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The Time Museum by Matthew Loux

Time Museum book cover: illustrated image of a girl with reddish brown hair looking at a glowing band on her wrist. In the background are figures appearing to be runningDelia Bean is just your average valedictorian- a nerd through and through and not popular in school at all. However, summer begins to look promising when her family visits her Uncle Lyndon’s home. There Delia discovers The Time Museum, a museum of Earth’s history (past and future), and wouldn’t you know it, her Uncle is the curator. Delia quickly joins the competition to win the coveted internship position. The competition pits Delia against kids from various eras in history, and the intensive study required is broken up by harrowing trials that send the competitors through time. But, soon Delia makes another important discovery, it is not just T-Rexes one was to watch out for, because not all time travelers are the good guys.

This graphic novel opens this new series with a bang, and will sure to be a hit with upper elementary school readers. Fans of the Amulet or Dreamjumpers series will find enough action and adventure to satisfy, and fans of Roller Girl and Smile will appreciate Delia’s struggle to build friendships.

Find The Time Museum in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

That's NOT How You Do It! By Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar

That's NOT How You Do It! book cover: an illustrated cat with arms crossed is frowning while wearing a berret"Everything was fine, until the day Toshi arrived."

Lucy knows how to do everything under the sun. Build a tower of blocks, eat with a fork, even how to paint an elephant. Lucy is so good in fact, that everyone else in the neighborhood comes to her for help. However all that changes when Toshi arrives. Toshi also knows how to do many things too, but he does them all wrong! Or, is that really the case?

Cultures lightly ‘clash’ in the book, ‘That’s not how you do it!’. When something is different, it’s easy to think it’s wrong. However this books shows even our youngest kids that there’s more than one correct way to do things, and in the end we can all learn from each other and make something beautiful.

Find That's NOT How You Do It! in the Library.

Naomi, Kids World

John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien By Caroline McAlister

John Ronald's Dragons book cover: illustrated man on a hill under a tree with a book in his lap. He is looking up at the leaves of the tree which have taken the shape of a dragon“Then one day when John Ronald was grading exams, he came to a blank page. He wrote on the page, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.’

J.R.R. Tolkien loved dragons. He loved all types of dragons and wanted to meet one, but he couldn’t find them anywhere. Until one day he did.

This well-researched biography gives the reader a glimpse of the man who never forgot how to dream and imagine a fantastical world that millions of people would fall in love with. Recommended for elementary readers who would love to learn about the man who wrote about hobbits, wizards and yes, dragons.

Find John Ronald's Dragons in the Library.

Victoria, Kids World

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Passenger Book CoverMonday, September 11, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Passenger by Lisa Lutz.

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk approximately a month before our discussion.

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No Storytime Wednesday!

Storytime's Tick Tock Clock with red face next to a red therometerUnfortunately, since the power outage on Thursday, the Library is experiencing difficulty with our central air system. These continuing problems are causing Kids World to get quite hot and humid. Due to the temperature in the StoryRoom, all Wednesday Storytimes have been cancelled.

You are still welcome to come visit us in Kids World. Please be aware we have standing fans moving the air around, so we ask that you watch your small children closely.

Thank you for your understanding during this inconvenience.

Library Lock-in

Owl clipart sitting on Library logoThe winners of the Library Lock-in Lottery have been notified by phone message. Congratulations!

If you have not received a message from the Library and have turned in a completed Library Lock-in Permission Form, you are most likely on the Wait List, but all is not lost. The winners of the lottery have until Wednesday, July 12th to confirm their spot. If they do not confirm, or if they cancel, we will fill the vacancies with those on the Wait List.

For those looking for another copy of the Items to Bring Checklist, please stop by the Kids desk. We will be happy to provide another copy.

Batman at the Library

Lego batmanToday's Movie Monday will be the new Lego Batman. The movie will begin promptly at 4:00pm. This is a drop-in program- no need to register, just stop by and go up to the 2nd floor.

WIll Batman ever learn to work with others? Join us for free popcorn and find out!

Lock-In Deadline

The Library Lock-in is our annual sleepover for grades 4, 5, and 6. It is a lot of fun with games, movies, and spooky stories. The attendees for the Library Lock-in are filled by lottery drawing. Only those who completed the permission form is eligible for the lottery. The last day to turn in a completed permission form is this Friday, June 30th.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Monday, August 07, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

One Sunday afternoon, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately a month before our discussion.

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Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Real Friends book cover; illustrated 7 girls of varying ethnicty in the front a red headed girl with glasses"When I was little, I didn't worry about friends."

Before you start school, having friends isn't a problem. But if you're like Shannon, friends aren't always easy to come by once you start your academic career. Never quite fitting in yet never exactly standing out, Shannon's kindergarten-through-fifth-grade experience with friends and frenemies is one many school-aged children will relate to. Whether trouble comes from shyness, anxiety, bullying, or just plain being different, Real Friends proves that it's not about finding friends, but finding out who your real friends are.

This graphic novel will win the hearts of readers in upper-elementary and middle school who enjoy the works of Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Cece Bell (El Deafo), and Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl).

Find Real Friends in the Library.

Brittany, Kids World

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