July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with an early reader, picture book, or chapter book about this delicious treat!

Dizzy Izzy by Jon Scieszka
Esme the ice cream fairy by Daisy Meadows

Road trips are the quintessential summer experience. Ride along with teens facing unexpected love, music, family drama, and grief. 

American road trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

Whether you're looking for adventure, romance, or mystery, these YA novels set in space have it all!

Across the universe by Beth Revis
Dare mighty things by Heather Kaczynski

These graphic novels set in space are packed with action, adventure, and beautiful storytelling. Take one home today!

Apollo by Matt Fitch

Summer is the perfect time to curl up with a book about man's best friend! Try a picture book featuring a dog below. 

A ball for Daisy by Christopher Raschka
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Explore Outdoors Kit includes a monocular telescope cell phone lens, magnifying glass, butterfly net, Nature Connection workbook, and a journal to share your observations. Come on in and take one home!

Can't make it in to get a kit? Try one of these local resources:

Or download an app to help you become a nature expert:

  • Leafsnap - (free, iOS) - instantly identify leaves and plants with a single photo
  • Merlin Bird ID - (free, iOS and Android) - search for and identify local birds
  • TrailLink (free, iOS and Android) - find trail maps, photos, reviews, and more

 

Looking for a new fantasy series to try? Already read popular series like Red Queen, Throne of Glass, and Shadow and Bone? You may have missed some of the fantastic fantasy titles below!

Daughter of the pirate king by Tricia Levenseller
East by Edith Pattou

In 1992, the month of May was designated Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate by reading a YA book by an author of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry this month! Some selections are listed below. 

After the shot drops by Randy Ribay
American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

These YA book covers will have you doing double takes! Which do you prefer?

You're Welcome Universe vs. Picture Us in the Light

You're welcome universe by illustrator Whitney Gardner

Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

From Storytime

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