On Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., we’re offering a unique way for middle school and high students to earn community service hours. Local author Joy Jones has written a short story titled The Cranberry Box and is looking for feedback from pre-teen and teen readers. Participants will earn two community service hours for taking part in this event. Copies of the story are available at the Library’s main desk; you must read the story before the discussion. Registration required.
We're meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Copies are available for checkout, thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. This club is for kids in grades 6 and up; newcomers are always welcome. Please register by going to www.takomapark.info/library/registration.html.
If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift, try a book! We've got lots of suggestions in our Best Books for Kids lists, posted on the library's Books blog: http://takomapark.info/library/books/.
Teen fiction suggestions can be found in the second list, while the third list features recommended non-fiction, folktales, poetry, graphic novels and re-issued classics.
Karen MacPherson, children's and teen librarin
Best Kids/Teen Books
Looking for a great holiday gift? Try a book!
I've culled through more than 1,000 children's and teen books published this year to highlight the best for kids. You'll find great books for pre-teens and teens on this list, which has been posted on the library's Books blog. Look for the entry labeled Best Kids Books 2. We'll soon post a final list listing some of the best non-fiction and graphic novels for kids.
Karen MacPherson, children's/teen librarian, Takoma Park Maryland Library