The library currently has two ways to borrow books: “Grab and Go” service allows you to choose your books online in the online catalog (you’ll need to log into your account to place a hold on the books you want). Staff members will pull them and leave them in the cabinet outside the library doors. You can find more detailed instructions here. We are also allowing appointments for in-person browsing for individuals or families. If you’d like to make an appointment to browse in person, call us at 315-986-5932.
Here are a few of the new books for young teens and mid-level readers that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!
Forging a powerful team online, two gamers who do not realize that they attend the same middle school find their virtual and real lives turned upside down by an act of wrongdoing that challenges their partnership.
“Miles and Rhys know each other only as GRYPHON and BACKSLASH, and in the video game Mecha Melee they’re an unstoppable team. They’re the best friends they’ve got, online or in the real world. But real-life wrongdoing blasts their duo into a crater the size of Arcticon. With life online and off a complete mess and BattleCon — and the Every Game Ever tournament — just weeks away, can the boys play their way back to each other?
Told from Stella’s perspective, this story is about a special dog who must find the courage to overcome her fears in order to help save a young girl with epilepsy. Ever since she was a puppy, Stella was trained to use her powerful beagle nose to sniff out dangerous chemicals and help her handler keep people safe. But during a routine security inspection, Stella misses the scent of an explosive. The sound of the blast is loud and scary. Unable to go back to work because of her anxiety, Stella is retired as a working dog. When a young girl name Cloe wants to adopt Stella, the beagle knows this is her last chance to prove her worth. But how? When Stella smells a strange chemical inside Cloe’s body, a scent that surges just before the girl has a seizure, Stella’s nose makes the connection. But how can Stella warn her new family without them thinking she’s having an anxiety attack? How can she convince others that she can be a new kind of service dog and hopefully save Cloe’s life?
The Middle Kid
A story about the wonderfully challenging realities of being a family’s middle kid. Readers experience a day in the life of a middle kid, and all the highs and lows of a life in-between. When you’re the middle kid, you’re never the first nor the last to do anything. You’re not the tallest or the smallest; you’re babysitting one sibling but teased by the other. Stuck between a bossy older brother and a naive younger sister, Middle Kid feels left out of two worlds. But even if — and maybe especially because — it’s always overlooked, this kid’s own world is just as big and important as his siblings’. Middle children have classically been sandwiched between the achievements of the older sibling and the needs of the younger one—The Middle Kid gives them a time to shine!