Category Archives: Youth Services

Ms. Kate’s Graphic Novel Pick of the Month

Ms. Kate’s Graphic Novel Pick of the Month

New Shoes by Sara Varon – Juv GN Varon “New Shoes” by Sara Varon is a graphic novel set in South America. The main character, Francis the Donkey, is a local shoemaker who uses products from the area to make his amazing shoes. One day he gets an order from the famous calypso singer, Miss Manatee. He is so excited

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Ms. Kara Reviews Juvenile Non-fiction, too!

Ms. Kara Reviews Juvenile Non-fiction, too!

Today’s selection: “Magic Ramen” by Andrea Wang – JUV 641.82 Wang At the end of World War II, Japan was severely damaged and had a food shortage that continued on for years.  Poor people were eating grass and bark and orphans were digging through garbage for scraps. It was during this time that Momofuku Ando found himself walking home from work

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Maine Student Book Award

Maine Student Book Award

The 2019-2020 Maine Student Book Award list is out.  It features 40 books selected by a committee of librarians and teachers that are then voted on by students from all over the state.  Students will read the books and discuss them over the fall and winter and vote next spring. The winners are announced every year at a conference of

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DON’T Put It Back Where You Found It!

DON’T Put It Back Where You Found It!

I know that it goes against everything you’ve been taught: when you use something, you’re supposed to put it back where you found it when you’re done. HOWEVER, at the library we have a different rule. It might be hard at first, but at the library, the rule is “DON’T put it back where you found it.” This sounds crazy,

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Children’s Books of the Day

Children’s Books of the Day

MS. KARA’S PICK: Just Like Rube Goldberg by Sarah Aronson Have you heard of a Rube Goldberg machine?  It’s what you call a series of chain reactions that achieves a final task.  Many times you make one using  whatever you have lying around the house.  Well, Rube Goldberg was a real person who lived a long time ago.  His parents

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Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: The “Down in the Ocean” series by Melissa Gish (multiple call numbers. Ask a librarian for help!) Each one of these books is filled with beautiful underwater photos of plants and creatures and super interesting (and sometimes terrifying) facts. The subjects include tide pools, coral reefs, deep-sea creatures, and invertebrates and I learned something from each book. I

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Learn how silly science can be at the library!

Learn how silly science can be at the library!

On the fourth Wednesday of every month, Walker Memorial Library runs a Silly Science program for kids! Starting at 3:30pm, kids will learn different STEM concepts in weird and silly ways. Be prepared to occasionally get messy. Past Silly Science activities have included the Human Body, Hydraulics, Elephant Toothpaste, Archaeological Digs, Stream Landscapes, and Microscopes and we’ve got even more

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Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: “Scientists in Action!” Series (This series has lots of different call numbers because it covers a lot of different science-based jobs! Ask a librarian for help finding them) This series goes into depth about a whole bunch of different careers for kids who love science. The careers covered are Marine Biologists, Archaeologists, Astronauts, Climatologists, Crime Scene Techs, Big-Animal

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2019 Youth Media Award

2019 Youth Media Award

The 2019 Youth Media Award winners were announced (http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2019/01/american-library-association-announces-2019-youth-media-award-winners). The award-winning books in our collection have an award and honor stickers on them to make it easier to spot. If you need help finding anything, please ask any librarian. Here is a list of the award-winning books that you can borrow. “Merci Suárez Changes Gears” (JUV FIC Medina) by Meg

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Ms. Kate Reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate Reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: “Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field” by Ginger Wadsworth (Call number: JUV 636.7 Wadsworth) If you love a good story about “unadoptable” shelter dogs and finding the perfect home for them, you’ll love this book. Yes, it is about poop (bear poop, tiger poop, fisher poop, porcupine poop). But it’s mostly about the awesome dogs that help

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