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  • New Adult Books Coming in July 2020

    New Adult Books Coming in July 2020

    Get Ready to add some new titles to your “To Read” list! These books can be checked out at the Andover Public Library or placed on hold through the Clevnet library collaborative.    28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand When Mallory Blessing’s son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a…Read MoreRead More »
  • 5 Children’s Books About Fairies

    5 Children’s Books About Fairies

    5 Children’s books about Fairies June 24, 2020    Maria Firkaly Of course we’ve included fairies as part of the library Imagine Your Story summer reading program this year. Here are some reading selections ranging from picture book to juvenile novels.  The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure   Libby e-book Juvenile Novel In the summer of…Read MoreRead More »
  • 7 YA/General Fiction Books About Unicorns

    7 YA/General Fiction Books About Unicorns

    7 Young Adult/General Fiction Books About Unicorns June 23, 2020    Maria Firkaly Our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading theme this week is Unicorns and Fairies. We put together a list of 7 young adult and general fiction titles to check out. One is a comic book .. how fun is that?  “Be a Unicorn in a…Read MoreRead More »
  • 5 Children’s Books About Unicorns

    5 Children’s Books About Unicorns

    5 Children’s Books About Unicorns June 23, 2020     Maria Firkaly This week’s Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Theme is Unicorns and Fairies. We have many juvenile titles on our library shelves to choose from. I’ve put together some selections that are available in multiple formats. Enjoy!   Unicorn Day by  Diana Murray, Luke Flowers   Libby…Read MoreRead More »
  • Imagine Your Story – Design A Shield

    Imagine Your Story – Design A Shield

    Grab the markers and crayons! Time to Design a Shield!  Read More »
  • Love You Dad! Reading suggestions for Father’s Day 2020

    Love You Dad! Reading suggestions for Father’s Day 2020

    Share a book with Dad this Father’s Day! June 16, 2020  by Maria Firkaly If you plan on celebrating a dad this coming Father’s Day, we put together some great books to share. Some are available in print from our library shelves. (Call us to pick one up curbside! 440-293-6792) Others are available as e-books…Read MoreRead More »
  • 7 Young Adult and General Fiction Suggestions – Knights & Gnomes

    7 Young Adult and General Fiction Suggestions – Knights & Gnomes

    7 Young Adult and General Fiction Suggestions – Knights & Gnomes June 15, 2020 by Maria Firkaly This is the first week of the Andover Public Library’s Imagine Your Story summer reading theme. We have a children’s craft “Design a Shield” and a teen/adult craft “Make a Rice Gnome”. We also kicked off the “Where’s Norman…Read MoreRead More »
  • 10 Children’s Books about Knights and Gnomes

    10 Children’s Books about Knights and Gnomes

    10 Children’s Books about Knights and Gnomes June 15, 2020 by Maria Firkaly Our library Summer Reading Theme for 2020 is Imagine Your Story. This week the craft for children is Design a Shield, while the adults and teens will be creating a Rice Gnome. So, how about some Knight and Gnome themed stories? The…Read MoreRead More »
  • Red Pine Cones – Susan Hill

    Red Pine Cones – Susan Hill

    One of the most fascinating things on our farm is the action of the pine cones. Right now the pine tree male cones are releasing their pollen. Clouds of it are flying from the tops of the trees. The female cones take up the pollen and drop off the tree to release seed. It takes years (and for…Read MoreRead More »
  • 6 Books to Celebrate the launch of Spacex Falcon X

    6 Books to Celebrate the launch of Spacex Falcon X

    May 27, 2020  –  Maria Firkaly History in the making. Where will you be when the the Spacex Falcon X Rocket launches today? We hope you have an opportunity to watch it live. The launch is scheduled for 4:33 PM Eastern Time. You can tune into NASA TV.  We’ve put together a list of Spaceflight…Read MoreRead More »
  • Put the Shovel Down and Pick Up a Good Book – Reading Suggestions

    Put the Shovel Down and Pick Up a Good Book – Reading Suggestions

    May 23, 2020  Maria Firkaly The holiday weekend feeling like all work and no fun? Give yourself a break. Put down that shovel and pick up a good book. We have a few to suggest. If someone asks what you are doing? Research. The Lawn by Virginia Jenkins  –  available in e-book Lawns now blanket…Read MoreRead More »
  • 8 Adult Reading Suggestions for Memorial Day

