Ayer Library

New Additions

We are adding NEW electronic items to the collection

While our doors are closed, we are working hard to increase what is available to you from the Ayer Library. Click here for information about using your Ayer Library card to access eAudiobooks, streaming video, and more through RBdigitalClick here for information about accessing eBooks through OverDrive.

Let us know if you are looking for a particular title we do not have yet!

Most of the new purchases are the most recent of a series, a few old favorites, and a few new emerging authors to try! When we purchase the items they are immediately available electronically to you. As an Ayer patron you get to be first in line for Ayer eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

Renia’s Diary by Renia Spiegel

The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman’s life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English.

Home Now by Cynthia Anderson

Like so many American factory towns, Lewiston, Maine, thrived until its mill jobs disappeared and the young began leaving. But then the story unexpectedly veered: over the course of fifteen years, the city became home to thousands of African immigrants and, along the way, turned into one of the most Muslim towns in the US. A moving chronicle of who belongs in America.

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl

A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers — and why they often go wrong.

 

Movies, TV, and Documentaries

Big Little Lies, Season One

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star in this hit HBO series about murder and deception.

The Last Survivors

As young children, they lived through “humanity’s darkest hour.” Now, over 70 years after World War II, FRONTLINE speaks with some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust.

Plus One

Long-time friends Alice and Ben agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.

Brightburn

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

The Kominsky Method, Season One

Michael Douglas plays Sandy Kominsky, an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach. Alan Arkin plays his long-suffering agent and friend, Norman.

 

Picture Books

Puma Dreams by Tony Johnston

From award-winning duo, Tony Johnston and Jim LaMarche comes a stunning, lyrical picture book about a girl’s desire to see an elusive California puma in the wild that includes interesting facts about this beautiful and threatened animal.

Let’s All Creep Through Crocodile Creek by Jonny Lambert

Mouse, Rabbit, and Shelly the tortoise are heading home when they decide to take a shortcut through the creepy, crooked creek. “Isn’t that where the crocodiles live?” asks Rabbit nervously…

The Story of Peppa Pig by Scholastic

Peppa Pig is a lovable (but slightly bossy) little piggy who lives with Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, and her little brother, George. This charming storybook is the perfect introduction to Peppa Pig’s wonderful world.

What Color is Night by Grant Snider

Grant Snider’s beautiful debut picture book explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. For the night is not just black and white.

Our Celebración! by Susan Middleton Elya

With bouncy, rhyming text and imaginative, whimsical illustrations, Our Celebración! is the perfect way to enjoy a summer day–or any day–and learn some Spanish too!

 

Juvenile Chapter Books and Non-Fiction

Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell by Illustratus

Featuring the only true ghost stories in existence (as the book itself will tell you), readers discover 13 eerie encounters that are perfect for sharing—if they dare.

Mythologica by Steve Kershaw

Amazon’s No. 1 Children’s Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 is an illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other.

Twinchantment by Elise Allen

In the first book of this new series, author Elise Allen brings to life a fantastical world filled with high-stakes adventure, incredible twists, and all the spark and humor of sisterhood.

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret (Book One) by Trudi Trueit

Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world’s leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers.

When the Whales Walked by Dougal Dixon

From the moment life crawled out of the oceans and onto land, to when our primate ancestors climbed down from the trees, the history of Planet Earth is filled with incredible stories. A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council).

 

Young Adult Novels and Non-Fiction

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.

I Don’t Want To Be Crazy by Samantha Schutz

A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl’s struggle with an anxiety disorder.

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Mindfulness and Meditation by Whitney Stewart

Stewart guides readers through how to get started with meditation as well as provides specific exercises for examining emotions, managing stress, checking social media habits and wellness routines, and setting intentions to increase happiness.

The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future by Veronica Roth

Bestselling Divergent and Carve the Mark author Veronica Roth delivers a stunning collection of novella-length stories set in the future, illustrated with startling black-and-white artwork.

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