Stop by the shop and celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with us! You can find free poems at our counters to grab, read, and keep for yourself or pass along to be enjoyed by others!Read More
National Poetry Month is always a good time to explore the world of poetry and all it has to offer. To help you enjoy this month-long celebration of poetry, we’ve got some handy resources on how to read poems!Read More
National Poetry Month is a month long celebration focusing on the cultural importance of poets and poetry of past and present. Check out the purpose, history, and more about National Poetry Month so you can celebrate as well!Read More
We're excited about our new arrivals and wanted to share with all of you! 🙂
Write your shopping and to do lists on these colorful library cards.📝 The original pack includes a pocket with magnetic backing that stays on your fridge for easy access. Refill packs are also available without the magnetic pocket.
We're also very excited about the wooden bookmarks that are thin enough to fit nicely in any book, but sturdy enough to maintain shape over time. ✏️ For the grammar fans, we have some entertainingly sassy pencil sets in two styles.
We even have reusable shopping bags! Eco-friendly canvas bags are the perfect way to stay sustainably conscious while holding your weekend book hauls. 🛍
The newest book from Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, is finally out and available for purchase!
“Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author - Rowley Jefferson!
Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of Greg is a hilarious mess.”
Join Greg's friend, sidekick, and biographer, Rowley Jefferson, as he documents their hilarious antics in his journal. ✏️📕 😃 Come and grab your copy today!
April is National Poetry Month!🖋📖 Just as we did last year, we have one of The Frost Place “Pennies for Poetry” jars out for collections during April.
Pennies for Poetry was launched as a fundraising campaign in 2018 to help keep The Frost Place, and all the wonderful programs they offer, up and running. The Frost Place is the former home of beloved poet Robert Frost, which is now a historic museum, as well as a center for poetry and the arts. The Frost Place, as a nonprofit, relies on donations to keep serving the community.✨
If you would like to contribute, you can stop by while you’re in town and throw some change in the jar. There is also a GoFundMe set up for online donations that you can find here:https://www.gofundme.com/the-frost-place-pennies-for-poetry
To find out more about The Frost Place, what they offer, and what they do, check out their website through the following link: https://frostplace.org/
We've decided to extend our sale for the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country through April! 🙂
For the month of April we are offering 20% off of any items purchased for donation to the Boys & Girls Club of North Country. After your purchase of items for donation, we will hold them at the store for pickup and/or delivery. All you have to do is pick out what you'd like to purchase for donation!🎁
The Boys and Girls Club of the North Country is a wonderful after-school program that gives so much to our local communities by providing a safe place for children to learn, play, and grow. That’s why we’re having a sale and asking you to think about helping us in giving back! 🎉✨
Take a look at their wish list, provided below, and stop in to see what we have! Our friendly staff are more than happy to assist you in finding what we have to offer from the list, as well as additional ideas for donations.
Boys & Girls Club of North Country Wish List & Program Ideas:
• Stress balls
• Fidget Spinnders
• Rubik’s Cubes
• Coloring Books
• Baby Dolls
• Bean Bag Chairs
Penny Jar Proceeds for the month of April will be going towards Team Sullycat. ☘️😃
Team Sullycat is a foundation that serves families who have loved ones affected by cancer, and are going through treatment, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. Team Sullycat provides support and care, through financial assistance, during the monetary hardships that cancer brings to families in our local communities every day. Our Penny Jar will be up through the month of April at our front counter if you would like to offer donations.
In addition, on April 12th the Little Village Toy & Book Shop team will be participating in the Cancer Free Spelling Bee. 🙂 This event is hosted by the UBCancer Free Fundraising team to raise money for the Sullycat Foundation. Participation enrollment is closed, but the public will be welcome to come watch. The event begins at 7 P.M. at the Littleton Elks Club (doors open for the public at 6:30 by donation).
If you’d like to learn more about Team Sullycat, check out their website here: https://www.sullycat.com/
For November's Penny Jar, we are collecting donations for Jim Caterino's family and funeral costs after his recent passing. Jim Caterino was an active member of the local community. Not only was he a coach to numerous children over the years, but a husband of 15 years to his wife, Kelly, and father of his 7th grader son, Kenny. He passed away on October 26th, unexpectedly, leaving his family and community at a loss.
For those interested in helping, we are welcoming people to donate to the Caterino family in the penny jar (found at our front counter) whilst you're shopping in our store.
For alternate contributions, there is a gofundme site set up so that you can donate online through the following link: gf.me/u/m9j7jt. You can also stop by a Passumpsic Bank and let the teller know you'd like to deposit into the "Kelly Caterino Fund" that has been set up for the Caterino family.
Now available at Little Village Toy & Book Shop!
