Children's books, fiction, Young Adult

Remembering C.S. Lewis

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially ''The Screwtape Letters'', ''The… Continue reading Remembering C.S. Lewis

Children's books, Libraries

Best Back to School Books for Kids

The First Day of School is right around the corner. Like most children, your child is probably feeling many emotions about school right now. Maybe they're feeling nervous, excited, anxious, worried, or thrilled! The books in this list may help calm your little one’s fears and worries about school. This book collection contains some of… Continue reading Best Back to School Books for Kids

Children's books

Books to Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s Birthday

Friday Reads to Celebrate Beatrix Potter's Birthday

Beach Reads, Children's books, Libraries

Tales of sun, sand and surf

Get your little readers ready for the best summer vacation ever with one of these awesome picks! Sandy feet! whose feet?: Footprints at the Shore  - When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy… Continue reading Tales of sun, sand and surf

Children's books

Mother’s Day: 10 of our favorite fictional moms

Mother’s Day is in a few days, so I hope you’ve ordered your flowers, written your cards, and practiced your breakfast-making skills! In honor of the upcoming holiday, here’s a shout-out to awesome moms and mom-like figures in our favorite books… That’s right — she doesn’t have to be related to you, just someone who… Continue reading Mother’s Day: 10 of our favorite fictional moms

Children's books, Christmas, fiction, Young Adult

Books by Louisa May Alcott in Our Collection including Little Women.

  Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war,… Continue reading Books by Louisa May Alcott in Our Collection including Little Women.

Children's books, DVD's, fiction, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction

May The Fourth Be With You!

Calling all Star Wars Fans!  We have tons of Star Wars books, DVDs, Books on CD and Graphic Novels for your enjoyment.  Adult Fiction Star Wars Volume 7 : The Ashes of Jedha Gillen, Kieron, author. New York : Marvel Comics , 2018. [REQUEST this title] The Last Jedi Fry, Jason, author. New York :… Continue reading May The Fourth Be With You!

Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, History, Holocaust, LGBTQ, Nobel Prize Winner, Young Adult

Amazing Books for Raising Kids with a Social Conscience

A social conscience is "a sense of responsibility or concern for the problems and injustices of society". If you are a parent, then you know how hard it is to raise children right now. Have you wondered how to help your children make sense of these challenging times? By exposing your children to reading that… Continue reading Amazing Books for Raising Kids with a Social Conscience

Black History Month, Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, fiction, historical fiction, History, Nonfiction

Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories, while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by people of all backgrounds & ethnicities. We hope these suggestions serve to introduce you to what Black History Month is all about. Books for Children… Continue reading Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

Children's books, Fantasy, fiction, Uncategorized

Roald Dahl books, eBooks, DVD’s and audiobooks at Otis Library

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl! 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 Roald Dahl said, "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor. In 1961, Dahl experienced a… Continue reading Roald Dahl books, eBooks, DVD’s and audiobooks at Otis Library