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Sports Books for Girls

Full court dreams by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Val Prieve



Soccer show-off by Jake Maddox ; text by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrated by Katie Wood



Stolen bases by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Val Priebe



Tennis trouble by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Chris Kreie



Storm surfer by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Lisa Trumbauer



Zoe the Skating Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Kreativity Academy

Kreativity Academy is a place where creativity is extended outside of school. Participants will do fun activities from building structures to doing hands-on art projects. This program is intended to introduce the young generation to the multifaceted approaches of creative thinking. Creativity is often only associated with the arts, but participants will see that it also expands to involve teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. This program runs as a series for children 9-12 years old. It will take place every day from Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 from 10:00-11:00AM.  Registration is required and begins on July 27. 

[Entropying in-between camera obscura by Jef Safi is licensed under CC BY-SA2.0]

CYS Final Celebration

You have worked all summer long and now we celebrate our fantastic summer! Join us on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for great fun including: and much, much more!  Can't wait to see you there!
Shout out to our summer partners listed here! We couldn't have done it without you! 

Ice Cream Maker Space

Calling all ice cream lovers ages 6-16! Join us Thursday, July 16 to take part in our Ice Cream Maker Space program. We'll be making delicious homemade ice cream with all ingredients supplied - just bring your sweet tooth and enjoy! Registration is required. 

Please sign up for one of the following timeslots. Registration begins on June 25.

Exercise Video Games

Sports Themed Video Games

Video Games Based on Movies

Touch a Truck


Automobile enthusiasts young and old are invited to touch a truck on Wednesday, August 5 from 10:00-11:30 AM. We’ll have a fire truck, ambulance, police cruiser and more. No registration required.

Fifth Grade Mystery Suggestions

Fifth Grade

Unsolved extraterrestrial mysteries by David Southwell and Sean Twist

Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator by Jennifer Allison

The dark lady by Irene Adler ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno

Moonshadow: rise of the ninja by Simon Higgins

STORM: the Black Sphere by E.L. Young

Third Grade Mystery Suggestions

Third Grade

The trouble with chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Annie's adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ; with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted ; illustrated by Lisa K. Weber

The ballgame with no one at bat by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo

Hunter Moran hangs out by Patricia Reilly Giff

Bunnicula: a rabbit tale of mystery by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel

Second Grade Mystery Suggestions

Second Grade

Nate the Great and the hungry book club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Jody Wheeler in the style of Marc Simont

Cam Jansen: the catnapping mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Scooby-Doo! on werewolf watch by written by Sonia Sander ; illustrated by Duendes del Sur

The case of the climbing cat by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas

Minnie and Moo: the case of the missing jelly donut by Denys Cazet

Sixth Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Sixth Grade

A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin

Battling Boy by Paul Pope ; color by Hilary Sycamore

Anna Sewell's Black Beauty: the graphic novel by adapted by June Brigman & Roy Richardson

Cat burglar black by Richard Sala

Mouse Guard. Vol. 1. Fall 1152 by story & art by David Petersen

Fifth Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Fifth Grade

Alison Dare: the heart of the maiden by [written by] J. Torres ; [illustrated by] J. Bone

True things: (adults don't want kids to know) by [by Jimmy Gownley]

The Amulet of Samarkand: a Bartimaeus graphic novel by adapted by Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin ; art by Lee Sullivan ; color by Nicolas Chapuis ; lettering by Chris Dickey

The lightning thief: the graphic novel by Rick Riordan ; adapted by Robert Venditti ; art by Attila Futaki ; color by José Villarrubia ; layouts by Orpheus Collar ; lettering by Chris Dickey

Three thieves. Vol. 1. Tower of treasure by Scott Chantler

Fourth Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Fourth Grade

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Azzi in between by written and illustrated by Sarah Garland

Broxo by Zack Giallongo

The storm in the barn by Matt Phelan

The wonderful Wizard Of Oz by adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum ; writer, Eric Shanower ; artist, Skottie Young ; colorist, Jean-Francois Beaulieu ; letterer, Jeff Eckleberry

Third Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Third Grade

Ariol. 2, Thunder horse by [writer,] Emmanuel Guibert ; [artist,] Marc Boutavant ; [Joe Johnson, translation ; Michael Petranek, lettering]

Beauty and the squat bears by Émile Bravo ; [translation, J. Gustave McBride]

Binky the space cat by Ashley Spires

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Sardine in outer space by stories by Emmanuel Guibert ; pictures by Joann Sfar ; color by Walter Pezzali ; translation by Sasha Watson

Second Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Second Grade

The adventures of Ook and Gluk: kung-fu cavemen from the future by Dav Pilkey

Backpack stories by Kevin O'Malley

Bake sale by Sara Varon

Mr. Men, Little Miss: Mr. Bump: lights, camera, bump! by [stories by John Hardman ; art by Matthew Britton]

Pranks and attacks! by Laurent Richard ; illustrated by Nicolas Ryser ; translation: Edward Gauvin

Poetry Novels for Middle-Grade Readers

When thinking of books of poetry, most people think of Shel Silverstein, Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas, or nursery rhymes. But there's a wealth of other options. Here are some novel length books written in free verse, which is non-rhyming and does not have a regular meter or flow.
This is just a sampling, with more novels in verse available through our catalog.

The crossover by Kwame Alexander


Heartbeat by Sharon Creech


Inside out & back again by Thanhha Lai


Looking for me by Betsy R. Rosenthal