June 2023

Sunday hours coming soon!

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The Ivoryton Library will observe the new federal holiday Juneteenth and will be closed on June 19 this year and moving forward.

New Book Spotlight

From the day she watched her kindergarten teacher drop dead during a dramatic telling of Peter Rabbit, Clover Brooks has felt a stronger connection with the dying than she has with the living. After the beloved grandfather who raised her dies alone while she is traveling, Clover becomes a death doula in New York City, dedicating her life to ushering people peacefully through their end-of-life process.

Clover spends so much time with the dying that she has no life of her own, until the final wishes of a feisty old woman send Clover on a trip across the country to uncover a forgotten love story––and perhaps, her own happy ending. As she finds herself struggling to navigate the uncharted roads of romance and friendship, Clover is forced to examine what she really wants, and whether she’ll have the courage to go after it.

In 1943, Irene Woodward abandons an abusive fiancé in New York to enlist with the Red Cross and head to Europe. She makes fast friends in training with Dorothy Dunford, a towering Midwesterner with a ferocious wit. Together they are part of an elite group of women, nicknamed Donut Dollies, who command military vehicles called Clubmobiles at the front line, providing camaraderie and a taste of home that may be the only solace before troops head into battle.


After D-Day, these two intrepid friends join the Allied soldiers streaming into France. Their time in Europe will see them embroiled in danger, from the Battle of the Bulge to the liberation of Buchenwald. Through her friendship with Dorothy, and a love affair with a courageous American fighter pilot named Hans, Irene learns to trust again. Her most fervent hope, which becomes more precarious by the day, is for all three of them to survive the war intact.

Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on South India’s Malabar Coast, and follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning—and in Kerala, water is everywhere. At the turn of the century, a twelve-year-old girl from Kerala’s long-existing Christian community, grieving the death of her father, is sent by boat to her wedding, where she will meet her forty-year-old husband for the first time. From this unforgettable new beginning, the young girl—and future matriarch, known as Big Ammachi—will witness unthinkable changes over the span of her extraordinary life, full of joy and triumph as well as hardship and loss, her faith and love the only constants.

We at the Ivoryton Library embrace and encourage all readers and writers.

Here are two new collections from Hoopla to celebrate freedom and pride.


Adult Craft Night:

Junk Journal

Wednesday, June 14

6:30 - 7:30

Join us to create a journal for writing, sketching or collecting those summer vacation souvenirs.

Clink here to register for this free program.

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Summer Reading Plans are in place! The Tri-town libraries are partnering again this summer to provide you with some fantastic events and performers.

We look forward to being a special part of your summer plans!

Join us at our kick-off party!

Saturday, June 10


Grove Street Park

Visit our new StoryWalk!

Come to our Children's Garden to see our StoryWalk:

Read and interact with 16 "pages"

Book Clubs

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June 20

3:30 pm

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

September 19


Sabrina & Corina

by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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June 16


The Maid

by Nita Prose

Book List of the Month:

18 New Beach Reads for Every Kind of Book Lover