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  • New Adult Books Order: October 2020

    New Adult Books Order: October 2020

    October 2020 New Adult Books Ordered for October 2020 Here’s a peek at the newest arrivals! Book teasers from Fantastic Fiction and GoodReads,  sites we use often to find authors and titles. Check it out! You can place a hold using our online catalog or call us at 440-293-6792. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman This is a poignant comedy about…Read MoreRead More »
  • Happy Cat Month: Book Suggestions Featuring Cats

    Happy Cat Month: Book Suggestions Featuring Cats

    September 21, 2020 | Maria Firkaly  September is Cat Month and quite a few of us on staff at the library have feline pals at home. Whether you have a purrfect reading buddy or have a busy body who demands attention every time you try to read, we hope you give one of these books…Read MoreRead More »
  • Book suggestions for Middle Grade Readers – September 2020

    Book suggestions for Middle Grade Readers – September 2020

    September 14, 2020| Maria Firkaly   I love my job at the library and I really enjoy putting together book lists and displays. I recently had a request for some newer books suggestions for a 6th grader. With some input from our children’s librarian, here is the list we came up with. The request was for…Read MoreRead More »
  • Video Conferencing Now Available at the Library

    Video Conferencing Now Available at the Library

    September 1, 2020 Video Conferencing Now Available at the Library The Andover Public Library now offers video chat capability as part of our public computer services. The service is available to adults and remote assistance is offered by the library staff. Appointments are required to use library computers. Due to the increase in video conferencing,…Read MoreRead More »
  • Book Reviews with Miss Betsy: The Highland Falcon Thief

    Book Reviews with Miss Betsy: The Highland Falcon Thief

  • New Adult Book Orders – September 2020

    New Adult Book Orders – September 2020

    September 2020 Here’s a peek at the newest arrivals! Book teasers from Fantastic Fiction and GoodReads,  sites we use often to find authors and titles. Check it out! You can place a hold using our online catalog or call us at 440-293-6792.   Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter GBI investigator Will Trent needs medical examiner Sara…Read MoreRead More »
  • 7 Book Suggestions for National Potato Day

    7 Book Suggestions for National Potato Day

    August 19, 2020 | Maria Firkaly High in carbs, but oh so good. Happy National Potato Day to you! We love to celebrate wacky holidays at the library. Here is our latest digital book display all about Potatoes! We’ve included a few cookbooks along with some adult fiction and juvenile fiction. We hope you give…Read MoreRead More »
  • Suffragette – Celebrating 100 years of Voting Equality for Women

    Suffragette – Celebrating 100 years of Voting Equality for Women

    August 17, 2020 | Maria Firkaly Suffragette – Celebrating 100 years of Voting Equality for Women Reading Suggestions for all ages We are celebrating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. On August 18, 1920 women in the United States were finally granted the right to voting equality. The 19th amendment guarantees…Read MoreRead More »
  • Space Week Reading Suggestions and More!

    Space Week Reading Suggestions and More!

    August 13, 2020 | Maria Firkaly SPACE WEEK We hope you join us for “Space Week” with some reading suggestions for all ages and free movies about space on Hoopla. Reading Suggestions Juvenile Books Pete the Cat Out of this World by James Dean (picture book) Place a hold for library pick-up Download on Libby…Read MoreRead More »
  • Book Reviews with Miss Betsy: “Scare Me”

    Book Reviews with Miss Betsy: “Scare Me”

    Are you a fan of scary stories? Miss Betsy has a good suggestion for you. Check out her review of Scare Me by K. R. Alexander and then check out the book to enjoy yourself from our library catalog! This title is currently available as an audio book on Hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13284769, too!Read More »
  • Shark Week 2020 Reading Suggestions & More

    Shark Week 2020 Reading Suggestions & More

    Are you ready for Shark Week 2020? Take a bite out of boredom and check out some books, movies, crafts, and more to help you make the most of Shark Week!  Books featuring Sharks Juvenile Titles Shark vs Train by Chris Barton (Picture Book) Place a hold for library pick-up Audio book on Hoopla If…Read MoreRead More »
  • Bake Some Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cookbook Suggestions

