Foreword – August 22, 2022

It’s not too late for Summer Library Challenge participants to turn in their completed forms. Forms may be turned in through August 31.

Storytime will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 10:15 AM. We will take a two week break from storytime in early September. The fall launch of storytime will be September 15.

Back-to-school books aren’t just for the picture book crowd.

Thirteen-year-old Sal Vidón is the new kid at school and the year is not getting off to a good start. He’s had run-in with a bully, his teachers are unfamiliar of the needs of a kid with Type 1 diabetes, and there’s the small matter of the raw chicken he pulled from another universe and planted in the bully’s locker. (Really.) Then he meets Gabi Reál, a fact-finding powerhouse who is not easily fooled, and before long, they realize it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship that just may break the universe! Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez is a delightfully funny story of real-life drama and down-to-earth problems featuring a character capable of creating portals to the multiverse, though Sal is still figuring that out. (It turns out bringing objects and people from other universes can create unintended consequences!) This big-hearted story of this dynamic duo is sure to appeal to fans of Rick Riordian and readers who enjoy stories that embrace humor and hjinks!