The library will be closed all day Monday, December 31st
and Tuesday, January 1st.
We'll see you back at 9am on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Happy Holidays!

Click here for a list of activities to make your break!

 December 28th
Cookies and Coloring
Share in the simple coziness of eating cookies and coloring with friends and family.
(All Ages)

Performance artist Chris Fair has a unique evening of light
and laughter lined up for you that uses Laser Reactive
Technology. He will draw animated characters and scenery on a glow-in-the-dark screen and then bring his 2-D screen creations to life with hilarious voices, sound effects, music and non-stop drawing action.
(Ages 3 and up)

Join our ongoing Book Club!
Read ‘n Roll to be part of the jumping fun! Read all 20 Monarch books (Grades K-2) or any 10 books from the Bluestem or Rebecca Caudill list (Grades 3-5), complete your game card, and be invited to a jump party.
Join a book club
in the new year!

Nonfiction - Monday, Jan 7th
Notorious RBG - Irin Carmon

20's/30's - Tuesday, Jan 8th
Front Lines - Michael Grant

Mystery - Friday, Jan 11th
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley

Fiction - Wednesday, Jan 16th
The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin
Keep the kids busy over winter break with a trip to the library! Play some games, make a craft, take home a stack of books and create some “settle down and read” time. Click here to explore the library’s collection of the best in the wonderful world of children's books for 2018.

Here are some staff suggestions to get your young readers stared: 
Good Rosie!
by Kate DiCamillo,
illustrated by Harry Bliss

Submitted by Kelly F.
Rosie the dog has a good life living with George. She enjoys their breakfasts together and their walks. Rosie sometimes feels lonely. One day there is something new: the dog park. Join Rosie as she tests the waters of friendship amid the hilarious antics and quirks of her fellow dogs. The storytelling of Kate DiCamillo, and the art of cartoonist Harry Bliss make a winning combination. This book is a fun look at life and friendship for children, and their adults! (Picture Books)

by Anna Walker

Submitted by Terri S.
Mae’s family moves from their home and all she wishes is to take her garden with her. Her new home is in the city – no space for a garden there. Mae creates gardens out of chalk, only to have them washed away by the rain. She builds towers of boxes, which she colors in with drawings of trees and flowers, only to have the boxes disappear as her parents unpack and settle the family in their new home.  While out on a walk, Mae makes a discovery that just might make her wish of a garden come true. The gorgeous illustrations and heartfelt story celebrating friendship and resilience in the face of change make this beautiful picture book one to savor many times over. (Picture Books)

Animal Rescue: 12 Tales of Kindness
by Aubre Andrus

Submitted by Kelly F.
Animal lovers of all ages will enjoy these true tales of kindness to animals. Elephants, wolves, and a tiny baby rhino are just a few of the animals helped by kindness! Sports fans will enjoy meeting Hank the ballpark pup, a stray who was rescued by the Milwaukee Brewers. Also rescued is Dindim the penguin who washed up on a Brazilian beach, hungry and drenched in oil. Read this book to find out how the adorable Dindim recognizes the kindness of his rescuer! (Children’s Non-Fiction)