Staff Picks

Your Friday Five

Scary books for teens (and adults, too)

It's Halloween, get scared!  


Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood, who walked through the forest to visit her sick grandmother. While she was walking, she met the Big Bad Wolf, who tricked her and raced to Grandmother's house and ate her up in one bite! When Red Riding Hood arrived, she noticed something different about her grandmother: "Oh Grandmother, what big eyes you have!", said Red Riding Hood. "All the better to see you with, my dear," said the Big Bad Wolf. "Oh Grandmother, what big ears you have!", said Red Riding Hood.

Screaming Staircase

Books that Go Bump in the Night

Ghosts, monsters and mummies...Oh My!

Looking for a good book to get you in a spooky mood? Kids, check out these SUPERnatural books.  The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The Family Book by Todd Parr book cover

Family Fun Time

Learning about your family

Do you know if you have cousins? Do you have aunts and uncles that live far away? Do your parents remember their grandparents? Learning about your family is called genealogy. Take time to ask questions and start to track your own family tree! Want to read more about families? Check out these titles:

Your Friday Five

Movies to Watch When It's Too Cold to Go Outside

Welcome to new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting movies! Specifically, movies that you may have heard of but might not have seen, movies that will captivate you and make you gasp or squeal with delight, or movies that will make your heart melt. So curl up with your favorite blanket and some hot cocoa and pop in one of these DVDs!

It by Stephen King

Scary Stories to Read After Dark

Horror stories to add to your Halloween reads

I've never been a big horror fan. Horror movies? No thanks. Haunted houses? Yeah right. Ghost tours of abandonded anythings. That's cute. Japanese Horror Movies? 100 percent never no way. Scary stories? Yes, OK, sounds great, sign me up. 

Halloween Crafts by Fay Robinson

Halloween is Coming

Spooky reads!

Halloween is almost here, which means we have a great excuse to read spooky books! One Halloween-themed picture book I like is If You're a Monster and You Know It by Ed and Rebecca Emberley, a monster-themed version of "If you're happy and you know it" song.

Your Friday Five: Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these teen titles

Frida, Jonah Winter

"The Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'The Big Pumpkin'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman is the featured piece. A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.


Your Friday Five: Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these adult titles

With Hispanic Heritage Month in mind, I share my adult version of a Friday Five! These Latino authors tell vastly different stories about Latino families. Protagonists are born to immigrant parents yet share varying anecdotes about the "Latino Experience."  Enjoy, and let us know what you think.