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Ten Picture Books for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12 and if you're looking for some special books to share with loved ones, I have ten great ones today.   Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank (2017). As Mama and Baby go through the market together, shopkeepers can't help but slip Baby [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Romance Project

I am not a huge romance reader, so this year I've embarked on a quest to add more romance into my reading diet. I know we have tons of romance readers at our library, and I want to be able to serve you knowledgeably. I have found some GREAT books so far and I think [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free Teen Audiobooks!

Do you know about SYNC? Every summer the SYNC program, a partnership between AudioFile magazine and OverDrive, provides free downloadable audiobooks to US residents to encourage teens to read and listen while they are on summer break. The new season of SYNC kicks off TODAY! Each week, SYNC will provide a different pair of free [...]

By | April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Midnight in Chernobyl

This riveting nonfiction book tells the story of the horrific Chernobyl disaster. On April 25, 1986, disaster struck. During a late-night safety test, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl power plant exploded. Considered the most disastrous nuclear power accidents in history, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Art Season at the Library

I love this time of year - April's when our local schools display their wonderful art at the Library. It makes our Library so colorful and I love seeing all of the students' creations. You should definitely visit the library sometime in the next couple of weeks while the art's up. And if seeing all [...]

By | April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attucks!

The perfect read for March Madness! If you are a basketball fan, this is the book for you. Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose (2018; 212 pages) tells the true story of the all-black basketball team at Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis that broke the color barrier [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Power of Empathy: Kids Books with Muslim Characters

Did you know that reading fiction increases empathy and emotional intelligence? According to research, reading fiction can help children put themselves in other people's shoes. And I think encouraging empathy for all types of people can make the world a better place. Want a place to start? Here are some great children's books featuring Muslim [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Kid

A great contemporary graphic novel for fans of Smile.  Jordan Banks loves art and would give anything to go to the art school of his dreams, but his parents think the key to his success will be attending an elite private school on scholarship. Not only is Jordan the new kid, but he's the new [...]

By | March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You a Lucky Duck?

Have you checked out one of our Lucky Duck books yet? This is a special collection of bestsellers and popular books with long hold lists to help you get your hands on the books you want faster. Lucky Duck books check out for 7 days and don't take holds or renewals so they can be [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 New Books from African American Voices

February is Black History Month and your library has you covered. Here are five new books from African American authors that you can find on our shelves or place a hold on today! Hands Up! by Breanna McDaniel, illustrated by Shane Evans (2019). This picture book takes the charged phrase "hands up" and recasts it [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments