July Book of the Month

This month’s pic is War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay.

Though fiction, it’s a vivid look at what actually happened and still happens in Gulu, Uganda. McKay based this book on interviews with child soldiers, abducted from schools and from their families, who were forced to kill or be killed. These children escaped and returned to their homeland. But while they attempt to lead a normal life, they continue to carry the horrific memories with them.

Fizz, Boom, Read! Sign Up for Summer Reading!

Explode into some great books this summer!  Summer Reading is now underway and  you may sign up in the Children’s Library or online from our Summer Reading Sign-Up Page.  Participants may choose one of all of our three programs.  It’s easy!  Read, log your books, and receive great prizes.  Details for each program are located here.   Our suggested reading lists are also available for recommendations on some fantastic books.  In addition, please check out all of our wonderful programs on our online calendar that will be taking place this summer.  You can even register online!  Our Summer Reading Kickoff Event takes place July 7th with Rick Roth of Creature Teachers.   Many great programs to follow include Art in the Greek Theatre, fun with Pinto Bella Hula Hoops, Science Magic from the Museum of Science, ScienceTellers, and Swimmy from Puppetree of Vermont.    Our regular favorites will also be taking place as well.   Children can register for Science Clubs, Lego Clubs, and the Science of Cooking.  The summer will end with an Experimental Tea Party.   Please come visit us this summer and  Happy Reading!