READING RECOMMENDATIONS
by Amity Gage

Submitted by Kelly K.
An interesting, moving story about a couple who take a year off to travel on their yacht with their two small children. Storms, disappointments, marriage, struggle – all are confronted and explored while balanced on the ever-changing sea. It’s an emotional ride through the Caribbean -- readers will travel vicariously on the voyage; the husband’s ship log serves as a guide. A good escape from our current pandemic worries, but be prepared for the waters to turn rough.
by Robert Tougias

Submitted by Marshall H.
Mr. Tougias lives and works from his home in Connecticut. His book beautifully describes the habitat that he shares with wildlife on a nice piece of property adjacent to a nearby meadow. What better way to observe and hear birds during their migration, mating, and nesting routines. Activities are described in chapters for each month of the year. So if you acquire this book say in August, then that chapter is a perfect place to start.
by Susan Wiggs

Submitted by Joanne C.
A traumatic event forces Natalie home to care for her family's bookshop and her elderly grandfather. Despite looming financial uncertainty and fear of more loss, Natalie begins to rebuild her life.
Very good character development and very lovable characters. I love books that are based in a bookstore, especially when I can relate to many of the books mentioned. 
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
by Jason Reynolds

Submitted by Emily D.
This is a quiet book but if you give it time while you read it really does pack a punch.
Matt is dealing with the loss of his mother at the very start of senior year, is manning up to take care of himself and his father, and in need of some good news.
A stunning book about grief and community and relationships and hope.
SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUNGER READERS
AGES BIRTH - PRESCHOOL
by Jill McDonald

Submitted by Kelly M.
Full of facts and a perfect read in honor of the 51st anniversary of the landing.

Little eyes will love these bright, colorful pages.
GRADES K-2
by Gina Cascone

Submitted by Kelly F.
What could be cuter than a fluffy-tailed unicorn in downward dog? A group of them! Unicorn Yoga shares directions, a picture, and a reminder to breathe for each of eleven beginner poses. Everyone will want to try the moovelous cow pose. This sweet book ends with notes, practice tips, and the reminder: “The most beautiful pose comes with a smile."
GRADES 3-5
by Katy Farina

Submitted by Emily D.
Karen's next-door neighbor has gray hair, a broom, a big garden, and a black cat. All these traits can only mean one thing...she's a witch!
Somehow Karen is the only one who notices this and her parents keep telling her to stop spying on the neighbors. But how else will she prove it!?
Karen discovers that her neighbor is hosting a meeting for witches and is sure they are going to curse her or the town. She has to stop it!

Karen learns that maybe she really shouldn't spy and she definitely shouldn't let her imagination get away from her in this cute graphic novel retelling.
GRADES 6-8
by Lisa Bunker

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Zenobia July is starting a new life in Portland, Maine with her cool, eccentric aunts after the death of her not-so-accepting father. An expert coder and hacker, Zenobia often hid behind her computer in the past, but begins to open herself to a new friend group. She is reluctant to share her true gender identity, even after developing a strong relationship with Arlo, who is genderqueer and uses vo/ven/veir pronouns, but decides to take a stand when someone posts transphobic and anti-Muslim memes to the school’s website. This is a phenomenal story about navigating identity and friendship, standing up for what is right, and growing and learning from our mistakes along the way.
Recommended for grades 5+
LIBRARY REMINDERS

We are happy to schedule your brief visit to the library to browse for materials and check out items. To schedule a time, please call the library.

All patrons in the library must adhere to the library's COVID-19 Public Safety Policy .

Our service for pickup at the front entrance for residents and reciprocal borrowers is ongoing.

Call the library to make an appointment or schedule your own Grab & Go appointment with  myLibro

Fill out our  online form or call us to have Library staff browse for your next great read. We will work with you to find something you can't wait to read!
LIBRARY PROGRAMS
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Thursday, July 30, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a great summer read and informative book discussion! 
A Zoom link to our book club will be emailed to registered attendees the week of our meeting. 
Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.

Our Family Book Club selection is 2020 Newbery Medal winner New Kid by Jerry Craft. Read about Jordan, an artistic kid from Washington Heights, as he transitions to a new preppy school and attempts to fit in and make friends.

Join us for some fun virtual learning and book discussion.
(Grades 3-5 with parent or caregiver)
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun, lively book chat from the comfort of your own home.  We’ll discuss what books we’re enjoying, which books we aren’t, and what we’re reading next.  Discover “new to you books” from other readers as well as a rundown of new books hitting the library shelves in August. 
Monday, August 10, 10:00 a.m.

Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. We will meet via Zoom. 
To participate, registration is required. 
Before the class you will receive an email with the link to join the session.
Keep an eye on our programming calendar for new virtual programs as they are added!
SUMMER READING REPORT
Keep Calm and Read On
June 1 - August 1

Just a few more days left to log. We have loved reading with you this summer.
Keep Summer Reading with us through August 1st.

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