And the winner is…

Some Kind of Happiness, by Claire Legrand! The OPLbery Club voted unanimously on January 13 to award the 7th annual OPLbery Medal to Some Kind of Happiness. The kids loved this book.

An OPLbery Honor was awarded to Counting Thyme, by Melanie Conklin.

We will begin a new year, our 8th, in the spring. Check back for more information. Or let us know if you are interested in joining, and we’ll let you know when we start.

January 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

The final five!

These are our final five books for 2016! The OPLbery Club will choose the medal winner in January.

Here’s what club member had to say about these books:

The Best Man
“You felt like you were there. I was sad when the book ended.” (Allie)
“Loved it!” (Chloe)
“About people to look up to.” (Mary)

Counting Thyme
“Original.” (Chloe)
“I loved that she had a goal.” (Bailey)
“You really knew what was going on.” (Allie)

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
“Very well portrayed.” (Mary)
“I really liked it.” (Allie)

“I loved every part of it.” (Allie)
“I felt like I was inside the book.” (Sofia)
“I loved it. It was exciting.” (MJ)

Some Kind of Happiness
“My favorite book ever. Suspenseful, emotional, felt real.” (Autumn)
“I really liked it, especially the ending.” (Mary)


December 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

OPLbery 2nd short list

We’re getting closer to OPLbery Award Day (January 13), and we’ve got our book list down to seven. Here are books that are still in the running:

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story: SoarCounting ThymeThe Inquisitor's TaleSome Kind of Happiness: The Best Man: Sting:

December 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

A new year, a new OPLbery!

OPLbery 2016 jpeg

The OPLbery Club will begin meeting this week! Our first meeting is Friday, June 17, at 4:15 pm. We hope to welcome back all our members from last year who would like to participate again and any new members, too. If you are interested in joining the OPLbery Club, please call the Children’s Room or stop by and talk to Marci or Debbie.

June 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

OPLbery Winners!

The OPLbery Club

We’ve finally done it! On Friday, January 8, the OPLbery Club chose Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty as the 2016 OPLbery Medal winner. The club gave an OPLbery Honor to Chasing Secrets, by Gennifer Choldenko.

The winning books

Thank you to all the club members who read so many books and shared their opinions with us all. Good work!

Check back with us for information about the 7th annual OPLbery Club, which will start meeting again in April.

January 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

The Final Six

Chasing Secrets Echo:  If You Find This:  Ms. Rapscott's Girls:  The Penderwicks in Spring:  Serafina and the Black Cloak

The OPLbery Club met today to choose the six books that are on our final short list. On January 8th the club members will decide which of the six above will be awarded the 6th annual OPLbery medal, and which, if any, will receive OPLbery honors.

Check back with us to see which one wins.

November 20, 2015 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

OPLbery Short List #2

The OPLbery Club met on Friday, October 20, and has narrowed down the choices for most outstanding book of the year by just a little. Next month, we will have our final short list.

But as of now, these are the books that are left:

Chasing Secrets Circus Mirandus The Detective's Assistant:  Echo:  If You Find This:

Ms. Rapscott's Girls:  Paper Things:  The Penderwicks in Spring:  Serafina and the Black Cloak The War That Saved My Life:

Which is your favorite?

October 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

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