Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

You know that feeling you get when your body is telling you to close your eyes and go to sleep but your brain is entirely rapt by the book in your hands? This one’s like that. TODAY  TONIGHT  TOMORROW, by Rachel Lynn Solomon, is a teen romance about Rowan and Neil, two high school rivals whose tauntsContinue reading “Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon”

Passover ideas anyone? Here’s what one of the largest Jewish cookbook collections in the world looks like…

One of the largest Jewish cookbook collections is right here in the United States– all housed at the New York Public Library. The NYPL shares everything about the collection on this LibGuide, where you can learn about its contents, the story of its development by the late Roberta Saltzman, and access the catalog, including searchingContinue reading “Passover ideas anyone? Here’s what one of the largest Jewish cookbook collections in the world looks like…”

No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen

NO VACANCY (Groundwood Books, 2020), a middle grade novel by Tziporah Cohen, takes us through a budding friendship, a seemingly innocent ruse that fools a community, and an emotional journey that leads to a young girl’s realization of people’s differences and her first real connection to her Jewish identity. Miriam’s family moves from Manhattan toContinue reading “No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen”

Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen and Khoa Le

Jane Yolen, who notably published her 400th book this month, earned Sydney Taylor accolades for one more in 2021: MIRIAM AT THE RIVER, illustrated by Khoa Le. In this picture book, Yolen tells the earliest part of the Passover story from Miriam’s point of view, in first person. The protagonist expresses her thoughts, hopes, andContinue reading “Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen and Khoa Le”

Anya and the Nightingale, by Sofiya Pasternack

I started with this, the newest book in the series, which came out in November from Versify, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint run by Kwame Alexander. The sequel to Anya and the Dragon takes place in a fictional version of Kiev in Kievan Rus’, where the last dragon on earth accompanies his two human friendsContinue reading “Anya and the Nightingale, by Sofiya Pasternack”

Temple Israel Community is Growing!

Happy to meet new families this morning, former members of Temple Israel Dover! Had the opportunity to introduce Hebrew School parents to the temple’s library programs, and the library was instantly hopping with activity! Welcome to you all. Thanks to the 7th grade class for putting up with all the activity during their movie time!Continue reading “Temple Israel Community is Growing!”

StoryWalk Featured for National Award

Join residents of Stratham, NH, on the @WigginMemorial #Library’s StoryWalk. This 16-station trail at the Stratham Hill Park combines the library’s love for literature with the natural beauty of New England. 🍂 #ShareYourStory #IMLSmedals pic.twitter.com/o6TKb22sKi — IMLS (@US_IMLS) March 23, 2018

Saranit Goes to Washington

The 2015 conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries was number 50 for the organization, and I was happy to be a part of it! Our sessions included lectures by unique authors and children’s illustrators, subject experts from research institutions, and workshops on unique topics. Dr. Monika Schreiber from the Judaica Library at the University ofContinue reading “Saranit Goes to Washington”

July Doorpost Column

Hello library lovers! We have had an incredible month at the library, with the addition of a special collection, a successful Deli Man event, and wrapping up the school year smoothly. Please stop in to check out our grand new display, showing off some precious rare items as well as books that are special toContinue reading “July Doorpost Column”