Book Worms During COVID-19: My First Venture Into Virtual Programming

Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: Video is roughly 15 minutes long; with accompanying activities 45 minutes to an hourProgram Type: Online (Pre-recorded) When our library made the decision to cancel all programming through mid-May, I panicked. I had so many fun things in the works! I couldn't bear the thought of disappointing our … Continue reading Book Worms During COVID-19: My First Venture Into Virtual Programming

Book Review: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman

Who hasn’t been captivated by the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a moth or butterfly? It is a truly awe-inspiring transformation, and one that is still not fully understood even today. Seems like a pretty harmless fascination, right? Not for Maria Merian. Growing up in mid-17th century Europe, not only were women discouraged and/or forbidden … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman

Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

This review was originally published on the Johnson City Public Library blog. Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through and new information has been added in red. Eleven-year-old Imogene has grown up working with her family at the Florida Renaissance Faire. This year, she finally begins her training … Continue reading Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Book Review: The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

This review was originally published on the Johnson City Public Library blog. Eleven-year-old Eric Harper has heard rumors of an elusive white deer that roams his family’s woods. One evening, he finally sees it for himself, and to his amazement, finds that it is actually a beautiful unicorn that needs help. Eric’s veterinarian neighbor hires … Continue reading Book Review: The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Book Review: I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

It is 1969 and the space race is on! Ten-year-old Mamie’s teacher, Mrs. Collins (no relation to astronaut Michael Collins; she checked), asks her students to write a letter to one of the three astronauts being sent to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Only Mamie picks Michael Collins because, as she says, “he’s … Continue reading Book Review: I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted