Update about Book Check-Ins during the Pandemic

Hello everyone! We wanted to make a quick post just to clarify something with check-outs and check-ins during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you turn your books in on their due date, they may show up as late in the computer system for a few days. This is only due to the fact that we have to quarantine the books for four days currently due to the pandemic; when they are checked in, they will be checked in for the date we received them, so no late fees will be incurred on your account due to that and there will be no obstructions. Thank you everyone for your patience with us!

Fort Ontario Artillery Tunnels Video

Here is our final video that's centered around the Fort for this week as a part of the Summer Reading Program! This video will show some of the artillery tunnels within the Fort where soldiers would be positioned during conflicts. We hope you enjoyed these videos, we still have a few more from around the city we will be presenting in the next couple weeks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uyYGV2sU3k

Weekly Book List for Children

This week, our recommended books for children are of several titles that we have that have won various literary and illustration awards! Here are some of the wonderful new titles we have in our collection to be checked out:

"Going Down Home with Daddy" by Kelly Lyons and illustrated by Daniel Minter. This is a 2020 Caldecott Honor Book.

"Flubby is Not a Good Pet!" by J.E. Morris, a 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.

"The Bell Rang" by James E. Ransome, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.

"Stop! Bot!" by James Yang, a winner of the 2020 Theodor Seuss Giesel Award for most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

"The Undefeated" by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson; this book won both the 2020 Caldecott Award and the 2020 Newberry Honor award, along with a 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

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