The Merryville branch will be closing early today, February 24, 2020. They will close at 5:00 pm. The branch will return to its regular hours tomorrow, February 25, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The library is always updating its collection of books for children of all ages. Each month we receive a shipment of books that have been selected by the editorial staff at Junior Library Guild. These experts review and select the finest new titles in children’s literature.
Check out some of the titles we received this month.
For our youngest readers, we have Betty Bunny Wants a Goal by Michael B. Kaplan, illustrated by Stephane Jorish. In this cute story, Betty Bunny is excited about playing soccer. However, she becomes so frustrated when she fails to score a goal in her first game that she decides to quit. Her family finally convinces her that she can do anything if she works hard and doesn’t give up.
For independent readers (usually grades 2-5), check out Almost Super by Marion Jensen. Two brothers from a family whose members all have superpowers are finally getting their own powers. But they are disappointed in the powers they actually receive. They are sure that these lousy powers will not do anything to help them defeat their evil nemesis. In time, however, they discover that their powers, along with their wits, and some help from friends, may be exactly what they need.
And our older readers (usually grades 6 and up) might enjoy Code Name Komiko by Naomi Paul. This exciting mystery features sixteen year old Lian. On the surface, Lian is a serious student destined for a career as a concert violinist. However, Lian has a secret identity. She is Komiko, part of a group of cyber-investigators who expose injustice and corruption. When she and her group investigate a dead body that has washed ashore, they are thrust into a dangerous situation that shows that no one is ever quite who they seem to be.
The library’s collections for children are divided by age level. Books for our youngest patrons and those who read to them, are located in the XF or XPB sections. Our PF and JPB sections are geared toward independent elementary school readers. Middle and high school readers can find their books in the JF section. JF books with a YA sticker, and books found in the YPB section are intended for young adult readers. Of course, all of these designations are merely suggestions and parents are encouraged to monitor their children’s selections for both reading level and content appropriateness.