Following the counsel of Governor Herbert and under the direction of Mayor Kaufusi, Provo City Library will be closed until further notice. No fines will accrue while we are closed. You can return items to our outside book drops during curbside hours.
Following the counsel of Governor Herbert and under the direction of Mayor Kaufusi, Provo City Library will be closed until further notice. No fines will accrue while we are closed. You can return items to our outside book drops during curbside hours.
 

 

Larissa

  • Back to School

    The first month back to school after summer is a doozy. Students are tired, anxious, and cranky, but are suddenly expected to perform at their top-notch academic game! How can we help our students have a smoother transition into each new school year? One piece of advice from seasoned teachers is to give students a chance to “escape” every day through reading a good book. Check out the books below that are perfect for an escape! 

    9.11 A Dragons Guide to the Care and Feeding of HumansA DRAGON’S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS
    By Laurence Yep
    (2015)

    Perfect for ages 8-12, this whimsical book takes the reader on a magical adventure with a cantankerous dragon, Miss Drake, and her ten year old human “pet,” Winnie. Miss Drake teaches Winnie about all the secret, magical things that happen right under people’s noses. 

     

    9.11 Mila 2.0MILA 2.0
    By Debra Driza
    (2013)

    An engaging, suspenseful thriller for teens, Mila 2.0 is the story of a girl who discovers that she is living a lie. She wasn’t supposed to learn the truth about who she is; now that she has, her life in is danger. 

     

    9.11 Over Sea Under StoneOVER SEA, UNDER STONE
    By Susan Cooper
    (1965)

    Great for ages 8 and up, this novel series withstands the test of time. This book is the first volume in Cooper’s famed “The Dark Is Rising” series that takes readers on a dangerous quest with three children who happen upon an ancient manuscript. They soon become locked in a battle between the forces of the Light and the forces of the Dark. 

     

    9.11 The Wild RobotTHE WILD ROBOT
    By Peter Brown
    (2016)

    This fantasy book for children/teens follows the story of Roz the Robot who wakes up one day, alone on an island, with no idea how she came to be there. Her only hope for survival is to learn to get along with the island’s animals. Readers will love cheering for Roz as she struggles to fit into a world where she doesn’t seem to belong.

     
  • Pies 

    What is more irresistible in the cold months than a warm slice of pie? Put on your fuzzy slippers, grab a mug of cocoa and a slice of your favorite pie, and enjoy these delicious fictional delights.  

    12.02 Pie TownPIE TOWN
    By Lynne Hinton
    (2011)

    A heartwarming story of faith and hope in a small town, Pie Town will hook readers from the beginning. A young hitchhiker seems to spell big trouble for the residents of this cozy New Mexico town. The poor, unsuspecting priest who brings her there gets caught up in the whole fiasco. Pie Town is the first in Hinton’s hit series! 

     

    12.02 Luck Love and Lemon PieLUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE
    By Amy Reichert
    (2016)

    You’ll love this empowering story of MJ, a wife and mother reclaiming her independence. What starts as an idea to spend more time with her husband turns into a high stakes poker streak! MJ will have to play her hand carefully or risk losing it all!  

     

    12.02 Apple Pie PromisesAPPLE PIE PROMISES
    By Hillary Homzie
    (2018)

    This rollercoaster young adult novel deals with the difficult topic of divorce. Lily is forced to live with her father and new step-family after her mother gets a job offer. It’ll be easy as apple pie, right?  

     

    12.02 Blackberry Pie MurderBLACKBERRY PIE MURDER
    By Joanne Fluke
    (2014)

    A chance encounter on a country road with a mysterious stranger claims Hannah Swensen as the main suspect in a murder investigation! The victim has blackberry pie stains on his shirt and Hannah must follow the crumbs to figure out his identity. You’ll enjoy this charming mystery!

     
  • Scary Woman

    It’s October, which means Halloween is getting close! Many people find macabre and unsettling stories to be extra fun to read at this time of year. The following is a list of books that detail true stories of female criminals. Murderers are usually thought of as men, but these women have proven that they can be just as devastatingly and unspeakably evil.  

    10.30 Till Death Do Us Part‘TILL DEATH DO US PART: LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND THE MIND OF THE KILLER SPOUSE
    By Dr. Robi Ludwig & Matt Birkbeck
    (2006)

    At least six people in the U.S. are murdered every day by a spouse/intimate partner. This book features the psychological profiles of infamous killer spouses – many of them women!  

     

    10.30 Tender MurderersTENDER MURDERERS: WOMEN WHO KILL
    By Trina Robbins
    (2003)

    This book is divided into sections that revolve around a particular theme, like murder for money, murder for love, etc. What drives a woman to kill? What brings her to that point of no return?  

     

    10.30 Lady KillersLADY KILLERS: DEADLY WOMEN THROUGHOUT HISTORY
    By Tori Telfer
    (2017)

    Is there such a thing as a female serial killer? This book argues that there definitely is and gives fourteen fascinatingly disturbing examples as proof.  

     

    10.30 BurnedBURNED
    By Edward Humes
    (2019)

    In 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that killed her three children. In 1993, she was arrested and convicted of setting that fire. Did she kill her children?   

     

    10.30 Ugly PreyUGLY PREY
    By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
    (2017)

    This fascinating book is different than the others on this list – the criminal, Sabella Nitti, was not a criminal at all. Readers won’t be able to put down this heartbreaking and true story of the first woman to be sentenced to death in Chicago.

     
  • TVB 1

    As a teenager, it’s difficult to find fun things to do that also feel like a responsible use of time. Look no further! Your very own Provo Library has a Teen Volunteer Board and we need you! 

    • Teens, ages 12-18, meet on the first Thursday of every month.

    • We talk about what materials (books, CDs, movies, etc.) teens want to be able to check out at the library. (And then usually the librarians BUY them! Can you believe it?)

    • We work on library-specific projects to help make your library a better place. Win! This time can be used to put on job applications, resumes and college applications! Did you know that it looks really good if you’ve been a volunteer? It does!

    • There is always candy! Who can resist helping others *and* eating free candy? 

    What are you waiting for? Print out a Teen Volunteer Board application and bring it to the meeting on the first Thursday of the month in our Shaw Programming Room! For more information, call 801-852-6661.