The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.
Here are a few of the new books for children that have come to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!
Marlene loves three things: books, Her cool Tía Ruby, and hanging out with her best friend Camila. But according to her mother, Paola, the only thing she needs to focus on is school and “growing up.” That means straightening her hair every weekend so she could have “presentable good hair.” But Marlene hates being in the salon and doesn’t understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. With a few hiccups, a dash of embarrassment, and the much-needed help of Camila and Tía Ruby—she slowly starts a journey to learn to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair. For ages 8-12.
Slime is bouncy, stretchy, and oozy; but what is it really if it’s not a liquid or solid? It’s a non-Newtonian fluid. More to the point, it’s really fun to make and to observe its weird properties. Readers of this fun activity book delve into the science of slime, paying particular attention to coloring their slime with primary colors and mixing to create secondary colors. And don’t forget the glitter! The accessible text guides them in making predictions based on facts, a skill that will later help budding scientists in the lab. Step-by-step instructions and photographs make creating homemade slime a snap. For ages 7-10.
The Baby-Sitters Club. 12, Jessi’s Secret Language
Jessi recently moved to Stoneybrook and is one of the newest members of The Baby-sitters Club. She’s getting ready to start regularly sitting for the BSC’s newest charge, Matt Braddock. Matt has been deaf since birth and uses sign language to communicate, so Jessi has to use it, too. It’s a secret language! Soon all the neighborhood kids want to learn how to sign, which keeps the BSC busy. Jessi’s the busiest of all—she’s preparing for her dance school’s big show, plus working on another secret, just for Matt. Will Jessi be able to keep the secret and pull off her performance? For ages 8-12.