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StoryWalk Postponed

StoryWalk Postponed

Due to Soggy conditions on the trail the StoryWalk has been postponed to July 29th. Hopefully we will have less puddles and more fun! 📚🚀

8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook and The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers by Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe

8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook and The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers by Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe

After the program last night I was inspired to read a little more about all the fun places I can go with my family in Kansas this summer. These books are a great resource for those who are wanting to road trip across Kansas, whether […]

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

This is one of my favorite books I read last year.

The story follows Will, a young man whose bother has just been murdered. Will knows the rules, No Crying, No Snitching, REVENGE. On his way down the elevator to seek his revenge he connects with people connected to his brother, who are dead, and they give him a piece of the story. What will Will do when (or if) he gets out of the elevator?

The novel is written in narrative verse and is a captivating read!

Reading in Moundridge

Betsy

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Doris Winget.

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Doris Winget.

This wonderful book is about twelve-year-old Poppy who has lived with her grandmother and guardian since she was one- year-old.  Their lives take a sudden turn when Poppy’s grandmother suffers a stroke and is hospitalized.  Poppy hates the orphanage where she was placed following the […]

Summer Reading Registration

Summer Reading Registration

Universe of Stories sign up has begun. Click the link below or come in for registration. Prek-6th- https://forms.gle/fvGMYNkZXGt6h8aJA 7-12th grade- https://forms.gle/wUywuTk6vk9uGoXt6 Adult- https://forms.gle/NXu3eVjp4ZPic5nx9

Loser By Jerry Spinelli

Loser By Jerry Spinelli

This story explores the life of Zinkoff through his 6th grade.  Zinkoff does not fit into the accepted roles around him.  He is rather clumsy, not quick academically, and he finds humor in unexpected, unpredictable ways, he is a unique individual. But Zinkoff is a happy, regular kid in many ways.  He wants to have good friends, ride bike, and shares the same hopes and dreams of other children who don’t have as many challenges to conquer as Zinkoff.

Then in what could be a tragedy, Zinkoff shows his true nature and loyal qualities.  His remarkable spirit carries him through events that in the end earn him long-awaited recognition and respect.

Diana

May Library events

May Library events

Happy May Day! We have a full month of library programs! We are starting a new series this month, Tech Tuesday. This month we will be doing Word 101, which will be an introduction to Microsoft Word. Please contact the library if you are interested […]

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

This is the beginning of a new series for McCall Smith, Detective Varg, and it is a delight.  The department of Sensitive crimes is a department full of detectives that investigate particularly odd cases, a man stabbed in the back of the knee and imaginary […]

Beneath a Scarlet Sky By Mark Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky By Mark Sullivan

This is a little known story based on true events in the lives of Italian citizens during the last two years of WWII.

Prior to later events, Pino Lella uses his skill as a skier and very strong person to escort many Jews and other targeted people to escape over the mountains to safety in Switzerland.  There are amazingly close calls and remarkable tales of strength as he leads desperate people to freedom.

In a bizarre sequence of events, Pino, who has no respect for or loyalty to the Nazis, becomes the personal driver for the man in charge of eliminating the Jews of Italy, General Hans Leyers.  Pino witnesses Leyers’ ruthless disregard for the lives of Jews in Italy. He is horrified by what he sees firsthand.

As a teenager, Pino risks his life repeatedly as a spy in his role as a driver for one of the machines of death in the ever-revealing look at WWII in Italy, all the while under the control of Hitler and Mussolini.

For readers of historical Fiction, specifically Second World War fiction fans.

Between Shades of Gray By Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray By Ruta Sepetys

If you like to read about history, you’ll like Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.  The setting is in Lithuania during World War II.  The main character is Lina, a teenager with the usual dreams of a fifteen-year-old —  art school, boyfriends, and the […]