by the author's real life son, Christopher Robin and his stuffed dolls; Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tiger, Kanga and little Roo.  Celebrate A.A. Milne's birthday on January 18th, by revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood as you share these enchanting tales with your family.  The library has many titles in fiction, picture book, and easy reader.  Our favorites include:

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

When we were very young

Now we are six

The house at Pooh Corner

Author's December Birthday


 Jan Brett is a beloved children's author and illustrator.  In honor of her birthday this month, visit the website www.janbrett.com.  Here you can read about Ms. Brett's life, career, and inspiration.  Learn about her books and the personal stories behind them.  Find printable coloring pages, cards and games, along with computer games and email cards.  "How to draw" videos are also available.  Ideas for activities can be used at home or in the classroom.  After you have explored the website, come to the library and check out our large selection of Jan Brett titles.  Favorites include:

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale

Gingerbread Baby

Website of the Month


The Book Whisperer

Website of the Month



Highlights has a wonderful website with many of the magazine's features that you have always loved:

PLAY Hidden pictures, games, sudoku, puzzles, matching and jokes

READ Stories, articles, and poetry

MAKE Recipes, science experiments, and crafts

SHARE  your art work, science questions



Website of the Month


Marvel Kids

On August 1st 1962, Marvel Comics introduced a new character.............SPIDERMAN.  Fifty-one years later, kids are still fascinated by Spiderman.  Go to the Marvel Kids website to learn fun facts about Spidey and his superhero friends-- Ironman, Captain America, Hulk, Falcon, Thor, and Wolverine.  While you're there, read digital comic books, play fun games, color and draw your favorite characters in action.   Then come to the library and check out our superhero collection, including picture books, early readers, paperback series, and graphic novels.  We've got it all!


Website of the Month

July's Website


The library's summer reading program is in full swing!  As you 'Dig In', you might just bump into a few unexpected creatures.  Check out Enchanted Learning's website to learn more about these burrowing animals that live underground, such as ants, cicadas, badgers, groundhogs, moles, woodchucks, and many more.  Interesting details include each animal's anatomy, diet and habitat as well as printable pictures to color.  Want to learn even more?  Come on in and browse the library's non-fiction shelves for these titles:

The secret lives of burrowing beasts by Sara Swan Miller (J 591.5648MIL)

Under the ground by Pascale de Bougoing (J 591.564BOU)

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