Reviews and Blog Posts: Neighborhoods / Communities


Neighborhood Bike Ride with Tall Bikes! (photo courtesy of Karen Seed)

On Saturday May 17, Byers Branch Library collaborated with 411 BIKE PIT! to present the MOVE FREELY BICYCLE EVENT. People of all ages and varying biking experience gathered on the lawn to learn about basic bicycle maintenance. 411 BIKE PIT! provided a zine titled "Move Freely" which served as a handy guide to the workshop.

Little Free Libraries: Neighbors Creating Richer Communities

Our Little Free Library by Robin Filipczak

This spring, my family installed a Little Free Library in front of our home. Have you heard about these libraries? Founded in 2009, the Little Free Library movement seeks to:

promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide

build a sense of community as people share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

Owners can create their own library box or purchase one from Little Free Library and register on the organization's website. Library locations are then geolocated on a Google Map.

Al Capone shines my shoes

by Gennifer Choldenko

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In this sequel to Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose, Natalie, and all the Alcatraz kids are back, and this time, Al Capone wants a favor for getting Natalie into a private school. Can Moose do what Al wants without anyone else figuring it out? There could be trouble if...

No castles here

by A. C. E Bauer

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Augie scrapes by, trying to be invisible and not attract the notice of the bullies in his neighborhood. Recent events in his life are making Augie more noticeable. He has a new friend, Walter, from the Big Brother program. He's joined the school chorus. And he's been reading a seemingly...

The city kid & the suburb kid

by Deb Pilutti

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Jack lives in the city and his friend Adam lives in the suburbs. When Adam invites Jack for a weeklong visit, Jack can't wait to get away from the noise of the city and his chores and his annoying sister. But after a couple of days away from home, Jack...

Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village

by Laura Amy Schlitz

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Nelly is a sniggler. Do you know what a sniggler is? It's a person who catches eels! In medieval times children did all sorts of jobs called very different things than they are today. Learn about tanners, villeins, and varlets. See how people lived in all different classes of medieval...

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