Rapunzel: Escape the Tower Digital Escape Room

We just put the finishing touches on our fun new digital escape room — Rapunzel: Escape the Tower!

Can you help free Rapunzel from the tower before the evil, old Enchantress returns? Rapunzel and the Prince can escape only with your help! This escape room is intended for all ages and may be completed individually or as a group.

Created by Andover Public Library librarians Sara and Jackie.

Copy of Once upon a time...


Check out our previous digital escape room: Escape from Treasure Island.

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Civil Rights Reading Suggestions

For those looking to understand conversations happening in the world right now, check out these books available from Sunflower eLibrary and fellow KanShare consortium libraries. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it’s a starting point to learning more.
Together with the City of Andover, we are committed to ensuring our community and library is a place of inclusion that celebrates and protects diversity. We support equality and justice, not only in our community but also in our nation.
Read the full statement by the City of Andover here.


Adult Titles

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America by Vegas Tenold

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang


YA Titles

Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris

The March against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power by Ann Bausum

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable: Adapted for Young Adults by Michael Bennett and Dave Zirin

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Tyler Johnson was Here by Jay Coles

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Stamped–Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal

Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality by Alison Marie Behnke

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi


Juvenile titles

Let’s Talk about Racism by Bruce Sanders

Dealing with Racism by Jane Lacey

What’s racism? by Amy B. Rogers

Let’s Talk about Race by Julius Lester

Let Them Play by Margot Theis Raven

Midnight Without a Moon Linda Williams Jackson

Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change by Michelle Cook

Unbound: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz

My Hair Is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Hair love by Matthew A. Cherry

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Read-Along Books on the Libby App

Read-Along books in the Libby app provide audio narration with highlighted words. Access over 700 books with read-along narration! Here’s how:
 Open your Libby app and click on the Search For A Book box at the top.
Select More Options on the right.
Next to Format, Select Any and change it to Read-Along books.
Select Search and browse through all the Read-Alongs!
Select Borrow to borrow the book you’d like to read. Read Alongs must be read in the Libby app and cannot be transferred to Kindles or other e-readers.
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