We've got another Factual Friday post from @branford375 for you! : According to the New Haven Register "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, considered to be one of the greatest female athletes of all time, played golf at the Pine Orchard golf course on August 21, 1948. Be sure to follow @branford375 for more fun facts and other information about Branford! . . . #golf#golfhistory
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY: HOLIDAY EDITION✨ Back in middle school, right around the holiday season we’d have a White Elephant reading challenge where we each made a list of subjects we really loved and then picked out a classmate’s name. We’d have to read a book related to one of the subjects and get them a little present. Inevitably, someone’d write down “chocolate” and I’d always read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…I think my teacher got sick of it since I picked that book to read three years in a row, but I loved it! ~Anna, Children’s Services Librarian
✨STAFF PICK SATURDAY: HOLIDAY EDITION✨ The Night Before Christmas is a Christmas favorite that never gets old. My daughter loves to climb into my lap so I can read her this holiday classic. She has so much fun when we check out different versions of the book since she knows the words but can enjoy different illustrations. ~Katie, Children’s Librarian
A wordless picture book about what we lose, what we find, and what we give back by Jeff Newman and Larry Day. Look for “Found” in the new release section of the children’s library soon! #newbook#newrelease
✨STAFF PICK SATURDAY: HOLIDAY EDITION✨ My favorite holiday read aloud is If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff because the illustrations are cozy, just like the season! ~Parry, Children’s Services Manager
✨STAFF PICK SATURDAY: HOLIDAY EDITION✨ “At Christmastime, wishes have the power to make dreams come true, especially if you wish very hard and your wish touches another’s heart.” My mom used to read The Story of Holly & Ivy to my sisters and me every Christmas. I love this book so much that I display it in my house year round. I hope your family considers starting a new read aloud tradition this holiday season!
The library wants to know what you are thankful for. Stop by the circulation desk to fill out a feather and don’t forget to grab a book for the break while you’re here! #lfscoutsread#librariesofinatagram
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Anna, Children’s Librarian, loves Evangeline of the Bayou by Jan Eldredge- and here’s why!: “This is a great book to pick up if you’re looking for a fun adventure novel featuring an awesome female lead. As a Haunt Huntress apprentice, Evangeline tangles with all sorts of magical creatures big and small. Look out Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen – there’s a new girl on the block who can do anything as long as she trusts her gut!”
"You said I am a good man. But I am not a good man. I am... I am catastrophically in love with you." "He wanted to make her laugh. He wanted to sit and listen to her talk about books until his ears fell off. But all these were things he could not want and wanting what you could not have lead to misery and madness." "If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?" • • • #clockworkangel#clockworkprince ...
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Judy, Children’s Services page, recommends Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer. When an asteroid hits the moon and brings it closer to Earth, life in Northeastern Pennsylvania will never be the same again for Miranda and her family, as the lack of food and extreme cold threatens their survival.
Pozostając w klimacie Tajemnej Historii, jest ona uważana za jedną z najważniejszych powieści końca XX wieku. A wielu czytelników uważa ją za swoją ulubioną. Dlatego chciałabym zapytać, jaką według Was książkę powinien przeczytać każdy? • • #pazdziernikzcomebook#czytamzcomebook
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ “I absolutely loved the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. I was so entranced by the hero mice, otters and birds and all of their history and folklore. I looked forward to each new book.” ~Sarah, Reader Services Librarian
Looking to read up on an existing hobby or try out a new one? Come in and take a look at our newest magazines. Whether it’s craft beer brewing, coins, or home improvement, we’ve got something for everyone! #duxburyfreelibrary#duxburyma
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Parry, Children’s Services Manager, loves books by the author Erin Entrada Kelly. “I love the way she writes about friendship – finding a friend, being a friend, and what it feels like when friendships change. I highly recommend her books to older elementary school kids and middle schoolers!”
How to find our new temporary Children’s room! Enter from the Touhy/Prospect side, park your stroller to the right of the doors, and you’ll find our room on the left hand side. We hope you’ll visit us soon!
Throwback Thursday photo from our archives!⠀ ---⠀ "Will DuPont, Jr. Family, Devon Horse Show, 1939." Photograph by Thomas Neil Darling. In the Gerald B. Webb, Jr. Archive, National Sporting Library & Museum.⠀ ---⠀ #nationalsporting#blackandwhitephoto
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Rachel, Reader Services Librarian, chooses Neverworld Wake by @marishapessl from the high school collection. She says, “I enjoyed the layered mystery and general unease. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, another twist would send me (and the main character) down another path.”
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Kelly, our Volunteer Coordinator, says, “My librarian in 2nd grade handed me Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace and that started a lifelong relationship. I loved reading them to my kids. The books are a little later than Laura Ingalls but aren’t so different from our own lives.”
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Are You Scared, Darth Vader? By Adam Rex! “I love this gorgeous book. It reminded me fondly of the classic The Monster at the End of This Book with Grover. The illustrations were stunning. I may have forced it into the hands of a few coworkers. Shh!” ~Brandee, our awesome Reference Librarian
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ Our Local History Librarian, Amber, loves The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. She says, “Before Harry Potter I was mesmerized by the adventures of Will Stanton. I love stories where a ‘normal’ kid learns they are anything but normal!”
So much fun with our kindergartens this weekend as we discussed and sorted characters and settings and then read a story where the main character was also the setting! We also enjoyed picking new books to enjoy! #librariesofinatagram#schoolsfirstdayofschool
✨STAFF PICK SUNDAY✨ ... IS BACK! Claire, our Teen librarian, loves books by @jasonreynolds83 (so do our CS librarians)! “Older teens would love Long Way Down. The entire book takes place in an elevator over the course of 67 seconds....that always amazes teens!” Check it out today! 😎📚
Children's reading can 'dip' during the summer holidays if they don't have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence #lovelibraries#librariesofinatagram
Guess what I’m working on? That’s right! We’re putting together a living history workshop featuring early modern baking! I’ll be testing recipes this weekend from a few of the @clark_library sources, including this late 18th century recipe book! Plumb cakes and Queen’s cakes and Marchpane, oh my! #williamandrewsclarkmemoriallibrary #librariansofinstagram