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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

Reading Resolutions for 2020

Happy New Year's from your library friends! Image by Taweesak Chansawatwirot from Pixabay Are you making any resolutions this year? How about reading resolutions? This is a great time to reflect on your reading and think about what your reading goals are for 2020. Maybe you want to read more books. Maybe you [...]

By | December 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best of 2019

The end of the year is always a fun time for readers because Best Books lists start coming out. These lists give you some great ideas for good books to read, books that other people thought were the best of the year! There are TONS of "best books" lists to peruse. If you want to look [...]

By | December 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Digital Library is Always Open!

It's Christmas Eve and your library is closed today and tomorrow. And next week we'll be closed on New Year's Eve and New's Year's Day. We'll miss you! I hope you stopped by to stock up on reading, viewing, and listening material over the holidays. But if you forgot or if you're out of town, [...]

By | December 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

His Dark Materials

Have you been watching His Dark Materials on HBO? I have! And this is one of my favorites fantasy series of all times. If you've been watching or hearing about the series, you might want to pick up the books (they are awesome!). Start with the original trilogy: The Golden Compass (published in England as The [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books We’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving from your library! I reached out to our blogging team to ask them about books they're thankful for so we could share them with you today. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (2017, 305 pages). Also available on downloadable e-book [...]

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

Child of St. Kilda

Child of St. Kilda by Beth Waters (2019) is a book that really captured my imagination. This nonfiction picture book introduces us to the community of the island of Hirta in the St. Kilda islands about 100 miles off the coast of Scotland. This remote community was so removed from mainland civilization that they did [...]

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

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

November is a time that Americans take a step back and look at all we are thankful for. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell (Cherokee) and illustrated by Frane Lessac is a wonderful book to share with children to reflect on all that we are thankful for and to celebrate Native American History Month. [...]

By | November 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Books to Help Manage Your Money

Lately, I've been working on updating our personal finance books at the library. Lots of those classic titles and authors you've heard of have updated versions, so I've been purchasing newer editions and taking out the old, outdated material. No matter which titles sound good to you, you want the most up-to-date resources when it [...]

By | October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Romance Project #2

I made it a resolution to explore the romance genre in 2019 since I was woefully unfamiliar with this ultrapopular genre. I posted several months ago with a few of my favorites and I wanted to update again with more great romance I've read since then. As always, I welcome any suggestions and I would [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments