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The library will be closed July 9 to July 25 as we move to our new building. Visit us at 707 Vermont St. starting Saturday, July 26!
Mad Science: Spin, Pop, BoomGrand Opening EventSummer in the City


We have been closed for two and a half weeks, packing and toting and organizing and reorganizing, and then meetings and training, and finally we will be open, on Saturday! In the Youth Services we have acres of beautiful space, vertical acres of windows, new fish tanks, big new office with lots of storage, a dedicated event room, and more. Saturday will be a full day of special events, crafts, music, etc. for the grand opening if you like crowds, finishing off with a movie and food outdoors in the evening. However, I am looking forward to the following days, when things settle down and our old friends and new visitors come in to wander and enjoy the views, toys, books, computers, colored cubbies, and the big cool space.


It Came From the New Shelf! New Non-Fiction

Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons

If you are bored, as the saying goes, look closer. With beautiful close-up photographs of some of nature’s most astounding creations, Curious Critters and Curious Critters Volume 2 will have you doing a double take at that Blue Jay sitting in the driveway. Read More..


Chomp Scat Flush Hoot

Parental units may know that Carl Hiaason writes mysteries for adults, but less known are his good novels for kids about 9 and up. They are intelligent mystery adventures with that Hiaason casual/cutting humor, set in the Florida, all with an environmental/ecological/animal-respecting theme that is not preaching, just the way things are. Read More..


Poetry Outside the Box

Move over, budding poets, a new poet is in the house! Karma Wilson, best known for her outstanding picture books (Bear Feels Sick, etc.) has written a delightful poetry book entitled Outside the Box.  Not only is Outside the Box a very entertaining read, the illustrator is Caldecott Honor winner Diane Goode.   Read More..


It Came From the New Shelf!

Three of the best from our New Picture Book collection:

Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso

Where we go when we disappear? Humans have been pondering this riddle since we developed the capacity Read More..


“Holy Unanticipated Occurrences!”

It all began with a vacuum cleaner, a Ulysses Super-Suction, Multi-Terrain 2000X to be exact, that raced out of control across the neighbor’s lawn and sucked up an unsuspecting squirrel.  Ten-year-old Flora Belle Buckman (super hero comic book aficionado and self-described cynic) who was watching from her bedroom window could only utter “Holy bagumba” Read More..


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