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Jan Berenstain

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Sad news: Jan Berenstain, co-author of the much-loved and best-selling Berenstain Bears series passed away February 24 at the age of 88.  She and her late husband Stan wrote their first book, The Big Honey Hunt, in … Read more...

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The Cat in the Hat

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We’re so excited for next week!  Local Spellbinder Ruthmary Allison will be here to present a “Cat in the Hat” reader’s theater in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday – March 2.  She’ll be performing in the Children’s Center … Read more...

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Guys Read

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It’s Trevor from Youth Services. Sometimes it can be a challenge to spark boys’ interest in reading, especially the reluctant ones. I believe that if we can help boys find the right books, they’ll figure out that reading … Read more...

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Introducing Junior Scientist Series

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I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! With the new year, the Youth Services Department is pleased to launch a science series for older children (ages 8-12). We’re calling it “Junior Scientist Series”, and each month we … Read more...

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Wonderstruck

New Book Review

Fans of The Invention of Hugo Cabret will love Brian Selznick’s much anticipated Wonderstruck. Similar to Hugo Cabret, Selznick alternates his storytelling styles, using the written word to track Ben’s quest to find his father, and intricate pencil drawings to … Read more...

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New Book Review – The Strange Case of Origami Yoda


Finger puppets can’t really have special powers – right? They couldn’t talk on their own or even give good advice – could they? But what if the finger puppet were Yoda?In the first book of his Origami Yoda series, author … Read more...

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Back-to-School Reader’s Theater

Join us for our most terrifying reader’s theater ever – “Is This Really My Teacher?!” You’ll meet the teachers from the books: “Miss Nelson is Missing!”and “The Teacher from the Black Lagoon”. Let’s have a few laughs as you start … Read more...

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New Tween Reading Space

Check out our new reading space in the Children’s Center at the Central library! It’s a great place for older children and their families to relax and explore great books. Enjoy!

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Central Finales and Grand Prize Drawings!

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Did you see Aman and his amazing yo-yo tricks during our finale party week? I hope so, because Aman Tice is a genius with a yo-yo! He performed at our Neighbors Read program on Tuesday night and on … Read more...

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Storytimes at Central

Hi Readers,

I just wanted to remind you that there are three storytimes each week during the day at the Central branch. Ms. Cheryl offers a preschool storytime every Tuesday at 10:00, and an infant/toddler storytime on Thursday at 10:00. … Read more...

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