    Bake Some Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cookbook Suggestions

    August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Do you love a good chocolate chip cookie? We’ve pulled together a short list of cookbooks for you to check out! Chocolate chip cookies by Carey Jones and Robyn Lenzi E-book on Libby E-book on Hoopla             101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies…Read MoreRead More »
  • Book Reviews with Miss Betsy: Accidental by Alex Richards

    Book Reviews with Miss Betsy: Accidental by Alex Richards

    Miss Betsy reviews Accidental by Alex Richards.  Place a hold on this book for library pick-up Download the e-book on LibbyRead More »
  • Reading Suggestions for True Crime/Mystery Lovers

    Reading Suggestions for True Crime/Mystery Lovers

    July 29, 2020   Maria Firkaly Did you binge Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix recently? I did! I love a good mystery both in true crime and as fiction. We’ve  put together these True/Crime and Fiction mysteries reading selections. We hope you find your next good read. Young Adult Mysteries A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly…Read MoreRead More »
  • Summer Fun Activity Reading Suggestions – Mysteries

    Summer Fun Activity Reading Suggestions – Mysteries

    July 29, 2020   Maria Firkaly Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Reading mysteries is fun. It also demonstrates the power of critical thinking skills and promotes problem solving. We have put together just a handful of reading suggestions for children. Enjoy! If you need assistance in placing a hold or using the Libby or Hoopla apps,…Read MoreRead More »
  • Make Prince & Princess Hats and Crowns

    Make Prince & Princess Hats and Crowns

    Create a Crown or Hat!  Princess Hats and Crowns Supplies: Poster board Glue or tape Ribbon Gems   Instructions: Wrap the poster board like a cone and taped it in place Test it out for size Then cut the bottom edge straight around. Add gems, ribbons, to your hat. Glue or tape lengths of tulle…Read MoreRead More »
  • Large Dragon Eye Craft

    Large Dragon Eye Craft

    Large Dragon Eyes For this project you will need: Fillable ornament, in 2 pieces Acrylic Paint. Paint Brushes. Toothpick Reference Images Directions: Step 2: Open the fill-able ornament. Set one aside, you will be painting on the inside the ornament. Step 2: Paint Your Pupil and Edges Start with black paint form a definite pupil.…Read MoreRead More »
  • Summer Fun Activity Reading Suggestions: Bubbles

    Summer Fun Activity Reading Suggestions: Bubbles

    Bubble Week at the Andover Public Library, July 27 – July 31 Bubble themed books The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle (middle grades) Place a hold for library pick-up Read as e-book on Libby Charlie Han’s troubles are way bigger than he is. At school, he’s branded an outsider, a loser – the tiny…Read MoreRead More »
  • Miss Betsy Reviews “Fart Squad”

    Miss Betsy Reviews “Fart Squad”

    Book Reviews with Miss Betsy Miss Betsy reviews the Fart Squad by Seamus Pilger. Read More »
  • Whales! All ages book suggestions

    Whales! All ages book suggestions

    July 21, 2020   Maria Firkaly Whales! All Ages Book Suggestions Whales! I just read an article from NPR titled “Whales Get a Break as Pandemic Creates Quieter Oceans” .  As much as the social distancing and staying at home has disrupted our human lives, it seems like the whales (and probably most wildlife) are enjoying a…Read MoreRead More »
  • Here Be Dragons!

    Here Be Dragons!

    Books, Movies, Crafts for Kids Our Summer Reading theme of “Imagine Your Story” would not be complete without Dragons! The library has tons of books featuring dragons available. Give Miss Betsy, our children’s librarian, a call (440-293-6792) and she will gladly get a bundle of books ready for you to pick-up.  We’ve been making dragon…Read MoreRead More »
  • Make A Fire Breathing Dragon

    Make A Fire Breathing Dragon

    Make A Fire Breathing Dragon Miss Sheila and Miss Betsy have more Dragon fun for you! Make a Fire Breathing Dragon and then read some great books about dragons. Find instructions and a video below and create your own dragon. Fire Breathing Dragon                      Supplies needed Toilet Paper tube  Green Construction Paper 2 Large pom poms …Read MoreRead More »