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Friday, September 26, 2014

Oooooh! The cover of this book looks creepy.  I open it, and I see the first picture.  It makes me shiver.  I’m gonna be scared!   I know it, because there’s a monster in there.  Uh oh, here it comes…oh no!  It’s…it’s…hey, it’s a silly monster.  Whew! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Dog days of summer are still here! Since dog tales were in the spotlight last month, we would be remiss in waiting too long to mention fabulous furry felines in stories for the young and old.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

The summer is sadly coming to a close and soon those weekday trips to the pool or park will be a thing of the past. Lazing around the house all day playing video games will be something you have to squeeze into your weekend activities. There’ll be a new classroom or school to get use to, new books and subjects, maybe new friends, and a lot of new homework.  So let’s make these last three weeks count!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Babies are born learning, and you can help prepare your child for success!  The Austin Public Library is thrilled to announce our new early literacy initiative Storytime Connection. We have been hard at work creating resources that highlight early literacy tips, recommended books, opportunities for training, and videos that will entertain as well as educate. 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When the thermometer hits 103 degrees and you’re wrinkled as a prune from hanging out in the pool—you’re going need something new to do, right? It’s too hot go outside. You’re “vehically-challenged” and can’t really go anywhere. The buttons on your game console have lost their spring from countless rounds of Donkey Kong. Now is a great time to flex your drawing skills!

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Cover of the book Dead end in Norvelt
By Jack Gantos.
2012 Newbery Medal Winner
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

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