    8 Adult Reading Suggestions for Memorial Day

    May 22, 2020  –  Maria Firkaly 8 Adult Reading Suggestion for Memorial Day                                                                                  Including links…Read MoreRead More »
  • Wednesday Crafts with Sheila – Memorial Day Hanging Craft

    Wednesday Crafts with Sheila – Memorial Day Hanging Craft

    May 20, 2020 Memorial Day Hanging Craft   Sheila came up with a super cute and easy craft for Memorial Day. Check out the video and get your supplies together. You could easily make multiples of these hanging stars and place at varying heights for a fun effect. Supplies needed   15 popsicle sticks Twine…Read MoreRead More »
  • Pick Strawberries Day

    Pick Strawberries Day

    May 20, 2020 I just realized that today is Pick Strawberries Day! Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. When I was a kid, we had a huge strawberry garden. My siblings and I would be tasked with picking them and my mom would make strawberry pies (adding a few with rhubarb for my dad),…Read MoreRead More »
  • 5 Fiction Selections for Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, 2020

    5 Fiction Selections for Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, 2020

    Five Adult Fiction Selections for Peace Officers Memorial Day The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was twelve,…Read MoreRead More »
  • Healthy Dog Treats

    Healthy Dog Treats

    Homemade Dog Treats May 13, 2020 Wednesday Crafts with Sheila May is National Pet Month. Many of us at the Andover Public Library have pets, so celebrating this month was a no brainer! Sheila’s Wednesday Craft this week featured a tutorial on making homemade dog treats. On May 6, she showed us how to make…Read MoreRead More »
  • World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Digital Selections

    World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Digital Selections

    Are you an avid backyard birder? Spring is a wonderful time to watch for the arrival of migratory birds at your feeders. May 9, 2020 is World Migratory Bird Day. We’ve put together a short list of ebooks and links to diy bird feeders and more to celebrate. You can check out activities and live…Read MoreRead More »
  • DIY Feather Cat Toy Instructions

    DIY Feather Cat Toy Instructions

    We are celebrating National Pet Month in May. Sheila’s May 6th “Wednesday Crafts with Sheila” showed us how to make a DIY Feather Cat Toy.  View the video here.   Here are the instructions to make your own: Materials/ Supplies: Scissors felt Iron Cat toy template (download and print feather template or make your own) Jingle…Read MoreRead More »
  • 8 Digital Cookbooks for Cinco de Mayo

    8 Digital Cookbooks for Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is finally on a Taco Tuesday. If you are missing your favorite Mexican restaurant right now, here are 8 cookbooks to help you get through your sorrow. No tears in YOUR margarita! We’ve got you covered.                 1. Quick and Easy Mexican Cooking  by Cecilia Hae-Jin…Read MoreRead More »
  • Digital Selections to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Kent State Shooting

    Digital Selections to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Kent State Shooting

    Never forget the tragic event 50 years ago today at Kent State University when Ohio National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds within 13 seconds into a crowd of students.  Read More »
  • New Movies May 2020

    New Movies May 2020

    Emma. (2020) Anya Taylor-Joy,Johnny Flynn,Bill Nighy,Autumn de Wilde,Tim Bevan,Eric Fellner,Graham Broadbent,Pete Czernin,Eleanor Catton; DVD The Invisible Man (2020) Elisabeth Moss,Aldis Hodge,Storm Reid,Harriet Dyer,Michael Dorman,Oliver Jackson-Cohen,Leigh Whannell,Jason Blum,Kylie Du Fresne; DVD Blumhouses Fantasy Island Michael Pena,Maggie Q,Lucy Hale,Austin Stowell,Jimmy Yang,Portia Doubleday,Ryan Hansen,Michael Rooker,Mike Vogel,Parisa Fitz-Henley,Kim Coates,Robbie Jones,Jeff Wadlow,Jason Blum,Marc Toberoff; DVD Ordinary Love Lesley Manville,Liam Neeson,Lisa…Read MoreRead More »
  • If You Liked Tiger King, Try Out One Of These Titles

    If You Liked Tiger King, Try Out One Of These Titles

    Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Did you binge Tiger King on Netflix? Looking for more? Try out one of these titles. Available on Libby by Overdrive as e-books and or audiobooks. Need help accessing Libby from your computer or mobile device? Contact us.                 Geek Love…Read MoreRead More »