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Youth Library News February 2017
Summer Reading is coming up soon! Registration begins June 5th. The “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program will last around 5 weeks, ending on July 10th. An End of Summer Reading Program party/bbq will be held after the conclusion of the program to celebrate all of the reading that participants did during the duration of the program. Prizes will be awarded for hours read by participants throughout the program. A Giant Jenga game will be available to play at the library anytime during the summer reading program. We will be holding a “Touch a Truck Petting Zoo” where you can come look at, and touch, some fun construction equipment, find out how it works and what it does! The library will also be hosting the LEGO Guy this summer! Call or come in to the library for details.
A Year Full of Stories: 366 Stories and Poems by Georgie Adams, Little Brown Bear and the Bundle of Joy by Jane Dyer, Thomas Raccoon’s Fantastic Airshow by Shintaro Maeda, Patulous the Prairie Rattlesnake by Jonathan Kahn, Froggy’s Day with Dad by Jonathan London, Dora’s Chilly Day by Ellen Rosebrough, Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Mary Man-Kong, Truck Trouble (Easy reader) by Angela Royston, The Spooky Scavenger Hunt by Craig Bartlett, Curious George Plays Soccer by Margret & H.A. Rey’s, Thankful by Eileen Spinelli, The Tale of Kitty-In=Boots by Beatrix Potter, How to Raise a Mom by Jean Reagan, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? By Brianna Caplan Sayres,
NOTHING THIS ROUND...
STORY TIME WITH MISS LACEY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 10 AM. THIS USUALLY INCLUDES BOOKS, SMALL VIDEOS, A CRAFT AND SNACK. COME ON OVER FOR A VISIT :)
CRAFT CLASS IS ON EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL.
Sydney has always felt invisible. She’s grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world. Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time. There’s effervescent Layla, who constantly falls for the wrong guy, Rosie, who’s had her own fall from grace, and Mrs. Chatham, who even though ailing is the heart of the family. But it’s with older brother Mac-quiet, watchful, and protective-that Sydney finally feels seen, really seen, at last. Saint Anything is Sarah Dessen’s deepest and most psychologically probing novel yet, telling an engrossing story of a girl discovering friendship, love and herself.
In The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before her leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when he suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway-the land of the midnight sun-determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the Arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself and make it safely home.
The Trials of Apollo The Dark Prophecy (book 2) by Rick Riordan. Go west. Capture Apollo before he can find the next oracle. If you cannot bring him to me alive, kill him. Those were the orders by old enemy Nero had given to Meg McCaffery. But why would an ancient Roman emperor zero in on Indianapolis? And now that I have made it her (still in the embarrassing form of Lester Papadopoulos), where is Meg? Meg my demigod master, is a cantankerous street urchin. She betrayed me to Nero back at Camp Half-Blood. And while I’m mortal, she can order me to do anything…even kill myself. Despite all this, if I have a chance of prying her away from her villainous stepfather, I have to try. But I’m new to this heroic-quest business, and my father, Zeus, stripped me of all my godly powers. Oh, the indignities and pain I have already suffered! Untold humiliation, impossible time limits, life-threatening danger…Shouldn’t there be a reward at the end of each completed task? Not just more deadly quests? I vow that if I ever regain my godhood, I will never again send a poor mortal on a quest. Unless it is really important. And unless I am sure the mortal can handle it. And unless I am pressed for time…or I really just don’t feel like doing it myself. I will be much kinder and more generous than everyone is being to me-especially that sorceress Calypso. What does Leo see in her, anyway?
Summoner, book three, The Battlemage, by Taran Matharu, the epic conclusion to the New York Times-Bestselling trilogy! Fletcher and his classmates from Vocans Academy-including the elf Sylva and the dwarf Othello-travel through the ether, where they must pursue a morally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace. As he leads a small army of soldiers, Fletcher will face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher loves.