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A Walk in the Woods: In this comedy adventure [movie from 2015], Robert Redford & Nick Nolte star as old friends who make the improbable decision to hike the 2,190–mile Appalachian Trail. As some people may know, I grew up in Maine. What you may not know from my currently, um, unimpressive physique is that I and my family

Miss Jenn is on set, Shhhh!

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hi everyone, quick post today because I need to be on set soon. Our amazing Kids Advisory Board is filming a promotional video for the Summer Reading Club and I am expecting a few of them this afternoon. We are using iMovie and one of the movie trailer templates to film. It's easy, but the coordination and

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics  - Chris Grabenstein Genre: J Fiction Publisher: Audio Book via Audible.com Book Challenge Category: A book published this year Description: Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again!  This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve worked at the library for almost 10 years and I only just NOW started using Overdrive, our digital collection of downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. I had successfully avoided it with such excuses as - I didn’t have an eReader (until a year ago); I thought the

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It’s National Library Week!  Here at UDPL, we like to think of every week as National Library Week.  There’s always a new book, engaging program, hit movie, or something else new and exciting to celebrate. During the official “National Library Week,” which is this week (April 10th-16th), we celebrate the many wonderful volunteers who contribute their time and

A warm fuzzy…

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