A new year, a new OPLbery!

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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

OPLbery Short List #1

We’ve only got a few more meeting before we have to choose our list of finalists, and our OPLbery Club members had a very boisterous debate about which books should stay on our list. We’ve got the count down to 16.

How many of these have you read?

Chasing Secrets: Circus Mirandus: Fuzzy Mud: The Detective's Assistant: Echo: Catch You Later, Traitor: A Handful of Stars: If You Find This: Ms. Rapscott's Girls: Nooks & Crannies: Paper Things: The Penderwicks in Spring: Serafina and the Black Cloak: The Trap: The War That Saved My Life: Watch the Sky:

September 22, 2015 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

What we’ve read so far

The Thing About JellyfishThe Detective's AssistantGoodbye StrangerA Handful of StarsMs. Rapscott's GirlsPieces and PlayersLost in the SunThe Great Good SummerGone Crazy in AlabamaEchoThe Penderwicks in SpringCatch You Later, TraitorGenuine SweetNooks & CranniesPaper ThingsThe Chosen PrinceStella By StarlightThe War That Saved My LifeThe Book That Proves Time Travel HappensCrenshaw

This year’s OPLbery Club has been full of great books and lots of new club members. Everyone has been very enthusiastically reading so many books that it’s hard to keep up.

Here are a few of the books our club members have been reading:

Tanmay, Mary, and Rose all really liked Echo. Tanmay liked the pace and they all like the way the different stories come together in the end.

A lot of the club members read The Thing About Jellyfish. Semou, Mary, Bailey and Rose all really liked it. There was some discussion about whether the ending was satisfying or not.

The War That Saved My Life was another well-liked book. Catalina and Ruby both loved it.

Tristan read and enjoyed The Penderwicks in Spring. He has not read the other Penderwick books and didn’t feel he was missing any parts f the story.

Mage recommended The Book that Proves Time Travel Happens.

Emilia thought The Detective’s Assistant was both funny and edge-of-your-seat exciting.

Allie liked Ms. Rapscott’s Girls, and Janessa liked Gone Crazy in Alabama.

All our our OPLbery books, and lots of other book lists, can be found on our Pinterest page. Click here to see the OPLbery books.

June 20, 2015 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Congratulations to OPLbery Medal winners!

The OPLbery Club voted on Friday, January 16 to give the OPLbery Medal to When Audrey Met Alice, by Rebecca Behrens. They also awarded an OPLbery Honor to Greenglass House, by Kate Milford. There were a lot of great books published in 2014, and it was hard for the OPLbery Club members to choose which were the most distinguished. Medal winner When Audrey Met Alice was the story of a first daughter and how she deals with living in the White House. When Audrey finds a diary written by Alice Roosevelt (the daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt), she identifies with her and uses her behavior as a model for her own. The club members really enjoyed the mix of modern day and historical fiction. Greenglass House Our club members also enjoyed Greenglass House with its mix of fantasy and real life and the twist at the end of the book. Several rounds of voting took place before the OPLbery Club settled on these winners.

January 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm 1 comment

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