Halfway There – Week of 4-11-2021

The last cart of books has been moved into the new part of the library. As you can see, what was once empty is now full and what was once full is now empty… Say goodbye to the old library, the next time you see it, you might not recognize it with its FRESH new appearance!

Phase 2 begins. Renovations and construction on the original library building has started. They are getting to work on the drive-up window and new entrance.

Red Queen – Read It and Rate It

Red Queen Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Mare is just a girl living in a poor village when one day, she discovers she has the power of lightning. Immediately, she is brought into the world of silvers, where their blood is silver and they rule above the common red people. She must pretend to be someone she is not while all the while helping … Read more

Crooked Kingdom – Read It and Rate It

Crooked Kingdom sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The heist continues in the Crooked Kingdom. Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, and Mattias must all work together to overcome the odds and get their money after their heist is a bust, They have to double-cross the entire city of Ketterdam. This book is really exciting and fast-paced and the character interactions are amazing.

List of Things That Will Not Change – book review

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead Juvenile Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Bea’s biological parents are divorced, but she’s accustomed to going between their two households and following a schedule that allows her to spend time with both of them. She keeps a list in her notebook of the “Things That Will Not Change,” and one of them is that her parents still love her and … Read more

Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt Realistic Fiction Tween * * * Stars (Pretty good) Carter Jones and his family have been left the service of a butler in his grandfather’s will (and also an eggplant colored Bentley). Just in time to help them whip their household into order, too. The butler is unforgivingly English and his attempts to instill English ways and sensibilities into the family occasionally meet with some resistance. But, … Read more

My Last Summer with Cass – book review

My Last Summer with Cass by Mark Crilley Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) When they were little, Megan and Cass used to spend part of each summer together at a rental cabin with their parents. Both of them loved art and collaborating on pieces together. When they drew on the wall of the rental, the owner even praised their talent! Cass’ parents end up divorcing and the families stop vacationing … Read more

Here We Grow! Activities Gallery

This is a gallery of photos submitted by teens working towards earning badges for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Check out their marshmallow catapults, Pringles rings, Rube Goldberg machines, craft stick bridges, marble roller coasters, cardboard geodesic domes, Minecraft gardens/libraries, house plants, gardens, and much, much more! Not signed up yet? You can participate in the Challenge via Beanstack, or pick up a paper log at the library. The Challenge runs June 9 – August … Read more

Ink and Bone – book review

Ink and Bone The Great Library #1 by Rachel Caine Fantasy Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Jess’ family sends him to train at the great Library of Alexandria, Jess is thrilled that he’ll be able to indulge in his passion for books and learning, though it puts him into conflict with his family’s shady business (which involves smuggling rare books and the black market). The training is difficult and … Read more