Thursday, January 7, 2021

Reading Is Out of This World: Grand Prizes


We are so excited to have our Winter Reading Program up and running! Below is some information on how to participate:

When you complete your first reading log, you will receive a prize bag with our fun Winter Reading themed prizes. You will also be entered to win your choice of one of the Grand Prize baskets or gift cards! Keep reading- you can enter the Grand Prize drawing each time you finish a reading log!

Take a look below at our Grand Prize baskets. Each basket contains the books listed, plus some special surprises! Remember, you can enter your name in the Grand Prize raffle more than once, so keep reading and returning those reading logs to us!

Board Books to Picture Books
Recommended for Ages 1 - 5
Never Ask A Dinosaur To Dinner by Gareth Edwards
Wish by Matthew Cordell 
Look At Me! by Rachel Fuller
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Thumper’s Furry Friends by Kelsea Skea
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
Guess How Much I love You? by Sam McBratney
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Eight Silly Monkeys Illustrated by Steve Haskamp     

Purple Picture Books 
Recommended for Ages 3 - 7
The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Mr. Pine’s Purple House by Leonard Kessler
Once Upon a Cloud by Claire Keane
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Purplicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann

Cats, Dogs, and Other Pets
Recommended for Ages 7-10
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty: Puppy’s Big Day by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty: Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel
Animal Ark Pets: Doggy Dare by Ben Baglio
Animal Ark Pets: Gerbil Genius by Ben Baglio
Animal Ark Pets: Pony Parade by Ben Baglio
Animal Ark Pets: Mouse Magic by Ben Baglio
Animal Ark Pets: Rabbit Race by Ben Baglio
Animal Ark Pets: Kitten Crowd by Ben Baglio
The Soft-Hearted Sheepdog by Sylvia Green
National Geographic Kids: Just Joking Cats by Kelley Miller
Puppy Love: True Stories of Doggie Devotion by Lisa M. Gerry

Beginning Readers
Recommended for Ages 4-8
Socks by Beverly Cleary
Ready Freddy! Yikes Bikes! by Abby Klein
Ready Freddy! Tooth Trouble by Abby Klein
Look at Lucy! by Ilene Cooper
Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
The Abdominal Snowman Doesn’t Roast Marshmallows by Debbie Dadey
Growl! A Book About Bears by Melvin Berger
Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Cut-Ups At Camp Custer by James Marshall
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
Old Turtle by Douglas Wood
The Incredibles Movies Storybook
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina

9 Beginning Chapter Books
Recommended for Ages 7-10
The School Story by Andrew Clements
Pacey Packer, Unicorn Tracker by J. C. Phillips
Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Gets Famous! By Megan McDonald
Sister Magic: The Trouble with Violet by Anne Mazer
The Runaway Princess by Johan Troianowski
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm by Dana Simpson

10 Intermediate Chapter Books
Recommended for Ages 7-10
Panda Panic by Jamie Rix
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Penguin Pandamonium by Jeanne Willis
Raccoon Rampage by Andrew Cope
Who Was Leonardo DaVinci? By Roberta Edwards
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? By Pam Pollack
Where Is The White House? By Megan Stine
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Bug Boys by Laura Knetzger
Potty Mouth and Stoopid by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

9 Advanced Chapter Books
Recommended for Ages 9-12
The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke
Letters From Cuba by Ruth Behar
The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington
The Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn
The Next Great Jane by K.L. Going
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Doodleville by Chad Sell
The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen

First Books of Fantasy
Recommended for Ages 10 +
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Lego Harry Potter: Hogwarts Handbook
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz

Historical Books
Recommended for Ages 12 +
True Life: Alexander Hamilton by Monika Davies
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming
A True Gold Rush Adventure: Call of the Klondike by David Meissner and Kim Richardson
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Mystery Books
Recommended for Ages 8-12
Hardy Boys: The Missing Chums by Franklin Dixon
Hardy Boys: While the Clock Ticked by Franklin Dixon
Hardy Boys: Hunting for Hidden Gold by Franklin Dixon
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Variety Pack: Teen Fiction
Recommended for Ages 12 +
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Beautiful: A Girl’s Trip through The Looking Glass by Marie D’Abreo
Jo & Laurie: A Romantic Retelling by Margaret Stohl & Melissa DeLaCruz
The Red Ribbon by Lucy Addington
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

ICYMI December 2020 New Releases

In case you missed them, these fantastic reads came out during December 2020. Click the link to go directly to our website, and place one of these titles on hold today! Remember: as of this posting, OBPL is currently only offering curbside pickup, so consider this your next best thing to browsing the "New" section at the library. 

Sloth Went by Adam Lehrhaupt
Rahmah the Raindrop by Binte Zehra Naqvi
The Purple Puffy Coat by Maribeth Boelts
Mr. Brown's Bad Day by Lou Peacock
AAAlligator! by Judith Henderson
Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela! by Alexandra Alessandri

Monday, December 14, 2020

Take & Make Ornament Craft with Miss Brigitte

 Check out this week's mega-packed digital Take & Make ornament craft by Miss Brigitte on the OBPL YouTube page. Supplies are limited; stop by the library to pick yours up curbside today!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Storytime & Craft with Miss Kristyn: What Are The Northern Lights?

 Join Miss Kristyn as she learns all about the Northern Lights. Plus, pick up a #takeandmake #craft to create your own #magical Northern Lights art. Crafts are available #curbside starting today, December 7th

Monday, November 30, 2020

Storytime & Craft with Miss Margaux: Pizza Party!

Watch Miss Margaux read some books about her favorite food & do a craft!  Stop by the library to pick up a Take & Make craft kit curbside today. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Storytime With Miss Kristyn: What Pet Would You Get

 This week's storytime is all about lovable pets. Join Miss Kristyn as she reads pet stories and demonstrates a fun take and make craft! It's sure to be meowriffic! Stop by the library to get your craft supplies today!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Gobble Gobble Gobble With Miss Theresa!

 Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Be sure not to miss this week’s digital storytime with Miss Theresa on the Library’s YouTube channel beginning today! Crafts are available to pick up while supplies last!

Friday, October 2, 2020

It's Apple Picking Time


Watch Miss Theresa talk about the different kinds of apples & do a craft along with her! Pick up your supplies at the library while they last. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Virtual Storytime & Craft with Miss Theresa: Roly-Poly Fun!


Stop by the library today to pick up a roly poly take & make craft! Then follow along at home as Miss Theresa reads some books, takes you on a roly poly adventure, and more! 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Coming Soon!

 Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with our virtual programming! Beginning in September we will have one virtual program a week for children of all ages!