The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

The November StoryWalk book at Lakeside Park is The Bad Seed by Jory John. We invite you to take a walk around the lake and enjoy a fun story with your family, friends, and the resident Lakeside ducks. The StoryWalk was funded by a grant from the Community Foundation...
The Weeping Walls

The Weeping Walls

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian You want to hear a story, you say? Well, I suppose there are many stories in this world, some mundane, some more magical. My story leans more towards the…well, let’s just say mysterious. It happened some years...
The Darker Flavor of Small Towns

The Darker Flavor of Small Towns

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Last week I extolled the virtues of small towns, but there’s always a flip side. Books that focus on the darker aspects of village life are known in the book biz as “Small Town Horror.” I just call them scary,...
Fall Flavor of Small Towns

Fall Flavor of Small Towns

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian Every fall my father would quote colorful parts of two Helen Hunt Jackson poems: “The goldenrod is yellow…” (which I equate with seasonal allergies) and “…October’s bright blue weather.” And they do describe...
How Time Flies

How Time Flies

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian If you had come to the library thirty years ago this very day, you would have parked in one of the three spots on 4th Street, or maybe in one of the three off to the side in the alley, and walked up those...
My Stack of Books

My Stack of Books

From the Stacks By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian I guess the drought affecting the area spread to my reading—for a while I sure wasn’t finding many titles that spoke to me. And then the skies opened up and broke my dry spell (bookwise, that is. The ground is...