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1000 Books Before Kindergarten / 1KB4K

It sounds like a monumental task to read 1000 books to your infant/preschool-aged child, but many caregivers around the country have done just that. Not only does this activity provide the opportunity to bond with your children, it also helps them to develop early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. Literacy experts have determined that […]

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Banned Books Week

September 24 – October 1, 2016Do you know what these 10 books have in common? You guessed it – they were the most frequently challenged books during 2015. Looking for Alaska by John Green Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. JamesI Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz JenningsBeyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out […]

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Have It Today Collection

HIT Collection

Have you heard about the new HIT (Have It Today) Collection at the Library?! It’s a collection of some of the hottest new books, in multiple copies, that are available to check out for 1 week (there is no fee).It’s a quick turn-around collection much like our ‘Quick Flix’ DVDs. The loan periods are shorter […]

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What Are You Reading?

There are all different kinds of readers.There are readers who read for adventure, fantasy, thrills and chills, a plot that keeps them on the edge of their seats – to escape from the challenges of daily life. There are readers who read science fiction perhaps to imagine what the future world, or some other world, […]

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Our Brand Is Books

Our Brand Is Books

In the February 15, 2016 issue of Publishers Weekly, I read a short piece entitled, “Librarians: Stop the Book Shaming.” The author, Brian Kenney, maintains that librarians have increasingly become “like shame filled smokers standing outside of office buildings – apart, a little embarrassed and slightly defensive.” In a time when the media tells us […]

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