One more week!

Girouard_2We have one more week left in the Summer Reading program! The last day to complete the program AND pick-up prizes is Saturday, July 26th. Make sure you stop in on or before that day to get all of your prizes and turn in your Find Foxy scavenger hunt for your raffle tickets!

And while you’re here, take a moment take our survey and let us know what you think about this year’s program and what you’d like to see next year!

Christina’s Summer Reading Picks

Need a book suggestion for this summer?  Look no further!  Check back soon for more summer reading suggestions!

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The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

If you are looking for a scary book to spice up the end of summer, this book would be a great choice.London is being plagued with deadly ghosts, and for some reason, only children have the ability to see and eliminate them. Lockwood & Co, a team of 3 children working without adult supervision, find themselves taking on an impossible quest. They must eradicate the ghosts from an old English manor known for its screaming staircase, the red room, and the deaths of those who have tried before them. This chilling, suspenseful, fun, edge-of-your seat, fast paced story is a winner. Recommended for grades 5 and up.


A Crooked Kind of Perfect
by Linda Urban
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Zoe dreams of playing the piano at Carnegie Hall. She knows that this is her destiny. What she gets, however, after finally convincing her parents to let her take lessons, is a Perfectone D-60 electric organ and a chance to play at Perform-O-Rama. Playing TV show tunes was not what she had in mind but she keeps at it and discovers some unexpected benefits. This book is fun, quirky, and inspiring. Recommended for 4-6 grades.

Teresa’s Summer Reading Picks

Need a book suggestion for this summer?  Look no further!  Check back soon for more summer reading suggestions!

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern: About to turn 11, Maggie is dealing with changes in her family because her father has MS, and his legs have completely stopped working.   A realistic fiction based on the author’s own life, this book shows, in an upbeat way, how a family faced with serious issues pulls together.

Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lindquist: Calliope (“Callie” for short) is getting ready to enter middle school, her best friend is acting weird, her parents are splitting up, and to make matters even worse, she needs glasses!  The doc gives her hideous “loaners” until her real pair comes in, and she discovers the glasses have magical powers: the ability to “see” what others are really thinking.  An “insightful”  read that will “open your eyes” (puns intended!) about what other kids are really thinking! Although the genre is fantasy, what Callie learns has elements of a coming-of-age novel that will ease some of the awkwardness of being a middle schooler.

Moving this summer?  If so, From There to Here by Laurel Croza and The Good-Pie Party by Liz Garton Scanlon are both great picture books that will help a child deal with the move.

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