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Serenity, New Mexico is an idyllic town where everyone has everything that they need, the lawns are perfectly manicured, and there is no crime.  Serenity is small and there are only thirty kids living in it, including Eli Frieden.  Eli has never left Serenity and why would he ever want to?  All the kids have pools, he has his friends, and his father is the mayor and principal of the school. This town seems perfect and Eli is perfectly happy to live there.  Everything changes the day his best friend Randy convinces him to ride their bikes to the edge of town.  Something strange happens to Eli when he hits the town limits; he gets terribly sick and has to be rescued.  The next thing he knows Randy is getting sent away to live with his grandparent's in Colorado.  Things are changing in Serenity, especially when Eli discovers a secret letter Randy has left him that leads to even more surprises.  Eli teams up with two other kids, Tori and Malik, and together they discover that Serenity is not at all what it seems, and neither are they!  (Grades 4-6 School Library Journal)

A poet is visiting Elinor's school to celebrate National Poetry Month and every student will be sharing one of their pocket poems.  Elinor has a hard time writing the “perfect” poem and soon everyone in the class has a poem in their pocket except Elinor.  When the visiting poet arrives, Elinor reveals that she could not get her poem right.  With the help of the poet, Elinor learns that real poetry comes from the heart.  Recommended for Grades 1 and above.  

Voyage, from former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, is a journey into imagination and what can magically be transformed with the simple act of reading.

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2014 Picture Book Picks!

Written by published on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:25am

We love picture books!  Picture book stories are for everyone and perfect for sharing.  To celebrate another great year at UAPL we are sharing some of our favorites from 2014.  

Dena's Pick: The Farmer and the Clown by

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Catch Me if You Can!

Written by published on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:30am

“Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!” I recently read a variation of the classic Gingerbread Man tale, but this Gingerbread Man was loose in the library! I thought it might be fun to read some other variations, so here are some you might want to try.Read more

'Tis the Season for a New Christmas Book

Written by published on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:39pm

Now that the countdown to Christmas has begun here are some new Christmas picture books that you might enjoy!  Whether it's a new take on an old classic, a tale of Santa Claus, or the story of Christmas you're looking for, at least one of these should make it on your to-read list for the holiday season.

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Books That Celebrate Food

Written by published on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:07pm

It’s time to have fun with food! There are a lot of great picture books out there that celebrate food –  from using food to make art, as in ...Read more

Native American Stories and Storytellers

Written by published on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:47pm

The falling leaves remind me of Thanksgiving and also of stories of long ago when people lived and worked within the natural world.  There are a great number of Native American stories that are still being told today.  

Joseph Bruchac of Abenaki Indian heritage has been writing, singing and telling stories that reflect his heritage and other Native American traditions for over 30 years.

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  • For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will... (full entry)

    When?
    09/09/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)

    When?
    09/09/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
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    Tremont Road - Main Library