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October Kid Book Picks

I can’t believe it is October! We have a lot going on in October for kids and teens, so make sure to visit our online event calendar. Everything from Lego Challenges to DIY Crafts. We also have some fun displays in the library filled with recommendations from staff and our teen volunteers!

Now for my favorite part of writing these blog posts  — my kid book picks! Here are some of my favorite new books, some oldies, and of course graphic novels (because I love graphic novels!) If you find yourself needing even more recommendations, then be sure to check-out our Kids Blog. Want to learn more about the books below? Visit our catalog to get the scoop!

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Redesign a Book Cover Submissions

We asked teens in grades 6-12 to redesign their favorite or least favorite book covers in September. Here are the amazing submissions we received! Stop by the Teen Zone to see all of their FANTASTIC redesigns. They will be up until October 14th in honor of Teen Read Week.

We also picked three submissions at random to win some awesome prizes. Prizes like autographed books, book bags, and book worm socks (lol).  Here are the covers that won:

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

– Dominique, Youth Services Librarian

September Kid Book Picks

We have a lot going on in September for kids, so make sure to visit our online event calendar for story times, Paws to Read, and all the free programs we have going on this month. I’m pretty excited for our DIY Crystals program Monday September 18th. Make sure to register before the program is full! It is going to be messy, but also amazing.

Now for my September kid book picks…

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September Teen Book Picks

There are so many things happening at the library for teens this September! We are doing a redesign a book cover contest and there are some pretty amazing prizes. Teen Wednesdays will be starting up and we have a lot of free programs and activities for our tweens and teens. Definitely visit our online calendar for a full list of teen activities. Last, but not least, our volunteer group Teen Collection Connection (TCC) starts again this month. Interested in joining TCC? Then make sure to visit our volunteer page and apply ASAP for our Teen Team.

Now for my September teen book picks! I had so much fun picking quotes last month that I decided to do it again. Here are ten quotes from ten new books in the library you should read today! Want to know more about each of these books? Then click on the title to read more about it in our catalog.

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What’s your eclipse story?….Here’s one of ours!

My husband is a huge astronomy buff. He has let the kids stay up to until the wee hours of the morning to watch meteor showers, driven us miles to get the best view of a red moon, and has located stars for each of us that share our birthdays. So, needless to say this year’s eclipse is kind of a big deal for him and he has been planning for a decade!

When our daughter was ten years old, my husband asked her to sign a contract that said, wherever she was on August 21st, 2017, she would be with her family to watch the eclipse. He had to get it in writing because he knew that on that date she would be almost twenty years old and probably away somewhere for college. Being ten at the time, she willingly signed. Well, we of course are holding her and all her brothers to their promise and on Monday we will chase down this once in a life time event as a family!

Happy viewing! -Renee, Library Associate

Want to share your Solar Eclipse 2017 experiences? Head over to NASA’s Flickr Photo Gallery, where you can add your pictures and artwork and enjoy those shared by others!