May We Suggest?

May We Suggest?This blog provides customized book recommendations to our patrons. To get your own, just fill out the May We Suggest form and you can expect results within 10 days. You can also like May We Suggest on facebook.

Learn About Protecting Animals

Would you like to learn more about protecting and rescuing 
animals? Be sure to visit the library July 15-21 and see the 
display case featuring various animal welfare agencies including World Wildlife Foundation, Stiggy's Dogs, The Humane Society of Huron Valley, The Humane Society Berman Center for Animal Care - Westland, Best Friends Animal Society, and Rescued Greyhounds as Pets.  Please visit any of these organization's websites, read one of the library's many books or watch a movie about animals to earn a badge. Blog about something you've learned if you like!

At Home Story Fun

Are you looking for something to do this summer to earn your badges for CYS? For a fun activity, have an at home storytime! Here are some great books and songs that will be fun and festive:

Twist and Shout by the Beatles
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance by Hap Palmer

Go back to bed! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrations by James Bernardin

Open very carefully by Nicola O'Byrne ; with words by Nick Bromley

The day Louis got eaten by John Fardell

Have fun!

Royal Baby Watch

Have you caught Royal Baby Fever? Are you anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new Prince or Princess of Cambridge? How about a little royal reading to keep you occupied until we hear the big announcement!

William and Kate: a royal love story by Christopher Andersen

William & Kate: a royal love story

William & Catherine: a royal wedding by Andrew Motion

Elizabeth the Queen: the life of a modern monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

Prince Philip: the turbulent early life of the man who married Queen Elizabeth II by Philip Eade

Book Club Choices: July 2013

Ten Books Every American Should Read...

Common sense by Thomas Paine

1776 by David McCullough

Founding brothers: the revolutionary generation by Joseph J. Ellis

The Declaration of Independence by illustrated and inscribed by Sam Fink

Animal farm by George Orwell ; preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse

1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm

Battle of Gettysburg for Tweens and Teens

150 Years ago, the battle of Gettyburg was just ending today. Learn more about this historic and bloody battle while earning badges for Connect Your Summer.

You wouldn't want to be a Civil War soldier!: a war you'd rather not fight by written by Thomas Ratliff ; illustrated by David Antram ; created and designed by David Salariya

The Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Carin T. Ford

The Battle of Gettysburg: would you lead the fight? by Elaine Landau

Tillie Pierce: teen eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson

Born on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is not only the birthday of our country but of the following notable individuals:

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Doo-Dah!: Stephen Foster and the rise of American popular culture by Ken Emerson

Salem is my dwelling place: a life of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Edwin Haviland Miller

America's mom: the life, lessons, and legacy of Ann Landers by Rick Kogan

Barnum's own story: the autobiography of P. T. Barnum by combined, condensed from the various eds. pub. during his lifetime by Waldo R. Browne

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