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Phoenix Book Club: Mysteries

Disappearances, ghosts, murders and more were the focus of this month's mystery theme.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Check out our new reading program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers! 

Do you think you can read 1000 books with your child before they reach Kindergarten? It might be easier than you think! Any book you read counts, whether it's an audio book in the car, books read at a storytime, board books, ebooks, or a book you read to them. You can even count every single time you read that one old favorite over and over.

Phoenix Book Club: School Stories

Who doesn't want to read about school at the end of the summer? Turns out, we all really enjoyed it!

School Stories

The New Small Person by Lauren Child

Elmore Green is an only child, and he likes it that way. He has his own room, his own jellybeans, and best of all, his parents think he is “simply the funniest, cleverest, most adorable person they had ever seen.” Everything changes one day when the new small person arrives. The new small person follows Elmore around, copies whatever he does, and licks his jellybeans -- but he also shares his toys and keeps Elmore company when he’s had a scary dream.

Launchpad Tablets for Kids!

Kid-friendly tablet computers are coming to the children's sections at all Quincy library locations! And yes, you can check them out and take them home. Looking for more games and activities for your kids to play? Try a Launchpad! Each tablet comes pre-loaded with games and apps for kids and the tablets themselves are sturdy and made for kids to use. Got a dinosaur enthusiast in the house?

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

A beautifully crafted novel, Echo tells the intertwining stories of Friedrich, a 12-year-old in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power; Mike, an 11-year-old orphan in depression-era Pennsylvania; and Ivy, the daughter of migrant workers in Southern California, one year after Pearl Harbor. The thread connecting the kids’ stories is music, specifically a harmonica with almost magical qualities. The characters’ stories are richly told, and Muñoz Ryan’s writing makes the book a joy to read.

Superheroes for Younger Readers

Are your kids clamoring for superheroes, but maybe a little young for comic books just yet? Have no fear! There are plenty of picture books and beginning readers to satisfy the superhero in all of us!

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

It's the summer before starting middle school, and Astrid is ready to spend it hanging out with her best friend, Nicole. The two have always done everything together, so why would this summer be any different? For one thing, Nicole has no interest in attending roller derby camp with Astrid and has signed up for dance camp instead. Over the course of the summer, Astrid learns that friends sometimes grow apart, and she learns how to work harder than she’s ever worked in pursuit of roller derby glory!

Every Hero Has a Story!

Summer is finally here! Come on in and see all the amazing programs we've got going on at the library this summer!

Are you looking for a craft program? A storytime? A book club? Bubbles? Superheroes? Cookies? Movies? Science? What about singing and dancing? Or maybe Dungeons & Dragons? We've got it all this summer at all four library locations in Quincy, plus more than we could possibly fit into a single blog post. 

Phoenix Book Club: Superpowers!

For June we got a jump on this summer's theme by reading all about superheroes (and supervillains).

Superhero Comics

Superhero Novels

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