“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author The Fault in Our Stars
“Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” —CNN
“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.” –NY Journal of Books
“‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People
How to Vote
Here’s how you can vote for your favorite book on The Great American Read.
Now through October 17, 2018 at 11:59pm PT, there are four methods of voting, which include:
Online: By using the voting app on The Great American Read website. You’ll have to register before your first vote, using either your email address or a Facebook login, but after that you’ll be able to vote with just a few clicks.
Social Media: By posting an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section. You can also download a PDF of the hashtag list here. You can also vote on Facebook by using the hashtags in the comments on specific posts on the Great American Read Facebook site. These posts will be clearly identified with instructions of how to vote in the post.
SMS: You can vote by sending a text message with a unique keyword hashtag for your favorite book to the Great American Read SMS short code - 97979. The unique keyword hashtags per book can be found here.
Toll-Free: A Toll-Free phone number is available for each book to vote. The phone numbers for per book can be found here.
You can place one vote for each book per voting method every day, so go ahead and vote for all of your favorite books!
All voting methods will close on October 17, 2018 at 11:59pm PT. We’ll reveal the results and announce The Great American Read winner in the Grand Finale show.
Additional Information about Voting:
Ethan's Cancer Battle
Angie's nephew, Ethan, is an outgoing and energetic young man who is attending 8th grade at Mountview Middle School in Holden, MA. Achieving excellent grades and close relationships with his friends are something that comes natural for him. Him and his group of friends can be found during the week after school at the local light department fields, trips to Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's and any other place that can feed a hungry 13 year old. Ethan's passions become part of his lifestyle, including creating and mixing music, playing and training in paintball, and well of course, eating.
In early May of 2016, a small lump was found on his right temple. It grew slightly and was brought to the doctors for a checkup. After 3-4 weeks of doctors visits, the lump developed in a large golf ball sized lump . He went in for surgery to have it removed in early September. A biopsy was performed on the tissue, and was found to be malignant. Ethan was diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma on September 19th, 2016.
Synovial Cell Sarcoma is a rare soft tissue cancer that is usually found in joints in adolescents.
It was discovered this May that Ethan’s Cancer has metastasized to his lungs, in such a way that is now incurable. This disease will now live inside of him forever. We are helping Ethan navigate thru different options as to how the treatment should go.
Have you heard all the buzz about Girls Auto Clinic?
Girls Auto Clinic is a female empowerment company that educates, empowers, and caters to women by offering automotive buying and repair resources, services, and products based on trust, education, inclusion, and empowerment.
It’s no secret most women hate their automotive buying and repair experiences because we feel misunderstood, taken advantage of, and/or mistreated. To make things worse, the automotive industry has not done much to ease concerns, anxiety, and fear despite the fact more than half their customers are women and spend $200 Billion (with a B) a year on buying and repairing their cars.
Patrice Banks was once one of these women. A self-proclaimed “auto airhead,” Patrice created a business model that supports a need in the lives of millions. Girls Auto Clinic.
Now she's written a book: Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide
Too many of us women feel powerless when it comes to their cars. Mechanic-speak sounds like a foreign language, and the auto repair bill contains a lot of unnecessary or overpriced repairs. How do you tell if you need new brakes? How often are you supposed to change your air filter? What does that light on your dashboard mean?
THE GIRLS AUTO CLINIC GLOVE BOX GUIDE has all the answers. It’s a one-stop do-it- herself guide to auto maintenance, repairs, and roadside emergencies. Author Patrice Banks, a self-described “auto-airhead,” was like many of us: she didn’t know the first thing about her car, and was accustomed to ignoring the dashboard lights because she felt so uncomfortable taking her car in. She sought out a female mechanic and found that, despite making up the majority of car owners and licensed drivers, women account for less than 2% of auto mechanics. So Patrice took her engineering degree and became a certified automotive technician, giving auto-workshops to women and girls all across the Philadelphia area. Now with THE GIRLS AUTO CLINIC GLOVE BOX GUIDE, Patrice will empower all women to take care of their cars.
"It’s simply written, it’s not condescending or cutesy, and it removes the mystery from something that many of us find a little scary. “Girls Auto Clinic” is not about how we feel about our cars; it’s about what we can learn to do. And that’s some pretty excellent roaring right there."
-The New York Times Book Review
"This comprehensive DIY guide is indispensable for everyone who owns and maintains an automobile."
-The Library Journal
"It’s quite a remarkable feat to make such an extensive automotive manual not only informative but also so relatable and entertaining. Banks’ reassuring voice and vast knowledge jumps off the page, and it feels like you’re learning from a trusted friend."
-The News Wheel
Now available at Little Village Toy & Book Shop (in the Reference section)