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Summer Reading registration begins June 4th! This year’s theme is LIBRARIES ROCK! We will be doing musical and geological activities throughout the summer, have fun prizes to give away to participants and a party at the end! For more information, call 756-3232 or stop by the library.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME WITH MISS LACEY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 10 AM. READ SOME BOOKS, HAVE A SNACK, AND MAKE A CRAFT! Parents are welcome to relax in the adult reading room with a magazine or book!
It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom are still reeling from his older brother’s gang-related shooting death. Then his mother’s girlfriend brings Lolly a gift: two enormous bags of Legos. Lolly always loves Legos, following the instructions exactly. With a pile of blocks and no instructions, he must find his own way. The pressure to join a “crew,” like his brother, is always there. But building a Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world. The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.
After Will’s brother, Shawn, is shot, he knows the next steps. Don’t cry. Don’t snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in a lift with Shawn’s gun, determined to follow The Rules. Then the lift doors open and Shawn’s friend walks in…a friend who isn’t supposed to be there. Can Will’s short journey to street level change everything? Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.
Thou Shalt Kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe by Neal Shusterman.
Al The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might die, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find--something to keep him here, and alive, and awake. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground—it’s unclear who saves whom. And when the unlikely pair teams up on a class project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, they go, as Finch says, where the road takes them: the grand, the small, the bizarre, the beautiful, the ugly, the surprising—just like life. Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself-a bold, funny, live-out-loud guy, who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet forgets to count the days and starts living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse. Find her. Before the Nazis do. Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days finding and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, nights hiding the true nature of her work form her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the German army invaded. Her illegal work keeps her family afloat, and Hanneke also likes to think of it a s a small act of rebellion against the Nazis. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants her to find meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman’s frantic plea to find a person: a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen has been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such a dangerous task but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations—where the only way out is through.
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Our next after school painting will be May 2nd. We will be painting the picture to the left. A welcome sign with sunflowers. The kids will be learning new techniques like using charcoal paper. The class size is limited so make sure you talk to Miss Cindy and get on the list if you want to join us. The ages are 9 - 18 and only 10 spots available.
AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT GRADES K-6 EVERY WED SCHOOL IS IN SESSION