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Expand Your Horizons

All the news out of Gaza about the Israel-Palestine conflict has a lot of people talking about that part of the world. Many of us use books to learn more about other places and expand our worldview, so that got me wondering: what does the library have that would help? There are some great options! [...]

By |2021-06-11T14:00:16-04:00June 10th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Professor Steve’s Tales of Science Show!

This summer, Professor Steve will be sharing with us his amazing tales of science and scientists.  Participants will learn about inventions that happened by accident, such as Silly Putty, Play Doe and Popsicles!  Students will discover how inventors like Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison made discoveries over one hundred years ago that make life easier [...]

By |2021-05-18T10:35:29-04:00June 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Picture Books About Gender Identity

June is LGBT Pride Month and today I'm here with some great picture books about gender identity that are perfect for reading during Pride Month. Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Patterson, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney-Barlow. 2021. Just before his fifth birthday, Penelope lets his mother know he is [...]

By |2021-06-01T15:11:16-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Reading Starts Today!

June 1 (today!) is the first day of our 2021 Summer Reading Program where your whole family can earn prizes by reading or listening to books! Did you know... Summer Reading is for all ages - even adults. We want everyone to have fun reading or listening to books this summer and we have prizes for [...]

By |2021-05-27T15:31:30-04:00June 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing the Library of Things

Hello! This is the Galena Crew again, and today we will be talking about our Library of Things Collection! You may have noticed that libraries are not just buildings full of books anymore. Libraries offer lots of classes, services, and some interesting collections of physical items available for check out. Our Library of Things collection [...]

By |2021-05-27T14:43:43-04:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Eid Mubarak!

Today Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. In the spirit of that joy, I have a fun booklist: Uzma Jalaluddin's first book, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in her hometown of Toronto, got excellent reviews and it's easy to see why. Ayesha Shamsi is still [...]

By |2021-05-12T16:59:41-04:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

International No Diet Day

May 6 is International No Diet Day. Created by eating disorder survivor Mary Evans Young in 1992, No Diet Day is a celebration of body acceptance, which includes fat acceptance and body shape diversity. If you want to know more about body acceptance and/or rejecting diet culture, check out these books at your library: The [...]

By |2021-04-27T14:53:23-04:00May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments