Sponsor a Book at APL

Your family can invest in your library and the future of your community with our new Sponsor-a-Book program.  Look for the notebook in the Children’s section of the library and pick a book that appeals to your family.  Your name will be added to the book on a special bookplate.

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Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a new children’s book title from our list.
  2. Fill out the form and take it to the circulation desk.
  3. You’ll keep the bottom half of the form as a reminder of your donation.  Turn in the top half so the library can purchase the book.
  4. When the book arrives, you’ll get it first.  After you share it with your family, it will be added to the children’s book collection!

There will be new books to pick from every month, so be sure to check back often.

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Gardening with Kids

Lisa Amstutz’s gardening series for kids offer unique and beautiful projects that are easy to do with kids.  Bring a little bit of garden into your home throughout the year with these four titles.

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Each book contains about a dozen projects with clear directions and photographic illustrations.  The projects are designed for children in grades 4-6, with notations of the parts of the projects that will require assistance from an adult.  Projects are designed for indoor or outdoor use, with easy directions for taking care of the plants after the initial gardening is finished.

Place a hold today:

Creative GardeningEdible GardeningEnchanted GardeningIndoor Gardening

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Magan’s Children’s Book Reviews

Magan’s August Children’s Book Reviews

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau

                Nothing exciting ever happens in the Hill of Dust, a small village in Mexico set in the 1950s. Eleven-year-old Teo has lost his sister and his mother is almost gone. One day, a group of gypsies arrive, bringing an extraordinary girl named Esma, who calls herself the Queen of Lighting. Esma’s grandmother, the Mistress of Destiny, tells them that they are to become lifelong friends. Teo and Esma work together to overcome the impossible and fulfill their fortune of becoming friends for life. The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau is a vibrant story that ignores racial backgrounds and encourages young readers to realize that nothing is impossible. This audiobook would be suitable for young middle-level readers.

Usagi Yojimbo: The Ronin by Stan Sakai

                The Civil War has barely ended and the Shogun has gotten a hold on power in 17th century Japan. There is one master less samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, a.k.a. Usagi Yojimbo who wanders the land. Usagi Yojimbo: The Ronin by cartoonist Stan Sakai is the first book in a series of graphic novels of a samurai’s many adventures during a time of political uneasiness.

I Went Walking by Sue Williams and Julie Vivas

                A young boy begins an exciting adventure, and discovers many different colorful animals. By the end, he finds he has a parade of animals trailing behind him! I Went Walking by Sue Williams is a charming poem for toddlers that teaches colors, animals, and simple vocabulary. The story also includes lovely watercolor pictures by Julie Vivas.

The Truth and Myths about Sea Monsters by L.A. Peacock

                Did you know that some prehistoric whales looked like crocodiles? And the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest ocean! These are some truths about sea monsters, and you’ll also discover some myths about sea monsters such as giant squids attacking submarines in the nonfiction book The Truth and Myths About Sea Monsters by L.A. Peacock.

Check them out!

  • The Lightning Queen

    By Laura Resau

    I Went Walking

    By Sue Williams and Julie Vivas

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