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Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Dunn's Corners

Dunn's Corners

2020/2021


Many books are available in both e-book and audiobook form.

Click the links below to access them on E-zone Overdrive with your library card. 

Physical books that we do not own can be requested from another library.

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Appleblossom the Possum by Sloan, Holly Goldberg

A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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The Babe and I by Adler, David

While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.


Beast Feast by David Florian

A collection of humorous poems about such animals as the walrus, anteater, and boa.

Physical Book: Not available at Westerly, but can be requested from another library.

 

Bird and Squirrel on the Edge by Burks, James

Bird and Squirrel are almost home. All that's left for them to do is cross the Great Mountains. But before they can, the duo stops to chase off wolves hunting a baby bear and in the process Bird gets a knock on the noggin that gives him amnesia. Now Squirrel has to set aside his fears and keep both Bird and the bear cub safe as they journey on foot over the mountains. But with a pack of hungry wolves on their tail, can Squirrel step up and be the leader they need to keep them all alive?

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

 

The Case of the Graveyard Ghost by Torrey, Michelle

Now in fifth grade, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey continue to combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases, involving a noisy laundry chute, a ruined flower show, and a ghost.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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 Crenshaw by Applegate, Katherine

A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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The Goat Lady by Bregoli, Jane

Tells the story of an elderly French-Canadian woman who lived in Massachusetts and raised goats to provide milk for people who needed it.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

 

Gregor the Overlander by Collins, Suzanne

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech

Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

"In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation"

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Honus and Me by Dan Gutman
Joey, who loves baseball but is not very good at it, finds a valuable 1909 Honus Wagner card and travels back in time to meet Honus.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Jack: the True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk  By Shurtlif, Liesl

Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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 Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mercile Harper

Follows Tate, Rae, Caroline, and Oliver, ages nine to eleven, both on and off-camera as they compete in a televised cooking competition. Includes cooking tips.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Mysteries According to Humphrey by Birney, Betty

It's almost Halloween, but the scariest thing in Room 26 has nothing to do with creepy decorations or spooky noises: Mrs. Brisbane is missing! This might be the biggest mystery Humphrey has ever tried to solve.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Pecos Bill by Kellogg, Steven

Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

 

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Birdsall, Jeanne

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Messner, Kate

Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Restart by Gordon Korman

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Rotton Richie and the Ultimate Dare by Patricia Polacco

Richie and his younger sister Trisha face off in a contest to see whose hobby is more challenging.

Physical Book: Not available at Westerly but can be requested from another library.

 

Sidekicks by Santant, Dan

When Captain Amazing feels he is getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.

Physical Book: Not available at Westerly but can be requested from another library.

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Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Start edition) by Wyss, Johann, retold by Chris Tait

The story that relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Testing the Ice: The True Story about Jackie Robinson by Robinson, Sharon

As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

 

Wild Robot By Peter Brown

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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Wilma Unlimited by Krull, Kathleen

A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

 

 Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

A red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat agains an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.

Physical Book: Available at Westerly. Additional copies can be requested from another library.

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