Foreword – July 10, 2023

Travel is often a component of summer fun, and the miles can pass by more quickly with the help of an engaging audiobook! There is a selection of digital audiobooks available for free with your library card through the Libby app, and audiobooks on cd are available. (We do encourage you to plan ahead for the best selection.)

Here are a few of our go-to, family road trip recommendations.

The Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. Mercy Watson is a pet pig who lives on Deckawoo Drive, and her adventures include others in her neighborhood and celebrations that serve “toast with a great deal of butter,” her favorite food.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

A crate containing a robot crashes onto a remote island. Once an inquisitive animal accident turns the robot (Roz) on, Roz has to use her programming to figure out how to connect with and help her animal neighbors.

Osmo Uknown and the the Eightpenny Woods by Catherynne Valente

This story for tweens is a bit more complicated but will appeal to listeners who appreciate a blend of fantasy, adventure, and humor. After his mother accidentally kills a Quidnunx, Osmo must marry the dead creature’s ghost. He and his two companions must travel through the land of the dead to collect a list of items so he may fulfill his obligation and protect his family and fellow townspeople.

Storytime is back at its regular time—10:15 AM on Thursday. Join us as we feature community helpers each week!

Our drop-in activity this week is marble emoji magnets.

Youth are invited to get creative and constructive with cardboard and special, kid-friendly tools during this week’s program (Tuesday, July 11 at 2:00 PM), Cardboard Creations. Participants will have the option of working together to create a big project.