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July 1, 2020

Library Guide for Reopening

You may encounter challenges when trying to plan your reopening, but this is a time where you can grow and expand into possibilities you didn’t think were possible.
June 10, 2020
LGBTQ+ Books for Your Library

Best LGBTQ+ Books to Have in Your Library

We've gathered a list of the best 2019 LGBTQ+ books to have in your library to round out your collection with a fuller spectrum of diverse books. Check it out!
June 6, 2020

Summer Reading List: Racism and Racial Inequality

To help those who would like to educate themselves more on the topic of racism and inequality, we’ve gathered a variety of nonfiction, fiction, and children’s novels to help break down the topic.
May 4, 2020

Promoting Digital Literacy During Distance Learning

Even kids of the digital age have gaps in their digital literacy. Learn how librarians and educators can help them get informed and stay safe during distance learning
April 29, 2020

Summer Adventure Reading Posters

Summer adventure reading posters are ready! We hope that this month's poster can help inspire your students to read and learn at home.
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June 16, 2015

Book Review: Escape Reality with Candy and the Creepy Creatures of Abarat

In Clive Barker’s Abarat, readers meet 16-year-old Candy Quackenbush, a small-town girl with an alcoholic father and weak-willed mother. Candy knows there are more interesting places out there and longs for something weird. When Candy meets the John brothers, a creature with 1 body and 8 heads, she brings the […]
August 19, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE WINNER’S CURSE

Guest Post by Mia Seventeen-year-old Kestrel lives in an empire where adulthood offers only two choices: get married or join the military. Her father, a general, expects her to choose the latter path, while certain eligible young men hope for the former. Kestrel desires neither. One day while wandering the […]
September 17, 2015

5 Books Better Read Aloud

Guest Post By: Ari Schjelderup Fall and winter are filled with many opportunities to read books in a quiet environment away from distraction. Right? Or is it a time filled with bustling around, getting things done, and going on adventures? Don’t give up on reading a good book! Have you […]
February 17, 2016
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Award Winners for Black History Month

It’s Black History Month, an exciting time to celebrate the achievements, improvements, and innovations that African Americans have made throughout the centuries. One such contribution is literature, of which there is a lush history of vibrant stories, tales of courage and bravery, and knee-slapping humor. With the American Library Association’s […]