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             It’s hard to believe it’s already time to send our children back to school! While some students are excited to meet their new teachers and reunite with classmates, many experience beginning-of-the-school- year jitters. Help ease their fears with books from our collection that feature students in new classrooms.

            For our patrons just starting school, we have Chu’s 1st Day of School by best-selling author Neil Gaiman. This new picture book follows a panda named Chu as he heads off for his first day of school. In addition to being nervous about whether or not his new teacher and classmates will like him, Chu is worried about how they will respond to his unusual quirk—his giant sneeze. Chu’s humorous experience will ease tensions about the big first day.

            Have a child who is entering middle school? Check out our guide Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks by Juliana Farrell. Written in a casual tone, this book explores the academic and social challenges faced by this age group.

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Brain Candy

            Welcome back, college students! We wish you the best of luck in your studies this semester. When course content leaves you feeling exhausted or in need of a break, we invite you to stop by. Aside from the resources we have to help you with your course work, we also have a variety of entertainment available to the public.

            For a temporary escape from our rural community, check out our video game collection. Travel to alternate universes that feature underwater cities, alien planets, and ornate castles. We have epic RPGs and action games, including:  Bioshock, the Borderlands games, several Final Fantasy titles, as well as one of my personal favorites, Dragon Age: Origins, available for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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 Mad Scientists

            This year our Summer Reading Program has been all about science and invention. Miss Val has been busy assisting our young patrons with their experiments. Our Facebook page is filled with photos of our clever little scientists and their scientific adventures.

            Fortunately, our real life experiments have been largely successful. But sometimes an experiment goes awry and chaos ensues. Since Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel Frankenstein, readers have been fascinated by the dark side of science. This week we invite you to explore novels featuring mad scientists and their botched inventions. Experience the horror of man-made monsters and global terror from the safety of your armchair!

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