News, Reviews, and Events

In May, we celebrate National History Day (NHD) in honor of our local young historians. Since last October, over 600 middle school students made research visits to the library to gather information for their NHD projects. While many of these students moved on to state and national competition, we host our very own LPL competition. Stop by Main to see some of these projects and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Voting ends on May 15 @ 8. On Sunday, May 18, 1:30, we’ll announce our Washburn Awards for excellence in primary source research....

K and 2 kids — come visit us! This year, all public school kindergarteners and second graders took a field trip to the Main library. They learned all about great books and where to find them and even went on a super-secret behind the scenes tour!

We’re on a storytime break (getting ready for Summer Reading)! Be sure to stop by, say hi and check out some books and some of our fun activities!

Letter of the Week  - Each week, a new letter is introduced along with a craft for your little one to try!

Baby Book Bees  - Start your baby on the path to book love and reading. Read 100 books to your baby in the first year and receive a bib and a wonderful book to share.

Calling all middle and high school students—we’ve got a great volunteer opportunity for you this summer at the library! If you like working with children and other teens, are a quick learner and consider yourself the responsible type, then we want to work with you as part of our teen volunteer program. Teens help Youth Service staff at all of our programs for children and teens at the library during the summer and we aren’t exaggerating when we say that we couldn’t do it without our volunteers!

It's spring break for many school kids and we are here for you at the library. Besides all the great books, CDs and DVDs for check-out, we also have some marvelous DIY and stealthy programs that you can do while spending time with us!

Teens - Spring Break Challenge - bust your brain on these book related trivia clues - you may win a B&N gift certificate.

Elementary School Kids - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Craziness - design a book cover for the upcoming book and try a scavenger hunt. Earn a Mom buck!