A Farewell From Mr. Evan

To the Children and Families of Derry,

As many of you know, I will be returning to my hometown of Athens, GA this coming week to begin a new chapter in my life. I feel so honored to have been your children’s librarian at the Derry Public Library for the past two and half years. We’ve made many wonderful memories together, from building fairy houses in the spring, going to Egypt in the summer, and dressing up for One Spooky Night in the fall. It has always been my intention to create a space that fills children with wonder, a space that inspires them to read and explore the world, and a space for our community to enjoy for generations to come. Thank you for all of your well wishes. I will miss you all.


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Staff Book Reviews!

By now you’ve probably seen our previous post about our March 17-May 31 SPRING READING CHALLENGE! Children of all ages are invited to participate in either of our challenges: early readers or chapter readers. Materials included in the challenge include comic books, DVDs, magazines, graphic novels, historical fiction, fantasy, picture books, and audiobooks (and more…and more…), so that kids get the opportunity to sample all that their library has to offer.

But, if your child is stuck in a reading rut, you might be wondering where to turn. In addition to tools available on our catalog, this is where our new DPL Children’s Book Reviews site comes in handy! All of our librarians just LOVE reading, and we all love letting people know the books we’ve truly enjoyed. Click over to our Book Reviews site using the button on the right (or just click here!) to find some new books for your child to discover. Each book title will have a review by one of the librarians at the DPL, plus a rating. Reviews are also searchable by genre.

We’re reviewing different books all the time, so bookmark the page to stay updated with all that your librarians are reading!