Check out the new book display!

Over the past two days there have been a lot of Scarborough middle schoolers rushing into the Library hoping to pick up one of the titles listed on the reading list. It is great to see so many of you wanting to get a jump on the assignment. However, I bet you are finding that most, if not all of the books have already been checked out from the Scarborough Public Library. Holy petunia! There is hope!


Let me take this time to remind you to request the book or books you want to read. If you don’t, you are going to have a l-o-n-g wait until the book is on the shelf.


We understand you really want to read the titles listed, but the assignment states that you can read any title written by those authors. So, We made a display of those other books. Why not give them a try.


For example, Rodman Philbrick (The Last Book in the Universe) wrote an equally compelling story in The Young Man and the Sea. It's boy versus nature. Skiff Beaman undertakes a dangerous trip alone off the coast of Maine to try and catch a bluefin tuna. He’s hoping that by selling the enormous fish, he will earn enough money to take care of himself.


Jerry Spinelli has lots of books to choose from. By far his best is Maniac Magee. Jerry Magee becomes legendary in this snappy story that takes a look at race relations.

A don’t ignore A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle. Vicky Austin, whom we first met in Meet the Austins is spending the summer in Florida to visit with her grandfather, who is dying of leukemia. Vicky is able to find comfort with a pod of dolphins.


These are just a few of the many titles you can find at the Library that will meet the reading list assignment.


Share one of your favorite books written by one of the author’s on the reading list.