Readers’ Advisory

To honor National Adoption Awareness Month, the Children's Room is featuring a display on adoption and related topics. All books on a display are available to be checked out! Here are a few more books from our collection on adoption, but the Library owns even...

Listen to the 2nd episode of our podcast They Might Be Librarians here or here. Hosts: Lauren M, Lauren W, Joanna S, Nick P Ads: David Brinker Editor: Matthew Stevenson “Saving Private Ryan” movie “Mr Roberts” movie The Laurens: Lauren McPike and Lauren Weddle “Catwoman” by Sarah...

"What should I read next?" you ask. Don't worry! We've got you covered. Check our new service: May We Suggest  Next to each staff picture is a brief description of what we're reading or watching or listening to as well as some of our hobbies and interests. If...

We've started a new podcast called They Might Be Librarians. Check us out on Soundcloud! Our first episode "Spooky" features a ghost story from Plainfield's past, a look into the new children's literacy program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and a whole lot of great book recommendations...

Picture Books We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T Higgins "It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste...

It's summer time! Celebrate with a few favorite picture books about this season. From sailing to ice cream and nature, there is something here for everyone. (Descriptions and cover images from Evergreen.) Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee: A little girl enjoys the activities...

Five brand-new titles to read from the Library! [gallery columns="5" size="medium" ids="17644,17645,17646,17648,17649"] Wing and Claw: Beast of Stone by Linda Sue Park: Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his...

Do you want a deliciously spine-chilling read? Check out one of these books! The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters parents make up to...

Today we're featuring some children's and teen books about characters who are artists. Some are based on real artists and some are fictional, but they're all pretty great! Children's Books The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola Me, Frida by Amy Novesky The Art of Miss Chew by...

A Darker Shade of Magic came out last year. Since the second book in the series (A Gathering of Shadows) is due to be released this month AND a potential TV series was just announced, it seems like a good time to talk about...