Staff Picks

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

Strange occurrences

The Outlaw River Wilde by Mike Walters (2015) Mike Walters weaves together a mystery with just the right amount of humor, science fiction and adventure. We find our protagonist Mitch Wilde, with his perfect wife Mabey, living an idyllic life, until one strange event after another start happening in the ...Read More

Serious Reads for Tender Age

The only thing more difficult than explaining development of the atomic bomb is explaining it to children. Jonah Winter and his mother, Jeanette Winter succeed brilliantly on this score in their new picture book, The Secret Project. Reading a book to a classroom of fourth graders is the acid test ...Read More