Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Next book discussion for adults -- Monday, November 13th

For our next book discussion group for adults, we've chosen a novel that is fiction based on fact. Lucy, by Ellen Feldman, tells the love story of a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. When Eleanor discovers love letters written between FDR and Lucy, divorce is discussed, but Franklin's honor and political ambitions will not allow for such a thing. Instead, he promises to never see Lucy again. Folks who know history, however, know that FDR's promise was not one he could keep.

We have multiple copies of this book available for your reading pleasure. Stop by the library and ask for a copy at the circulation desk.


What's in a name?

If you've visited the library within the last couple of months, you may have noticed something (or someone) new in our children's area: a great big primate! Sadly, our new friend has been without an official name since he came to the library (although some of the staff refer to him as "Joe").

Anyhow, to help out the big ape -- after all, we don't want "Joe" to have identity issues, do we? -- all library patrons ages 14 and under are invited to submit a name suggestion. Names can be submitted in person at the library OR through email to andoverctpubliclibrary@yahoo.com. The person submitting the name must have a valid Andover Public Library card. A name will be chosen from all entries submitted to the library by Friday, October 27th. A panel of judges will review all of the submissions, and the person who has suggested the best name will win a copy of the new DVD, "Curious George."

Put your thinking caps on, and let us know a good name for a big monkey!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Use our museum passes on those fall weekends....

Folks -

We've added one more museum pass to our list of those you can borrow for free or reduced admission. This time, it's the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol. For a complete list of our museum passes, click here.

This summer, our museum passes (most of them donated to us by the Andover PL Friends) were borrowed and used by our patrons many, many times. In fact, patrons used these passes more in the 3 summer months than the total number of times they've borrowed our museum passes in the last 2 years! Wouldn't a visit to one of these museums be nice on one of the beautiful fall weekends?

If you're interested in borrowing any of these passes, you must have a valid library card and no outstanding fines. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New books for kids -- additions since June 2006

As with the books for adults, we haven't been able to add too many new titles to the collection since the Fiscal Year began on July 1st, but there are a few new things for the kids:

  • Langley, Andrew / Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters / j363.34 Lan
  • Moses, Will / Hansel & Gretel / j398.2 Mos
  • George-Warren, Holly & Levine, Laura / Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels / j781.642 Geo
  • Saunders, Catherine / Play Soccer / j796.334 Sau
  • Dude! Stories and Stuff for Boys / j810.8 Dud
  • Prelutsky, Jack / What a Day it Was at School! / j811.54 Pre
  • Blashfield, Jean F. / England [Enchantment of the World, Second Series] / j942 Bla
  • Dramer, Kim / People's Republic of China [Enchantment of the World, Second Series] / j951 Dra
  • Kummer, Patricia K. / Jordan [Enchantment of the World, Second Series] / j956.95 Kum
  • Heinrichs, Ann / Egypt [Enchantment of the World, Second Series] / j962 Hei
  • Stein, R. Conrad / Mexico [Enchantment of the World, Second Series] / j972 Ste
  • Kras, Sara Louise / Honduras [Enchantment of the World, Second Series] / j972.83 Kra


  • Arnosky, Jim / Grandfather Buffalo / jj Arn
  • Beaumont, Karen / Move Over, Rover! / jj Bea
  • Brett, Jan / Hedgie Blasts Off! / jj Bre
  • Cronin, Doreen & Lewin, Betsy / Dooby Dooby Moo / jj Cro
  • de Groat, Diane / No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks! / jj DeG
  • Egan, Tim / Roasted Peanuts / jj Ega
  • Falconer, Ian / Olivia Forms a Band / jj Fal
  • Fleming, Denise / The Cow Who Clucked / jj Fle
  • Fore, S.J. / Tiger Can't Sleep / jj For
  • Hennessy, Barbara G. / Mr. Ouchy's First Day / jj Hen
  • Leaf, Munro / Noodle / jj Lea
  • Macdonald, Maryann / The Costume Copycat / HOLIDAY jj Mac
  • McGee, Marni & Beck, Ian / Winston the Book Wolf / jj McG
  • Schneider, Christine / I'm Bored! / jj Sch
  • Willson, Sarah / Class Confusion [SpongeBob SquarePants #11] / jj Spo pb
  • Sutton, Jane / The Trouble with Cauliflower / jj Sut
  • Willems, Mo / Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct / jj Wil


  • Ensor, Barbara / Cinderella (As if You Didn't Already Know the Story) / J Ens
  • Kline, Suzy / Horrible Harry Takes the Cake / J Kli
  • Nimmo, Jenny / Charlie Bone and the Hidden King / J Nim SERIES SHELF
  • Price, Robin / I Am Spartapuss / J Pri
  • Roy, Ron / Detective Camp / J Roy pb
  • DiTerlizzi, Tony & Black, Holly / The Field Guide [Spiderwick Chronicles #1] / J Spi SERIES SHELF
  • DiTerlizzi, Tony & Black, Holly / The Ironwood Tree [Spiderwick Chronicles #4] / J Spi SERIES SHELF
  • DiTerlizzi, Tony & Black, Holly / Lucinda's Secret [Spiderwick Chronicles #3] / J Spi SERIES SHELF
  • DiTerlizzi, Tony & Black, Holly / The Seeing Stone [Spiderwick Chronicles #2] / J Spi SERIES SHELF
  • DiTerlizzi, Tony & Black, Holly / The Wrath of Mulgarath [Spiderwick Chronicles #5] / J Spi SERIES SHELF
  • Wooderson, Philip / The Plague [My Side of the Story] / J Woo pb


  • Clements, Andrew / Things Hoped For / JYP Cle
  • Cooney, Caroline B. / Hit the Road / JYP Coo
  • Griffin, Adele / My Almost Epic Summer / JYP Gri
  • Lisle, Janet Taylor / Black Duck / JYP Lis
  • Lowry, Lois / Gossamer / JYP Low
  • McNair, Don / The Long Hunter / JYP McN
  • Voigt, Cynthia / Elske / JYP Voi pb