Kid’s corner: Staff picks from the Chilmark Library


Recommendations from Kristin Maloney, children’s librarian at Chilmark Library

“Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea” by Jan Peck – This picture book is a wonderful read-aloud with a surprise ending. The rhythmic and repetitive lines lend themselves to singing this story with a call and response component. Meeting different creatures of the sea makes it a perfect book to read on an island.

“The Voyage of Turtle Rex” by Kurt Cyrus – This picture book follows the life of a giant prehistoric sea turtle. It is fiction but contains many true facts about the prehistoric world. It is a beautifully written story that is informative but not too complicated.

“Tua and the Elephant” by R.P. Harris – This chapter book is perfect for animal lovers and readers who are ready for chapter books. In Chiang Mai, Thailand, nine year old Tua releases a young elephant from its chains. She must rescue the elephant and get her to a refuge without getting caught herself.

Upcoming library storytimes

Aquinnah Library – 508-645-2314

Story time meets Thursdays from 3:30–4:30 pm for ages 6 and under with guardians.

Chilmark Library – 508-645-3360

Stories and Songs on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10–10:30 am.

Edgartown Library – 508-627-4221

Story hour on Thursdays, 10:30 am.

Oak Bluffs Library – 508-693-9433

Wednesdays: Preschool story time at 10:30 am with Sondra. Toddler story time meets at 11:30 am, also with Sondra.

Vineyard Haven Library – 508-696-4211

Tuesdays: Story time for ages 0-2 from 10–10:30 am. Ages 3-5 meet 11–11:30 am.

West Tisbury Library – 508-693-3366

Thursdays: Story time for older toddlers and preschoolers at 10:30 am.

Mother Goose on the Loose storytime meets Fridays at 10:30 am, for ages 0-3.