Staff Picks

Attention astronomy enthusiasts!

Night Sky by Giles Sparrow (2012) As the much-anticipated total solar eclipse approaches (August 21, 2017) and a nine-year-old makes headlines after applying for a job at NASA, books about astronomy are back in high demand! While gathering titles to share with a group of seventh grade researchers earlier this ...Read More

Lunch Lady!

Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (2011) While on a school field trip to an art museum, Hector, Dee and Terrence sneak off to look at medieval weapons and stumble upon a crime in progress: someone is stealing all of the original, priceless art and ...Read More

Staff Picks to Jump Start Your Reading

Library staff members love to recommend and you’ll find weekly “staff picks” here. Adult Services Librarian Ruthie Hewitt writes this week. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (2010). Anna Quindlen is an author of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books along with being a journalist and opinion columnist.  In her sixth ...Read More

Wonder, groan and laugh out loud!

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (2013) With a blend of story and illustration reminiscent of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Stephan Pastis brings us Timmy Failure, a self-proclaimed “detective without peer” whose tender age is no match for his oversized ego. As Timmy attempts ...Read More