Looking for that perfect book, one you can’t put down? Now add carnival life, ghosts, a dog, a pig and an amazing young girl named Bee. Now you have the making of such a book. Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco is that title. Beatrice, known as Bee, is an orphan living in a traveling carnival show. She and her caretaker, Pauline, live in the back of one Read More..
You’ve heard the expression “Dog is man’s best friend”. Dogs in the military truly live up to that and more. Known as MWD’S (Military Working Dogs), these highly valuable teammates have saved many soldiers’ lives. In the book, Dogs on Duty by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the reader is privileged to witness the training and working of these incredible dogs. Read More..
Kathleen Krull has mastered the art of writing high-interest informational books for children. When you search for Kathleen Krull in our online catalog, you will soon discover a great variety of non-fiction titles based on historical events. Krull has written some 60 books, most notably biographies. Her award winning titles include: Read More..
A beautiful book has entered your collection in the Children’s Department! Out on the Prairie by Donna M. Bateman is a delightful adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme “Over in the Meadow.” Using beautiful cut-paper art, readers are transported to the rolling grasslands of the Badlands. The Badlands National Park, located in South Dakota, Read More..
What joy to see all the people flowing into our new location at 700 New Hampshire on Tuesday the 22nd! I have missed all of you so much during our two week transition! Soon, in February, storytimes will resume and life will be back to normal at the library. Please note changes in our library storytime lineup. Read More..
Ever wonder how far you can get with only fifty cents in your pocket? By today’s standards, not very far. But, in 1872, for a young man with a dream of learning in his head, fifty cents and 500 miles would get him to Hampton Institute, located in Hampton, Virginia. That young man was Booker T. Washington, and in our latest biography, Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, his difficult and inspiring Read More..
Looking for a perfectly delightful book to warm your heart? Then Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing, and Rescue is the one for you! Written by award-winning children’s author Peg Kehret, this book takes you into her personal life. This wonderful non-fiction book tells the many stories of a variety of animals Peg and her husband Carl have rescued Read More..
Have you ever walked down Massachusetts Street and tried to imagine how it looked in 1855: dirt street, wagons drawn by horses tied near boardwalks, new businesses opening their doors to early settlers? A Voice for Kanzas by Debra McArthur brings this scene to life as we are introduced to the Thomkins family. As they begin their journey from New England to the Kansas Territory, their hopes and dreams Read More..