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Introducing Alex!

It should come as no surprise that we here at Plymouth District Library are passionate about sharing the joys of librarianship with others. We sat down with one of our interns recently to see what she’s learned so far with us and where she hopes to take it! Here’s what she told us. You can also find a list of some of her personal favorite books from all over the library!

PDL Intern, Alex

Hi I’m Alex! I am a third year English major who enjoys reading, running, and arts/crafts. I joined the team here at Plymouth Library to start my journey to a career in librarianship, and also to learn more about helping equip communities with free and accessible resources in libraries! I have learned so much about librarianship being here for just a short while, my favorites being collection development, programming for youth, and making sure people have great recommendations when they ask! I aspire to be a librarian, and use the skills I have learned here at Plymouth Library for other communities and to learn more about myself in the meantime!

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Teen Fiction ANDERSON
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Teen/Youth Fiction LOWRY
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Adult/Teen Fiction MARTEL
The fantasy novel revolves around a teenage Indian boy, Pi, who becomes lost at sea after a shipwreck. Pi finds himself struggling for survival against the torrential ocean with his only companion, a Bengal tiger. Life of Pi encompasses Martel’s perspectives of how spirituality is perceived in the physical world.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Teen Fiction SPINELLI
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Youth Fiction CURTIS
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Teen/Youth Fiction L’ENGLE
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Adult/Teen Graphic Novels TAM
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens – just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy – is caught up in something bad… Something life threatening.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Teen Fiction HINTON
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent’s death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Adult Fiction COELHO
Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Youth Picture Books SEN
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Youth Picture Books BEM
Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Youth Picture Books SIL
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Youth Picture Books JOH
Harold decided to take a walk one moonless night, so he took his purple crayon and drew a moon and a path on which to start his trip.

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Youth Picture Books MUN
A mother who sings a lullaby to her son at each stage of his life. During his childhood, she becomes frustrated with his rebellious nature, yet always sings to him after he falls asleep.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Youth Picture Books BRO
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Youth Picture Books VIO
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.