We had a great time wandering through the stacks and reminiscing as we gathered up copies of The Westing Game, Sweet Valley High: Ten Years Later, and traditional print and graphic novel versions of The Baby Sitters Club. But the most popular throwback of the week was definitely Deenie by Judy Blume. We had to wait on a copy to be returned so we could snap a photo, so it's still a favorite among young readers!
Thank you all for sharing the favorite books of your youth and for taking a stroll with us down memory lane.
If you're looking for something new to read over the holiday weekend, please check out the FCPL Goodreads Group. Our Instagram team will be back online after the holiday and please remember that all FCPL branches will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Today is National Wine Day! Until we're off the desk, we'll be serving as your book sommelier (that's a thing, right?). Here are our vino-themed recommendations, "poured" from the bottom to top: HE SAID BEER SHE SAID WINE by Marnie Old, THE BILLIONAIRE'S VINEGAR: THE MYSTERY OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE BOTTLE OF WINE by Benjamin Wallace, THE SAUVIGNON SECRET and THE BORDEAUX BETRAYAL by @ellencrosbyauthor, DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury, and WINE FOR THE CONFUSED hosted by John Cleese. #ShelfLife #bookstagram #nationalwineday #vino #wine #amreading #loveaudiobooks #raybradbury #johncleese
Last week we asked all the 80s and 90s kids to share the books they remember most from their childhood. One patron mentioned DEENIE by @judyblume. Originally published in 1973, today's young readers continue to enjoy the book. Check it out for your young reader! Thank you all for walking down memory lane with us this week. As promised, we'll reveal the second filmstrip surprise we unearthed from the archives last week in just a moment. #tbt #ShelfLife #judyblume #kidlit #tweenreads #teenreads #1970s #1980s #1990s #70s #80s #90s #90skids #bookstagram #amreading #librariesofinstagram
Last week we asked all the 80s and 90s kids to share the books they remember most from their childhood. One patron mentioned The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. We loved those books, and they're still popular today. In fact, some of them have even been adapted into graphic novels by @goraina for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy. Check them out for your young reader (or for yourself, we won't judge!). #ShelfLife #kidlit #1980s #1990s #80s #90s #90skids #thebabysittersclub #annmmartin #rainatelgemeier #graphicnovels #bookstagram #amreading #librariesofinstagram
See a penny, pick it up... All day long you'll have good luck. Today is Lucky Penny Day! Even if you don't find one to bring you luck today, we've got something else for all you lucky parents who are figuring out what to do with your kids when school ends this Friday: Besides coming into the library to register for Summer Reading, or to attend one of our awesome Kick-Off Carnivals, you can also check out our collection of DVDs for kids! Check out a few for your next road trip, vacation, or for family movie night. #LuckyPennyDay #ShelfLife #angelinaballerina @katharine_holabird #helencraig #DVD #kids #summervacation #schoolsoutforsummer #childrensbooks #librariesofinstagram
Last week we asked all the 80s and 90s kids to share the books they remember most from their childhood. One patron mentioned the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal. We loved following the lives of twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield back in the day! And, while browsing our catalog in search of books from that era, we found SWEET VALLEY CONFIDENTIAL: TEN YEARS LATER. Ten years after graduating high school, Jessica betrays Elizabeth, forcing her to flee across the country to New York. Always the "good" twin, Elizabeth is about to turn the tables and get revenge. Check it out and enjoy a "class reunion" with these memorable characters. #ShelfLife #tbt #1970s #1980s #1990s #sweetvalleyhigh #francinepascal #bookstagram #teenreads #librariesofinstagram
Last week we asked all the 80s and 90s kids to share the books they remember most from their childhood. One patron reminded us about THE WESTING GAME by Ellen Raskin, a Newbery Medal winner in 1979, in which the mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance. If you haven't read it, there are several copies available at FCPL. Place a hold on one with your library card at www.forsythpl.org. #ShelfLife #tbt #1970s #1980s #1990s #thewestinggame #ellenraskin #mystery #bookstagram #teenreads #librariesofinstagram
We’re getting a head start on the holiday weekend with a little old school fun, as promised last week. Check out this filmstrip and cassette tape recording of CAPS FOR SALE: A TALE OF A PEDDLER, SOME MONKEYS, and THEIR MONKEY BUSINESS by Esphyr Elobodkina. Every child of the 70s and 80s knows the joy of walking into a dark classroom and seeing a filmstrip projector: storytime! #tbt #ShelfLife #storytime #1970s #1980s #kidit #childrensbooks #elementaryschool #filmstrip #cassettetape #capsforsale #esphyrslobodkina