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Don’t Miss Your Favorite Magazines

Did you know that your library offers digital magazines? Simply visit our Flipster site (or follow the link to Downloadable Magazines on our main website) and log in with your library card number. Don't have a library card? You can sign up online with our Online Borrower Registration and get access right away! With Flipster, [...]

By | March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Binge-Watching and Binge-Reading

My husband and I were practicing our social distancing this weekend by staying in and binge-watching a little Netflix. We stumbled on the show I Am Not Okay With This and devoured all seven episodes. Imagine my delight to find that the show is based on a comic and it's available to check out on [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big Library Read: Funny You Don’t Look Autistic

Overdrive's next Big Library Read - a global ebook club - starts today and the book is now available to download in our Overdrive collection with no waitlists and no holds. Join the conversation in the discussion forums March 23 - April 13 and post on social media about it with the hashtag #BigLibraryRead for a [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free Streaming Audiobooks & Ebooks During COVID-19

Audible and Junior Library Guild are offering free children's e-books and e-audiobooks while the schools are out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To access free audiobooks from Audible visit Audible Stories and start listening for free! To access free e-books from Junior Library Guild: Visit https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/ This page will ask you for a username and [...]

By | March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disability Awareness Month Picks for All Ages

March is Indiana Disability Awareness Month. Did you know that there are 54 million Americans with disabilities and that people with disabilities make up about a fifth of Indiana's population? Today, I'm sharing some great books for all ages that explore disability experiences. Pick them up now to acknowledge Disability Awareness Month or anytime. For [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books for the Maple Syrup Festival!

This weekend and next weekend the Maple Syrup Festival is going on at LM Sugarbush Farm in Salem. Are you going? Have you been? It's always a fun time and great chance to purchase some locally made, delicious maple syrup. And after you visit the Maple Syrup Festival, you might want to come on home, [...]

By | February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sick Kids In Love

I recently read this sweet teen romance, Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz (find it here in print or here on downloadable e-book via Overdrive) and it's perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (though it's less sad!) or Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott. Isabel doesn't date. It's [...]

By | February 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations to the 2020 Youth Media Award Winners!

Yesterday at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting, the winners of the 2020 Youth Media Awards were announced. Some of our Public Services staff got together to watch the live webcast of the award announcements and root for our favorites in real time. You can find the entire list of award winners and honor books [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eva Education Day

Monday, January 27 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Governor Holcolm has declared the day "Eva Education Day". Eva Kor was a Holocaust survivor who dedicated most of her life to educating people about the Holocaust. She lived in Terre Haute, IN where she operated a Holocaust museum. She passed away [...]

By | January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Books to Look Forward to in 2020

A new year, a new crop of books to be excited about! Hundreds and hundreds of books will be published in 2020 and I know that as the year goes on I'll learn about more and more awesome books. But here are a handful of upcoming books that I'm particularly excited about! What books are [...]

By | January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments