Happy New School Year! It’s that time again and the Will Rogers Library has plenty of back to school books to read.

Mo Willems is at it again with a new pigeon book. In The Pigeon Has To Go To School! that rascally bird is worried about all sorts of things as he begins school. Will he have friends? How will he know all the answers? Does he know any of the answers? In his usual silly style, Pigeon once again charms young readers with his thoughts about school. This is a fun book to read aloud or as a choice for a beginning reader. The Pigeon books are always a hit and can be found in the Early Reader section of the Will Rogers Library.

The Class Pet From The Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler is another in the “Black Lagoon” series. In this book, the teacher, Mrs. Green, is bringing a pet from her home to be the class pet. What kind could it possibly be? Will it have horns? Or fur? Or scales? Find this book in the Early Reader section of the Will Rogers Library and find out!

It has been an exciting summer of space-themed adventure at the library. We had a great time with our Summer Reading Program. For our older chapter book readers, the Space Runner series by Jeramey Kraatz is a fun choice. Fates of two worlds hang in the balance in The Cosmic Alliance. Stranded on the moon, Benny and his friends make contact with a peaceful alien general. It’s up to Benny and the Moon Platoon to help both humans and aliens cooperate and live together peacefully. Will the Moon Platoon be able to head off trouble with their new alien friends before it’s too late? This series can be found in the Juvenile section of the Will Rogers Library.

Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson is another choice for chapter book readers. Young Charlie Dickens spends the nights searching for UFOs. His mother promised that the aliens that took her are coming back for him. Charlie struggles with is life on earth, with friendship and with grief. Charlie meets Seth who shows him what real friendship is all about begins to help Charlie look around at the life in front of him, instead of looking up. But are the aliens coming for him after all? Earth to Charlie can be found in the Juvenile section of the Will Rogers Library.

A big ‘thank you’ to children and parents who participated in our Summer Reading Program! It was a great summer and now we’re ready for a great school year. Storytimes and Lego Clubs will resume in September! Be sure to check out our website, www.willrogerslibrary.org for more information on programs at the library. We are issuing free replacement library cards for students 17 years old and under during the month of August. It’s a great time to get prepared for the year ahead.

Happy Reading and Happy New School Year!

-Will Rogers Library