Saturday, May 30, 2015

Super Surprise Books

I've been having a blast putting together youth surprise books!  The books are shelved between Easy Readers and Junior Nonfiction:

  • Board Books are in blue bags.
  • Picture Books are in red bags.
  • Junior Fiction Books are wrapped in white paper.

Young Adult surprise books are on top of the YA stacks.  
If you're like me and not the best with surprises, give the Junior Fiction and Young Adult books a try.  The opening line(s) from the book are on top of the wrapped book!

Summer reading kicks off this Monday, June 1, and surprise books are great ways to add to your summer reading log.

See you in the library!

Madeline Jarvis
Youth Services Librarian

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Summer Reading sneak peak

Even the books are getting excited for this year's Summer Reads theme!  Here's a sneak peak of some of the books dressed up in the Junior Fiction section:

Of course, these books can still be checked out!

Did I miss a favorite hero?  Let me know!

-Madeline Jarvis
Youth Services Librarian

Monday, May 4, 2015

Star Wars Day

Visit the library, you will...

Have you seen the Star Wars material at the library?  Ranging from board books to cookbooks, DVDs to dictionaries, we have you covered!  It's tough to narrow down such a variety for a blog post, but I think the force is especially strong in these titles:

 Darth Vader and Son
I was laughing out loud at Prairie Lights when I first saw this book!  What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a loving dad trying to keep a mischievous son in line?  The fun continues in Vader's Little Princess and Good Night, Darth Vader.

 Wookie Cookies
I think I'll make some Crazy Cantina Chili for supper this week... or should I go for Boba Fett-uccine?  This cookbook is fun for any aged chef!

 Lego dictionary
This won't surprise anyone who played with our poetry bricks last month, but we are Lego lovers at the library!  I love this guide to the Lego interpretation of Star Wars.  (Big siblings be warned -- as I flipped through this book, I could practically hear the sounds of my little brothers digging through their Lego bins early Saturday mornings!)

 A New Hope
Of course, the film that started it all. Even if you are not a sci fi fan, the tale of an ambitious farmhand on a galaxy-saving mission will have your heart pumping in overdrive.

Interested in finding other titles?  Search the subjects "Star Wars films" or "Star Wars fiction," or keywords "Star Wars" (be warned -- a keyword search will not be as specific as a subject search, so it will turn up other great materials that are not affiliated with a galaxy far, far, away).  Or, ask a librarian for help!

May the Fourth be with you!

Madeline Jarvis
Youth Services Librarian

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Thank You Ely!

Thank you to everyone who donated books, set up the book sale, baked cinnamon rolls, put out the garage sale signs, advertised the city wide sales, worked the used book sale and cleaned up after the book sale! (I hope I am not forgetting anyone!)  We had beautiful weather and great sales!