Category Archives: Youth Services

Accio Birthday Cake!

Accio Birthday Cake!

J.K. Rowling, also known as Joanne “Kathleen” Rowling, was born on July 31, 1965. She has sold an estimated of 500 million books and is the author of the Harry Potter series. A writer is a writer is a writer… J.K. Rowling always wanted to be an author. At the age of six, she wrote a story about a rabbit

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Harry Potter Read-ALikes

Harry Potter Read-ALikes

Love Harry Potter? These similar titles suggested by NoveList are available at Walker Memorial Library. Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo : A magical fantasy that is fast-paced and easy-to-read. Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking! (From Goodreads) The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens: These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another

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Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Ms. Kate reviews Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Today’s selection: Handbook to Bigfoot, Nessie, and Other Unexplained Creatures by Tyler Omoth (Call number: JUV 001.94 Omoth) As a kid, I loved reading ghost stories and mysteries and became very interested in “real life” mysteries like the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and the Mothman. This book would have been perfect for me! Featuring “cryptids” (any creature that may or

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Free Audiobooks This Summer!

Free Audiobooks This Summer!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go! Sign-up

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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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