Summer Discovery Program

Come join us this summer as we “Build a Better World”  at the Tyson Library

Our Summer Discovery sessions will kick-off on Saturday, June 10 from 12-2 with “Touch a Truck.”  Stop in at the library on June 10 to pick up a Bingo card and begin touring the trucks.  Come see all the big trucks, including a HUMVEE!  Start at the library and visit each truck to fill up your BINGO card for a prize!

 Also, register for our summer Discovery programs. There is a session for every age group preschool through adult!  Preschool will meet on Tuesdays, Grades 1-3 on Wednesdays, Grades 4-6 on Thursdays, and Teens on Fridays. Sessions run from June 13 – July 21. All sessions meet at 10:30 a.m. except for teens who meet at 1:00 p.m.

Activities will include building challenges, Legos, Exploring our world, games, science fun, and much more!  For every session you attend, you can put a ticket in for one of our GRAND PRIZES!  Also, check out some books and add bricks to our LEGO creation!

Some special programs offered this summer will be a snake presentation, a naturalist from the Versailles State park sharing some nature and animals, The Humane Society, and the “Birds of Prey” program from Hardy Lake.

Come help us “Build a Better World”!


Total Solar Eclipse

Are you ready for the solar eclipse? Learn about it and watch it with us!!
On August 21st a spectacular total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the width of the continental United States for the first time since 1918! Though every state will have at least 60% of the Sun covered by the Moon, those of us in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see the stunning beauty of total coverage. We are collaborating with the 6th grade at South Ripley Elementary and teacher Julia Heidlage, to have events for the community to learn about and watch the eclipse.
The first event will be held on August 12th at 11:00 am; this will be an informational session at Tyson Library that will cover safe viewing techniques as well as projection maps and viewing areas. (Accommodations will be made for those with disabilities that would like to join us).

The second event will be viewing of the eclipse at South Ripley Elementary school on August 21st. Informational videos will be streamed into the classrooms prior to the viewing. Members of the community, as well as Tyson Library staff, will join the student body and staff (over 900 people) in an area next to the school, to view the event. Viewing glasses will be given to all who attend. These events are open to the entire community. All programs are free of charge.


New Items

New Items — March 2017


Tangled                                                                                         The Mortal Instruments City of Bones

Drop Dead Fred                                                                          Wise Guys

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Children’s DVD’s

Aristocats                                                                                       The Little Mermaid

Bambi                                                                                             Oliver and Company

Dumbo                                                                                           Pinocchio

Hercules                                                                                        Pocahontas and Pocahontas

Hunchback of Notre Dame



Books – Children

Board Books

Amy and the Special Snowflake                                                      My Beat Box

Ashley and the Beautiful Rainbow                                                  My Lunch Box

Blaze and the Monster Machines Pop the Hood                          My Suitcase

A Day on the Farm Exploring Animals                                            My Toolbox

I Can Go to Preschool                                                                        Smile-A-Saurus!  A Book About Feelings

Wheels on the Bus

Picture Books

 Horses and Ponies at Your Fingertips

We Love You, Rosie!

Easy Readers

The Berenstain Bears We Love Baseball                                   Little Golden Book Kitten Tales

Bramble and Maggie Snow Day                                                  Thomas’ Color Book




The Burning Shadow                                                                                    If the Magic Fits

Carnival in a Fix                                                                                             King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats

Escape to Australia                                                                                       Nancy Clancy Late-Breaking News

Gods and Warriors                                                                                        Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies

Goosebumps Horrorland Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz                     The Wolf Keepers


The Barefoot Book of Children                                                       You Wouldn’t Want to be on Apollo 13!

One Proud Penny                                                                              You Wouldn’t Want to Live in Pompeii!

A Spy Called James – The True Story of James Lafayette             Steppin’ Out

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Crusader!                                            Where is the Colosseum?

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Polar Explorer!                                   Where is the Taj Mahal?

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty!


Science Comics Bats Learning to Fly




The Exiled Queen

Firstlife                                                                       Independent Study

Flamecaster                                                               King’s Cage

Frogkisser!                                                                 Love Comes Through Time

The Golden Braid                                                     The Silent Songbird

Grave Mercy                                                              Walk the Edge

The Gray Wolf Throne                                             Wires and Nerve

The Warrior Series –

Power of Three – Sunrise; Long Shadows; Eclipse; Outcast; Dark River; The Sight

Omen of the Stars – The Last Hope; The Forgotten Warrior; Sign of the Moon; Night Whispers; Fading Echoes; The Fourth Apprentice

Dawn of the Clans – Path of Stars; A Forest Divided; The Blazing Star; The First Battle; Thunder Rising; The Sun Trail

The Prophecies Begin – The Darkest Hour; A Dangerous Path; Rising Storm; Forest of Secrets; Fire and Ice; Into the Wild

The New Prophecy – Sunset; Twilight; Starlight; Dawn; Moonrise; Midnight

Warriors –  Warriors Return; Warriors Refuge; The Lost Warriors


Animal Land The Ultimate Sacrifice                                 Night of the Monster Men

Avengers Civil War II                                                          The Seven Deadly Sins Book 18

Avengers K Secret Invasion                                              Spiderman 2099 Civil War II+

Batman Arkham Man-Bat                                                 Superman Action Comics Vol. I Path of Doom

Batman Beyond Vol. 3 Wired for Death                         Superman/Batman Vol. 5

Batman the Golden Age Vol.2                                          Transformers Titans Return

Batman and the Outsiders Vol. I                                     The Ultimate Spiderman vs. the Sinister Six

Guardians of the Galaxy                                                   Wonder Woman ’77 Vol. 2

Wonder Woman Vol. I The Lies




A Baxter Christmas                                                        Lady Unrivaled

Captain’s Fury                                                                 Princeps’ Fury

Carolina Moon                                                                Sanctuary

Echoes                                                                              Taken

Fearless Fourteen                                                           Tribute

Forest Sentinels the Gauntlet Runner Book 3            Undetected

Humans, Bow Down

Large Print – Fiction

Faithful                                                                          The Lullaby Sky

First Strike                                                                     Pines

Inheriting Edith                                                            Vanished


The Blood of Emmett Till                                             How to Write Copy That Sells

Hold Your Horses                                                         Cakelove in the Morning


Audio-Visual (AVC)

 Navigators of Dune