2017 December Gift Suggestions!

Are you looking for some gift-giving book ideas for the holidays?  We’ve pulled together a list to start with!  All of our suggestions were published in 2017, so they should be available in most bookstores.  (Of course, they’re also good to check out from the library, even if you don’t need to buy a gift for a reader you know.)

If you’re looking for something more specific, come in and visit the Library.  We can help with suggestions, or you could just look through our New Book Shelves for ideas…

dec gifts 1

dec gifts 2

And, if you just want the cover pictures instead:

dec gifts pics 1

gift books 2017 2 pics

Happy Shopping!



Book Display – If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is currently the most borrowed book for kids in the Weston Library!

Greg Heffley knows middle school is tough, and the other kids are tougher.  What’s a kid to do?  Keep track!  This fun series has gained so much popularity over the past few years, Greg has to be the most famous middle-school student in the world. The tales of his exploits in and out of the classroom are hilarious, for kids and adults alike.

But what’s a kid to do when he or she has read the entire series?  (Well, besides wait for the next installment.)  Our answer–find a new series!  All the titles in our display are read-alikes…other books with characters “enjoying” their school experiences and sharing their stories through diaries, cartoons and funny stories.  Come in and try one!

And if you’d like to see our recommendations, try our second September 2013 newsletter; Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-alikes:

monthly newsletter sept 13 wimpy kid

Not only does it have a booklist, but also a recipe for S’not Slime and Moldy Cheese Balls.  Enjoy!


Book Display – Cowpokes!

Saddle up and git on down to the Library for our Cowboy display!  If you want a book on cowboys, cowgirls or ranch life, check out our cute cowboy, based on the picture book Cowboy Small, by Lois Lenski and recreated by librarian Karen B.  If you’d like to expand that theme at home, check out our September newsletter with a cowpoke booklist, recipe and craft!

monthly newsletter  sept 13 cowboys

Yee-haw!  🙂



Summer Reading, Week THREE!

This is WEEK THREE of the Summer Reading Program!
Our Theme is: Digging Machines!
Our Craft is: Construction Doorhangers!

We have SEVERAL special programs this week:

Come in and for a participatory program for families by Parent’s Choice Award-Winning Singer and Storyteller Davis Bates! He will be telling tales for all ages. The program is on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30 in the Storytelling Room.

JEANNIE MACK will be here on Thursday morning at 1:30, for our monthly LIBRARY SING-ALONG for preschoolers and kids who like to sing!

We are also signing up kids for our READ TO DOGS Program on Friday morning from 10:30 to 12:00. Kindergartners through fourth grade kids can sign up for a 15-minute slot and read aloud to a dog! Come by the Library to register.

Speaking of signing up, we now have tickets available for next week’s ANIMAL ADVENTURES program. Come by the library to pick up your free ticket!

For more info on these and other programs this summer, visit our Library Calendar!

Here’s our WEEK THREE Newsletter, featuring a Construction Vehicle craft, recipe and booklist:

13 newsletter week three construction








…and I have been told that I forgot to post our WEEK ONE Newsletter, so here’s that one as well:

13 newsletter week one mummies








Happy Reading!  If you have any problems with your Online Summer Reading Log, please call the library for help!