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One Book One School

Nov 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have had a child at Harrison Middle School (HMS) in the last six years, you may have heard of a program called, “One Book, One School” introduced by Merry Stuhr, the HMS librarian.  The idea is that the entire middle school (grades 5 to 8) read the same book at the same time. …

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Hot New Releases for Young Readers

Sep 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

This fall is full of exciting new releases for young readers.  Here are a few that my kids have been waiting all summer for. Guts by Raina Telgemeier:  A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny…

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Three Amazing Yarmouth Artists

Aug 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

When my husband brought me over to our neighbor, Judith Barker’s house to pick out a present for his mom I was totally surprised to see a showroom full of beautiful handmade jewelry.  Her shop was upstairs from her studio, down the street from my house.  I was reminded that right around the corner was…

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Now Open Until 6pm!

May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I first opened Royal River Books in March, 2008 (wow – over 11 years ago!) another merchant on Main Street told me that there was no reason to stay open past 5pm.  She said that Main Street was pretty much dead by then.  I would lock the door at 5pm and the streets were…

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The Sweetness of Spring

Mar 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Anne Bradstreet has said, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” There is nothing like stepping outside on one of those first warm days in March hearing the birds sing and feeling a warm breeze and the sunshine on your face.  In reality, it is probably 45 degrees, but…

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