We’re celebrating National Batman Day all week next week at the library, from our LEGO Batman party for tweens to a workshop on writing Batman fanfiction.  Come check us out!


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This is the rebel underground. We have audio but no video. Do you copy? I repeat. Do you copy? This is a pirate transmission from District… Standby for transmission… I repeat this is a pirate transmission from District Thirteen.

With a message. 





The news just broke… Walter Dean Myers has passed. In his lifetime, he wrote over 100 books, served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, won too many awards and honors to list, advised and inspired kids and young writers everywhere, and impacted thousands of lives. He was a lifelong proponent of diversity in children’s literature, and just a few months ago wrote an article that once again sparked the discussion.

Rest well, sir. You will be remembered always.

Beyond this, words fail me.

Not only did we lose a fine writer, but a trailblazer and advocate for more inclusivity and diversity in kidlit. A sad day indeed.

YA and juvenile fiction lost a giant today. Rest in peace, Mr. Myers.



Three picture books you didn’t know you needed but actually need immediately:

  • Dinosaur Kisses, David Ezra Stein: Can Dinah the baby dinosaur learn how to kiss? Funny how her kisses look a lot more like chomps and stomps than anything else.. The expressions in this book are absolutely priceless — Stein’s skill with horrified eyeballs in particular is beyond compare — and it’s an excellent read-aloud, as we demonstrated at the front desk earlier this weekend.
  • Circus 1 2 3, Guido van Genechten: You may have read counting books before, and you may have read about ladybugs before, but have you ever counted out a ladybug circus?! Yep, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • Mr. Wuffles!, David Wiesner: It is Mr. Wuffles vs. the teeeeeny tiny aliens. Who will triumph? Will anyone come to the alien’s aid? Why exactly is Mr. Wuffles so fascinated with the radiator? Jenn is obsessed with Weisner’s wordless picture books, and this one is a sci-fi and cat lover’s delight.

Always looking for new picture books!