Category: Youth Services

Posted By John David Anderson

This story takes place in Branton Middle School.  Four boys, Frost, Bench, Wolf, and Deedee formed a very special, close friendship, which they called their “ tribe.”  Perceived by some as nerds, they were intensely loyal to each other and were willing to do their own thing without trying to interact the way most of the students […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee by Alan Gratz is an excellent middle grade fiction book. The story follows three refugee families during three different refugee crises. Josef is a Jewish boy trying to escape from Nazi Germany in 1939, Isabel is a Cuban girl trying to escape by raft in 1994, and Mahmoud is a Syrian boy fleeing the […]

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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program registration will open in the first week of June.  Look for the active registration form link in the left-hand menu of our webpage to get your kiddo signed up for Reader’s Camp, Story Hour, or Junior Book Club, as well as the many exciting end-of-week activities we will be offering this year!

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