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Jenn, our children's librarian

This morning I went to visit an area preschool and kindergarten class and when I walked in the door my heart melted. I was greeted with, “Miss Jenn, Miss Jenn, Miss Jenn!” The kids were very excited to see me and to hear a few stories. Even when there was a chance I had to visit another

Molly, our teen librarian

Dear School Librarians, I couldn't do my job without you. Okay, so MAYBE  I could still order books to put on the shelves without your suggestions. And MAYBE I could plan programs without your ideas. And MAYBE I could even oversee my volunteers without your help, but it sure would be a lot more difficult to do my job if I didn't have

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hi everyone, I have some very exciting news to share with you (you might have heard about all of these already, aren’t you lucky). Item #1: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten This is a free incentive program for families with children who have not yet started kindergarten. The goal is read 1,000 books with them before they start school. You

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown Genre: Adult Fiction Publisher: Audio Book via Audible.com Book Challenge Category: A book recommended by a librarian or book seller Description: Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew

Jenn, our children's librarian

We are very excited to have the Hampstead Stage Company visiting us next week to present: Alice in Wonderland. This will be a real play with real actors, just not on a stage. I am a huge proponent of introducing children to the arts. It gives them an appreciation of literature, talent and hard work. We are

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I love checklists. I just can’t help the feeling of success and completion that I get from the simple act of checking an item on a list. To Do Lists, Grocery Lists, whatever. I remember discussing this feeling long ago with a colleague who felt the same. I can still see her definitively checking off an item

Jenn, our children's librarian

Several years ago I started making New Year’s resolutions that I knew I could keep. I would decide to wear more make-up, wear more jewelry, etc., easy things to maintain. About six years ago, I resolved to write down the books I read. It was a great idea; as a librarian it would help me do my

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Genre: Adult Fiction Publisher: eBook via Overdrive Book Challenge Category: A book that you should have read in school Description: The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with

Jenn, our children's librarian

A few days ago it was announced that Lionsgate bought the rights to all the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne and it got me thinking about the idea of turning books into movies. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/magic-tree-house-movies-adaptation-lionsgate-1201697059/     There are countless movies based on books and more in the works, I even had to read a book that is being

Molly, our teen librarian

If you happened to visit the STEAM Lab or the Teen Space last week, you probably noticed that our 3D printers have DOUBLED since the last time you were there. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library, we now have four printers up and running. The new printers are MakerBot Replicator Minis,