Join Us for a Virtual Read- Aloud on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. This week, Library Director Dora St Martin will continue to read from a book that inspired her own life of travel – My Side of the Mountain – by Jean Craighead George. Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going–all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There he sets up house in a huge hollowed-out tree, with a falcon and a weasel for companions and his wits as his tool for survival. Jean Craighead George is the author of more than 80 children’s books, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves. Recommended ages 9 to 12 – and all adults with a bit of wanderlust. You can join our Story Room by clicking on the program title “Virtual Read Aloud” on the MPL website’s front page (under upcoming events): https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/ The instructions and password to enter the zoom story room will appear 10 minutes before the program begins. If you have issues connecting, please call the Library Information number at 781-324-0218. The program is free and no Zoom account or any special software is needed.