Book Scouts: Erin Hunter Read-Alikes

Posted by - July 15, 2021

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is “Tails and Tales”, so we’re highlighting books about animals all summer! If your kids like books by Erin Hunter (author of the Warrior Cats, Seekers, and Survivors series), they’ll love the recommendations in this month’s Book Scouts. In the video and written list below, School Age

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Summer-Long Book Discussion for Kids

Posted by - June 25, 2021

This summer kids ages 8-12 are participating in a unique and ongoing virtual book discussion with other kids in the area. The group is reading Pax by Sarah Pennypacker, a touching novel about a boy and his fox. The book club is conducted online using a video discussion platform called Flipgrid. It’s not too late

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Book Scouts: Pet Reads

Posted by - June 17, 2021

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is “Tails and Tales”, so all summer we’re highlighting books about animals! In the video below, School Age Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson shares some of her favorite stories about pets. And you can find even more books about pets in the following list. These books are intended

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Get Your Paws on a New Pet

Posted by - June 11, 2021

If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this summer, stop by your Library on Friday, June 18! We’re partnering with The Humane Society of Washington County to connect you with sweet cats and dogs in need of homes. The Humane Society will bring kittens, cats, puppies, and older dogs to the Library

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Tell Your Animal Stories: Art and Short Story Contests

Posted by - June 8, 2021

We all have stories about animals—pets or otherwise—and we want to hear yours! Your Library is holding two creative contests as part of the Summer Reading Challenge for you to share your animal stories in creative ways. We are accepting submissions for both an art and short story writing competition until Wednesday, June 30. The

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Spend This Summer Reading With Your Library!

Posted by - June 4, 2021

The signs of summer are everywhere these days—in the heat and humidity, gardens coming to life, the end of the school year—and of course, the beginning of your Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! If you’re not familiar with Summer Reading, it’s an annual nationwide reading challenge. People set reading goals and spend the summer tracking their

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