LISBON — The Lisbon Library is hosting the Cream of the Crop, an exhibit of children’s books, through October. Parents, teachers, young readers and anyone interested in the latest books for children and young adults are urged to look over the new books while they are on display locally.

The Cream of the Crop collection contains about 120 books, fiction and nonfiction titles, selected by children’s librarians in southern Maine. Included in the collection are titles that have received either Maine or national awards such as the Maine Library Association’s Lupine Award and the American Library Association’s Caldecott and Newbery Awards.

The Cream of the Crop collection travels to schools and libraries throughout Maine during the year. It is used by librarians for assistance in book selection for book talks, for programs with students, parents and the public and for special exhibits. A new Cream of the Crop is formed each spring and the previous year’s titles are dispersed to school and public libraries.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call Children’s Librarian Jo-Jean Keller at 353-6564 for more information.

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