It's time for another summer reading challenge! We're doing bingo  again, with some new challenges and some old ones. Download our bingo sheet below or stop by the store to pick up a printed copy! If you are printing your own copy, please make sure to print both sides of the bingo sheet.
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 am
Charlotte Sullivan Wild, THE AMAZING IDEA OF YOU storytime & party!  
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30 am
Special Wednesday Patio Piano Storytime with Storyteller Angela & guest pianist Lillie!
Saturday, June 15, 10:30 am
Special all-ages Pride Storytime with Bookseller Jaya!
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Tracy Nelson Maurer, SAMUEL MORSE, THAT'S WHO! launch party!
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)

This is an important book about Margaret Wise Brown. It's so well done, hitting just the right notes, distilling the meaning of her life and her writing so that both children and adults can understand, simply, the purpose of her life and the impact of her stories. Along the way we learn about the infamous Anne Carroll Moore, who ruled the Children's Room at the NY Public Library. It was Ms. Moore who rejected Ms. Brown's books and stamped them "Not recommended for purchase by expert." Despite that censor, Margaret Wise Brown's many books (over 100) have lived and thrived on through the last six decades, providing joy and comfort and sparking the imagination of millions of readers. That is important.  — Susan (RBB Staff)
Midsummer's Mayhem
By Rajani LaRocca

Take a scoop of Shakespeare, add a dash of magic, and a creative young chef--and you get a delightful tale of cookies, cakes, and mayhem! Mimi bakes scrumptious goodies for the people she loves. But have her talents become somehow magical? More importantly, is she good enough to win the While Away baking prize—an opportunity to work with her favorite chef? And can she figure out why her family is acting so strangely? What a fun, delicious read! — Joan (RBB Staff)
Something Like Gravity
By Amber Smith

For Maia, summer means working at her crappy job, dealing with her divorced-but-still-live-together parents, and trying to reconnect with the memory of her older sister, Mallory, who passed away unexpectedly. But then Chris shows up, moves in next door, and makes her fall in love with him. Or at least, that's how it seems. Chris is staying with his aunt for the summer because living in a small town for a few months is definitely easier than facing his parents who can't seem to fully accept the fact that he is transgender. Pulled together by more than just proximity, Chris and Maia have a summer full of love, laughs, and secrets, some of which change their lives in unexpected ways.This is a heartfelt, tender novel that touches on some difficult topics while also exploring the joy and uncertainty that comes with first love.    — Kelsie (RBB Staff)
By Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is AMAZING! Another book about time and how it's just a construct and really are we living in the past, present, and future at the same time? This is blow-your-mind science and fiction all meshed together. How would the world use the gift of memories? Would we manipulate them? Of course we would! This story is thrilling, disturbing, amazing! — Julie (RBB Staff)
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