Staff Picks

Two Speckled Eggs

Your Friday Five

Birthday Books

Welcome to Northeast Library blog series Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting birthday books! My birthday was three days ago and I'm still in the mood to celebrate. Here are a few of my favorite books to help you celebrate your birthday, whether it's this week or next year! Enjoy, friends!

Step-By-Step Crafts for Winter

Winter Reads

Recommendations for Young Readers

It's beginning to feel a lot like winter! I know winter doesn't technically begin until Dec. 21, but once the calendar turns to December my head thinks its winter - especially when it's cold out like it has been! Luckily, there are lots of great books to curl up with that let you celebrate winter from the toasty warm comfort of inside. Here are some winter books you might like:

Book covers for Adult Services December staff picks.

What We're Reading This December

Staff Picks For Our Holiday Hiatus

Are your bells a little jingled this year? Have the holidays got you spinning like a dreidel?  Take a breath and read.  We in Adult Services have been having a bit of a holiday hiatus, and we have been happily cracking the books.  Here are some of our picks: Kari

Your Friday Five

Winter Family Movies

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting Winter Family MoviesHere are five hits the whole family will enjoy all winter long.  

There Was a Tree book cover

Your Friday Five

Cumulative Tales for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Cumulative tales are stories in which the narrative builds through repetition, with each new event or element adding to all the previous ones.

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook cover

Holiday Cookery and More!

Staff Recommendation

Expecting guests over the holidays and need ideas? Check out our holiday book display for festive inspirations on cooking and crafting!  We also have holiday fiction and non-fiction books for your reading pleasure. Featured book: The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook.  Copies are available throughout the library system.

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Friday Five

Historical fiction with nonfiction characters

One of the most interesting things in historical fiction is that authors can insert real historical figures into a story. These real people can interact with the fictional characters and impact the events of the story to lend some realism to a novel. These five books feature, but are not about, characters that were real people as interesting counterpoints to the fictional characters in the books.

I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole

Friday Five

Expecting a new brother or sister

Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are looking at good reads for little kids who are expecting a new sibling in their family.

The Mitten by Aylesworth

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'The Mitten'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Mitten, Retold by Jim Aylesworth and illustrated by Barbara McClintock is the featured piece.

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