Category Archives: Youth Services

Mysteries With Sherlock Holmes

Mysteries With Sherlock Holmes

Since the character Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887, he has found himself solving countless mysteries both in print and on screen. Solve some with him at Walker Memorial Library! Adult Fiction: The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. First Published: 1887 About: Eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious, Sherlock Holmes remains the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective. In

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Why we do what we do in Toddler Storytime

Why we do what we do in Toddler Storytime

Welcome song – Hearing and singing different names helps with PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS, which is the ability to hear and play with sounds in words. It also makes them feel included and special! In addition, it signals a clear beginning to Storytime. Shake your sillies out – This helps to briefly get some wiggles out and signals that it’s time to

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PenPAL Available for Borrowing

PenPAL Available for Borrowing

Hopefully, you’ve noticed the increase to the number of books in our World languages section over the past year.  Many of them are published by Mantra Lingua, and they’ve also designed a pen that will read some of those books to you.  We now have that pen! It’s called the PENpal, and it will read the books in English or

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Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day

If you love Star Wars, check out these related titles from our collection and “May the fourth” be with you! Film: Star Wars Episodes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, Rogue One  The Clone Wars Lego Star Wars Star Wars Rebels Graphic Novels:  Star Wars Graphic Novels: Click Here for Full List Nonfiction: Carrie Fisher’s memoirs The Princess Diarist, and Wishful Drinking

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Award-winning Books for Kids & Teens

Award-winning Books for Kids & Teens

Here are some of the award-winning books for kids and teens that you can check out now. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (YA FIC Colbert) Returning home to Los Angeles from her New England boarding school, Suzette considers staying home for good so that she can be near her friends, her crush, and her recently diagnosed bipolar brother, a situation

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What’s up with those free books in Youth Services?

What’s up with those free books in Youth Services?

If you’ve been in the Youth Services section at Walker, you’ve probably noticed the shelves that have “Free Books for Children” signs. There’s an area for free picture books and another that shares free middle-grade and young adult books. Where do these books come from and why are we giving them away for free? They come to us from a

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