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Maker Kits

Now available in Youth Services

Did you know that you can check out one of our 12 Maker Kits to work on while in the library? We have make-your own handheld catapults, Rainbow Looms, Geoboards, and create your own pop-up circuit cards—just to name a few! Stop by the Youth Services desk to check them out today!

Rachael Dabkey Recommended by Rachael Dabkey Youth Services Associate, March 30, 2016

Now available in Youth Services

littleBits® are electronic “blocks” that snap together with magnets. You can create circuits complete with light, sound, or a fan. They are available for in-library use at the Youth Services desk. Come and check them out!

Rachael Dabkey Recommended by Rachael Dabkey Youth Services Associate, March 30, 2016
The Parent Teacher Collection

We have a wonderful section in the Children’s Department called “The Parent Teacher” collection. A lot of parents who are looking for ideas to help their young children understand difficult things – everything from manners to grief and loss – can find amazing picture books in this small but mighty section.

Vicki Rakowski Recommended by Vicki Rakowski Department Head, May 06, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Fighting Voldemort was nothing compared to raising a teenager and Harry, now a dad, has his hands full. This new Harry Potter book is the script of the new stage play currently playing in London. There's lots of wand waving and all your favorite characters.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, August 08, 2016
Why'd They Wear That? Why'd They Wear That?

by Sarah Albee

Fashion As The Mirror Of History

Have you ever looked back in history and asked yourself, “Why did they wear that?” Clothing seems to be a reflection of the times. The clothing we wear sends a message to everyone that sees us. Read this book and find out why people wore lavish gowns and wigs in the 18th century. Why did woman wear metal hoops in their skirts and cinch their waist with corsets? How did knights relieve… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services January 05, 2017
Princeless: Save Yourself Princeless: Save Yourself

by Jeremy Whitley

This might be my new favorite graphic novel series! Adrienne is far from your stereotypical princess. Instead of waiting for a prince to show up and rescue her from her locked tower, she takes matters into her own hands and escapes, embarking on a journey to rescue her siblings. Dressed in practical armor and able to wield a sword as well as the boys, Princess Adrienne is a refreshing heroine!… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services February 23, 2017