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One autumn day a very patient father and his very curious daughter talk and ask questions as they explore their neighborhood.  For all those information seekers ages 4 and up.

This is the first book of the new Scholastic Branches series Olive and Beatrix.  Olive and Beatrix are twins sisters but while Olive is “normal” her sister just happens to be a witch!  Beatrix loves to use her magic powers to play tricks on her science-loving twin and Olive's best friend Eddie.  When one of Beatrix's pranks ruins Olive and Eddie's science project they decide to play a trick on her and rig up a bucket of spiders to fall on her head.  Unfortunately their plan goes all wrong when the spiders get into one of Beatrix's potions and become giants spiders on the loose. Now Beatrix and Olive need to work together, along with the help of Eddie, to save their town from the giant creatures.  Perfect first chapter book for emerging readers who want a little magic in their stories.

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty and fun in everyday things.  You never know what you might see or hear throughout the town! Recommended for ages 5 and up.


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If You Like Adventures With...Griffins, Unicorns, Dragons, Merpeople, and Other Mythical Creatures

Written by published on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:59pm

What would you do if you came home from school and found a baby griffin in your room?

Book Cover for The Menagerie by Tui SutherlandDo you want to communicate with griffins, befriend people of the sea, protect dragons, and care for unicorns? If so, check out ...Read more

Send a Postcard to Mars!

Written by published on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 4:55pm

NASA has a rover, called Curiosity, on Mars and you can send a postcard!  Follow this link and pick one of 9 different postcard images then add a message and send. The postcard will be sent to the Curiosity Rover, Gale Crater on Mars! is full of interesting facts, videos, activities and photos about the Mars...Read more

Books about Libraries

Written by published on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:49pm

Fractured Fairy Tales

Written by published on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 8:00am

You probably know the storyline of a few fairy tales, like Cinderella, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Princess and the Pea. If you like those tales, you might want to try reading some fractured fairy tales.

What is a fractured fairy tale? It is a fairy tale that has been changed in some way from the original tale and given a twist:

  • It might be told from a different character’s point of view. In
  • ...Read more

Back-to-School Stories

Written by published on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 7:23pm

Summer is almost over and school is going to be starting soon.  The start of a new school year can be exciting but it can also be a little scary for some children.  The library has a huge selection of picture books for all ages that can help ease you into the school year.  We have silly books with animals like hamsters and alligators attending school but we also have books that help ease fears about starting something new and making friends.  No matter what you are looking for reading a few good stories about school is a great way to get your child excited about the new year and can also...Read more


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  • September 9: Maze Runner Program
    September 23: T-Shirt Decorating
    October 7: Minute to Win It
    October 21: Halloween Make... (full entry)

    10/07/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Our popular Coding Club is back! Learn where to start, share your skills or work on coding projects with others. Registration is... (full entry)

    10/07/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
    Tremont Road - Main Library