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Back To School

school busIt is back to school time.  The kids are organizing their school supplies.  Parents are just trying to get organized.  It is an exciting time of year.  Take a break and read Monsters Love School written and illustrated by Mike Austin.  

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry a novel by Jane HarperWell we’re on a roll with debut authors this summer with another outstanding mystery/suspense selection set in the land Down Under.  “Immerse” yourself in another summer drought story (see The Summer that Melted Everything) set in the small town of Kiewarra, where two crimes play out.  One from the past, a young girl drowned in the river, and in the present, a family of three shot dead on their farm.

Remembering Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, known for country-pop crossover hits such as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Guess I'm Dumb", passed away Tuesday, August 8.

Total Eclipse of the Heartland

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Exciting programs in STEAM this August, including the return of a favorite class, as well as an astronomical astronomical event!

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi WaxmanFollowing on the heels of some very heavy reading, this title was an absolutely delightful read.  Lillian, a recent widow raising two young daughtersin Los Angeles, finds herself at a crossroads between staying mired in grief or moving forward into a new and unexpected future.  Supported and encouraged by her outgoing and flirty sister Rachel, Lillian must come to terms with how she’s handling her husband’s death and its effect on her girls. 

Ruh Roh, The Monsters Are Real!

A (very Scooby-Doo-like) team of teen super-sleuths and a dog reunite to revisit their most famous case, the Sleepy Lake monster.

Hawaii

LeiWe all dream of a tropical vacation in Hawaii.  Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathon London and Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz is a fun tale of a frog and his family going on a trip to Hawaii.

 

eBooks, digital media have moved to new Discovery Catalog

One of the most popular features of the new Discovery Catalog is easy access to digital media such as eBooks, music and audiobooks – from within the catalog, without going out to another website to place holds or check out titles. This allows you to begin enjoying digital media more quickly.

Let's Go Camping!

This is the time of year for camping. Most children love to this summer activity. Setting up camp in the back yard is a non-threatening and easy introduction to camping.