Occupation: Kid -- Teacher

Why do you come to the library?

Ivan: I love to play with the trains and other toys. I love to look for books about trains.

Nancy: I love the quietness where I can do my writing

What do you geek? Trains -- Audio books

Lawrence Library has something for everyone! Our young train enthusiast enjoys playing with the trains in the children's room's play area, and reading some of our great books about trains. We have nonfiction books about trains, including a new series about the history of American railroads. This year's winner of the Caldecott Award was a nonfiction book about trains, too; "Locomotive," which was written and illustrated by Brian Floca, tells about traveling on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

We also have fictional books about trains, such as "Time Train" by Paul Fleischman, which tells the story of a class that takes a train trip all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs. Fans who enjoy silly stories might prefer "How to Train a Train" by Jason Carter Eaton, which tells readers all about how to care for a pet train, should they happen to adopt one. Of course, no fan of trains will want to miss our annual Train Week, when the Pepperell Siding Model Railroad club sets up a scale model of our town in the Art Gallery, complete with trains crossing the landscape. Train week won't be with us until June, but it will be worth the wait!

While Ivan is reading train books, his grandma can take a look at our wide selection of audio books.


The library has audio books for all ages, from pre-readers through adults. We have both fiction and nonfiction titles available, with new titles arriving throughout the year. Audio books are available on CD, as MP3s, or on Playaways, which are players that are preloaded with individual books (just add a pair of headphones and listen!). If you can't get down to the library, you can also check out one of our digital audio books, which can be downloaded right to your computer or MP3 player from home.

The library can help everyone explore the things they geek. For information, or if you are interested in being the Geek of the Week, stop by Lawrence Library.