Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Fog's Net

I Think the Cover Was Blue

Find a new episode of my podcast here. 

The Fogs Net by Pat Pflieger is a new fairy tale about Devora, who is asked by the ominous Fog to weave a net. She uses her skill and wit to defeat a threat to her family.

Here are some other stories about sewing, weaving and knitting:

Athena: The Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor

From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.

Odin's Family: Myths of the Vikings

Retells the myths known by the Vikings, featuring such figures as Odin, Tyr, Thor, and Frigg.

The Wanderings of Odysseus: the Story of the Odyssey

A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War.

Gods, Godesses and Monsters: an Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Blazing sun gods, fertile earth goddesses, sacred serpents, wily tricksters, and valiant heroes. Myths are the most powerful and popular stories ever told. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Angel of the Battlefield

 Here's something new!

I've started a new podcast called "I Think the Cover Was Blue." It's about the books we remember that no one else can recall. This first episode is about "Angel of the Battlefield" a biography of Clara Barton. Take a listen and see what you think.

Angel of the Battlefield

Here are some more books by Ishbel Ross:

Power with Grace: The life story of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson

The President's Wife: Mary Todd Lincoln, a biography

Proud Kate, Portait of an Ambitious Woman.

Here are some newer books about Clara Barton, and some other women who changed the world:

Clara and Davie by Patricia Polacco

Who was Clara Barton by Stephanie Spinner

More Spice Than Sugar: Poems about Feisty Females by Lillian Morrison

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This summer the Youth Services Department is offering a number of ways to interact with your library. For each interaction, you can fill out this form for a chance to win. 

For Young Children

Story Time is available online. Miss Chrissy is offering Story Time videos designed for children up to age 6. Join the Story Time group on the NFPL Facebook page to receive video links each week.

For Kids of Any Age:

Read-Aloud Videos are posted on our YouTube and Facebook pages each week. See your favorite staff members read stories new and old, sometimes with special animation. Check out past videos here and here.

Read A Book! Fill out the form linked above for each book you read. Remember, ebooks are free to check out from our emedia site here. Reading aloud to younger children, or to the whole family counts as reading for everyone!

Tell Your Tale! Check out our story prompts, posted on our facebook and instagram pages, or here on our blogs. Write a story or create art from one or more of the prompts, and submit it to Your creation may be posted on our social media.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt! We will post a selfie on Facebook and Instagram of a staff member somewhere in Newton Falls. Find the spot, take your own selfie and send it to us at

You can fill out the entry form each time you interact with us, and you can do all the activities more than once. At the end of our summer reading program, we will draw names from these entries to win gift cards from local Newton Falls Businesses.

As the situation develops, we may be able to offer more and varied programs over the summer. Be sure to follow us on social media for the most current information.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Turtle Titles!!

Here's some great books with information about turtles.

Did you know that some turtles live to be over 100 years old? Some live in the ocean, others on land, and some live both in water and on land! Young readers will discover what turtles eat, where they live, and how their shells and other physical features help them survive in the wild.

In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms.

Learn about lizards, snakes and turtles in this Discover Series Big Book! Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.

Whose foot is this? An intriguing close-up of an animal's foot piques curiousity that's satisfied on the following page with a stunning full-size photo of the animal itself and a brief description of how the foot is used. 

Fun stories with Turtles!!

Meet Croc! He is the strongest and fastest crocodile around.
Meet Turtle! He agrees that Croc is the strongest and fastest.

Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed ("Yertle the Turtle"), vanity ("Gertrude McFuzz"), and pride ("The Big Brag"). In no other book does a small burp have such political importance! Yet again, Dr. Seuss proves that he and classic picture books go hand in hand. 

What might you see if you swam in the sea? Dive on in to encounter everything from dolphins and octopuses to sea turtles and squirrel fish. This clever book features concrete poems about a spectacular selection of sea critters.

Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver; but she is in love with someone else—Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn't even know Mr. Hoppy is alive.