The Town of Johnsburg Library’s StoryWalk® Aug 21 – Oct 13

Take a walk to view the Town of Johnsburg Library’s Sheep Take a Hike StoryWalk®–on this short walk, on a portion of the Carol A. Thomas Memorial Walking Trail in North Creek, NY, you can enjoy a story and the outdoors together. Start the StoryWalk® on the trail beside the gazebo near the back entrance of the library. Follow the numbered displays along the trail to read the story. There are fun activities with each page. The StoryWalk® will be up from Saturday, August 21 until Wednesday, October 13. Stay tuned for more StoryWalk® events throughout the year.

Check out this article North Creek’s ‘StoryWalk’ offers a new family activity for the area about the The StoryWalk® appearing in the Sun Community News.

Let us know what you think about the Town of Johnsburg Library’s STORYWALK® by taking our short STORYWALK® survey

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

This project is generously supported by the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region at Adirondack Foundation, the community foundation serving the Adirondack Region. The Foundation works to enhance the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy.

Celebrating 25 Years!

The Town of Johnsburg Library is celebrating 25 Years! This year, 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Johnsburg Library in 1996. Stay tuned for more news on celebrating this milestone in our library’s history.

Museum Passes

Museum passes are family admission passes for area museums.  They have a 3 day loan. 

Current passes:

Hyde Collection, Glens Falls

The Wild Center (seasonal), Tupper Lake

Reading Around – Beverly Cleary & YA Reads

The recent passing of the beloved author Beverly Cleary (1916-2021) brought to mind some of my favorite Cleary reads, such as Cleary’s YA classics Fifteen (1956), The Luckiest Girl (1958), Jean and Johnny (1959), and Sister of the Bride (1963)–I recently reread these gems. This quartet of novels, sometimes called malt shop novels, are all set in California and revolve around first romances. In the deft hands of Cleary, these books rise above the pack. Still, there are new YA books to consider. Below are listed a few new YA arrivals at TOJL.

Happily Ever Afters (2021) by Elise Bryant is surely in the vein of Cleary’s Fifteen. It is contemporary and smart, and the romance narrative is set within the context of today’s issues. Budding romance writer Tessa struggles to find her place in a new town and a new school and encounters real-life romance as well. This is Bryant’s debut novel.

Another recent YA novel at the library is You Have a Match (2021) by Emma Lord. In this novel of “romance, sisterhood, and friendship” we meet Abby who signs up for a DNA service on a lark only to find a secret sister. Lord is also the author of Tweet Cute (2020).

Also recently published is Lore (2021) by Alexandra Brackman. According to Publishers Weekly, this tale, set in New York City, “blends Greek mythology and modern-day Manhattan.” Bracken is New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series of books.

–K.E.