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Do you love John Green's Fault in our Stars?

If you love Fault in our Stars as much as I do, you might also love the following titles:   1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. In this story about falling in love for the first time, teenage misfits Eleanor and Park meet on the school bus and connect over comic books and music. They deal with issues of race and child abuse, and cling to a relationship that is inevitably doomed to fail.  The honest writing is both funny and heartbreaking.   2. If I stay by Gayle Forman. Seventeen-year-old Mia slips into a coma after a bad car accident. She has an out-of-body experience, watching

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Summer Reading Program and Events for Kids and Teens

The 2014 Summer Reading Program Fizz, Boom, Read begins at the Stowe Free Library in June! How the reading program works: • Children of all ages and abilities can join a reading program. • You may join anytime after June 1. • Come to the library and pick up a bookbag containing a reading record, a pencil, a bookmark, stickers, a tattoo, a copy of the Mad Science Sentinel, and a fun poster to color. • Fill out the reading record on your own. Set a goal for yourself or with your parents. This is an independent reading program. 

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Children's author to read her book at Storytime

Brenda "Granny" Snow will be reading her picture book, "Big ole striped Silas" during preschool storytime on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:15. This Storytime is for children ages 3 and up. The Stowe Cooperative Nursery School will be in attendance and other preschoolers are welcome.                  

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Red Clover Award winner chosen!

The Vermont Red Clover Award is given to an author and/or illustrator whose picture book was chosen by Vermont school children as their favorite picture book of the year. This year's winning book is: The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer.   This is the true story of Zamba, the famous MGM lion who appeared in many TV shows and commercials. Left without parents as a cub, he was rescued and raised in a sanctuary and then later taken to the United States where an animal behaviorist trained him to get along with other animals and humans. When a flood threatens the

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award winner has been announced!

Vermont middle grade readers have chosen a winner for this year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher award. The DCF award program is the second oldest children's choice award program in the country. Children in grades 4-8 read from a list of thirty titles that have been pre-selected by a committee of librarians and educators. This year's winner is: Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is a rare gem of a novel--beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart. August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his

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