Category Archives: Fun

Michael Sullivan Visit

The library recently hosted Michael Sullivan, author of Connecting Boys With Books: What Libraries Can Do; Connecting Boys With Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap & Raising Boy Readers in addition to many other books. While at WNPL, Mr. Sullivan used stories and anecdotes to convey an understanding of the differences that are common among many boys and how these differences can affect reading…. Read more »

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

What does Wilma Rudolph, Anjali Bhaqwat, Keiko Fukuda and Katie Ledecky have in common? They are four of the fifty amazing women athletes highlighted in Rachel Ignotofsky’s book, Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win. These fifty strong, courageous and amazing female athletes from history and today. Some of these athletes are trail blazers. Some are Olympians…. Read more »

Chester and Gus

Chester is brave, loyal, smart, caring and loving. Chester is also a dog. You will meet Chester inn Cammie McGovern’s latest novel, Chester and Gus. Chester has been bred and trained to be a therapy dog. He always wanted to help someone. When he meets Gus, he isn’t sure if Gus even wants him around. He doesn’t know that Gus… Read more »

She Persisted

What do Maria Tallchief, Helen Keller, Sally Ride and Sonia Sotomayor have in common? They were persistent. In her latest book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to thirteen amazing American women. These women who faced great obstacles and not only faced their challenges, they persisted! Women like Oprah Winfrey, Harriet Tubman and… Read more »

Fluffy Strikes Back

Fluffy is not a house cat, nor a pet. He is Sergeant Fluffy Vandermere and the leader of P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel). In Ashley Spires’ graphic novel, Fluffy Strikes Back, Fluffy has been to a desk job for a long time. He rarely left his office. Suddenly there is an alien attack the bugliest bugs… Read more »

Moo: a Novel

Zora is smelly, dirty, mean and stubborn. And yes, Zora is a cow. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not all about a cow. In Sharon Creech’s latest, Moo: a Novel, Reena and her brother, Luke, move with their parents from New York City to a small town in Maine, they have no idea what life has in store for… Read more »

Breaking Cat News

Extra! Extra! Here’s what is happening in the cats’ world! Cartoonist Georgia Dunn brings you Breaking Cat News:Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats! You’ll get the inside scoop on cats’ feelings towards boxes, food, midnight runs and yes, those mysterious glowing red dots. You will get more insight on why they have a lack of love for… Read more »