Wednesday, March 31, 2010


School's out the week of April 11 - it's also National Library Week! Visit the Booth & Dimock Library for these fun events:

April 13 from 6-7 PM
Members of the community will be on hand to read stories to children & families. A police officer, a town council member, a teacher, a library trustee, the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department, and more. Drop in!

April 14 @ 2 PM
Mortimus Clay, author of the teen/tween fantasy The Purloined Boy, will read from and talk about his book. He will also sign copies after the program. For grades 4 and up. Sorry - this program is canceled.

April 15-16
Bring a favorite stuffed buddy (or doll) into the library anytime on Thursday PM for milk and cookies. We'll tuck them in on Thursday night - but will they sleep? Or will they be up to mischief? The Library cameras will catch their antics. All ages. Please register.  Call 742-7606 or register online at Registration begins April 1.

Monday, March 29, 2010

If You Like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books...

If you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney, check out Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell.
This hilarious novel follows eighth-grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her thoughts on friendships, crushes, popularity, and family. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The famous magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini, was born today in 1874. Are you a budding magician? Stop by the library and check out some books about learning magic! Or visit Spectrum Biographies to learn more about Harry Houdini!

Monday, March 15, 2010

NEW and Forthcoming DVDs @ the Library

    Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
    Barbie in a Mermaid Tale
    Dragon Hunters
    The Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Planet 51
       The Princess & the Frog
       Where the Wild Things Are

Monday, March 8, 2010

NEW SERIES: Calendar Mysteries

If you like A TO Z MYSTERIES, you will love CALENDAR MYSTERIES, the new series by Ron Roy . The main characters are Dink's young cousin, Lucy, and Josh’s younger brothers, Brian & Bradley, and Ruth Rose's younger brother, Nate. Ron Roy has written these books especially for first and second graders. If you like mysteries, jokes, and clues, these books are for you! (From

#1:  January Joker
#2:  February Friend
#3:  March Mischief
#4:  April Adventure (coming soon)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Read Across America Poem

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.
In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 2nd
                                                                     Your own special way
                                                                     And make this America's
                                                                     Read to Kids Day.

Visit the National Education Association for more about Read Across America!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 2 is Read Across America Day

The National Education Association's Read Across America Day is the nation's largest reading event, occurring each year on or near Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2nd).

Celebrate Seuss! Pick up some books by Dr. Seuss (this dragon's favorite is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) at the library, or print and color this Cat in the Hat Doorknob Hanger.

Want more? Watch this video interview with Mrs. Dr. Seuss, Audrey Geisel.