Pierson Library

Summer is just a few days away, so it’s time to start planning trips with the kids. The Pierson Library is here to help with summer planning. We have a great selection of museum passes generously sponsored by the Friends of the Pierson Library, the Department of Libraries, and Lake Champlain ECHO center. Planning a family trip to Massachusetts anytime soon? We have a card pass for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Have a trip planned but unsure of what there is to do? We have an excellent selection of guide books to appeal to everyone in the family.

Fossils and stones and dinosaur bones! Join us at the Pierson Library for another busy year of youth programming! The fun kicks off on Thursday, June 20, with a visit from award-winning magician Peter Boie. Stop in to grab a reading log, sign up for programs, and enjoy a mud-themed dessert to suit our summer theme of “Dig for a Good Book.” Avid readers remember – the K-12 patron with the highest number of pages read between June 20 and Aug. 15 will take home a Nook e-reader! Check out the library Facebook page for a full listing of upcoming events!

Book Review by Gene Schinto

“Familiar” by J. Robert Lennon

Eliza and Derek’s marriage is unstable. Silas, one of their two sons, has died in a car accident. Returning from a business trip Eliza enters what seems to be a parallel universe. She has a different career and a better relationship with her husband, among all the other changes in her life. In this version of Eliza’s life, her son has not died. J. Robert Lennon’s simple style and attention to detail in “Familiar” help to make his premise believable. For most of the book Eliza longs to return to the person she once was. You’ll care about what may happen on the next page without ever guessing what that might be. Though not neatly tied up at the end, Lennon’s harrowing take is worth the ride.

 

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