Investigate a Mystery Book

Investigate a Mystery Book

September 1, 2022

There’s nothing quite like putting the pieces of the puzzle in a mystery together; following along as our ametur sleuth or experienced kid-detective unfolds the story. The clues start to build up, and it becomes up to us, the reader, to put the ca...

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Wordless Picture Books

Wordless Picture Books

August 30, 2022

When we think of reading, we might focus on the idea of storytelling through the use of words. However, wordless picture books grant readers the opportunity to create their own stories! Incorporating wordless picture books into reading routines ca...

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Afrofuturism in Middle Grade Fiction

Afrofuturism in Middle Grade Fiction

July 21, 2022

Afrofuturism is the imagining of a world where the African diaspora has shaped its future, blending technology with cultural roots, such as Wakanda from Marvel’s Black Panther. Middle-Grade fiction has seen an uptick in excellent Afrofuturism book...

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Fun Activities for When You’re Bored

Fun Activities for When You’re Bored

July 1, 2022

Do you ever get bored? Do you ever struggle to find something fun to do? When you’re short on ideas or just looking for new adventures, the library has a plethora of books that will help get you out of a slump and back to having fun.

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LGBTQ+ YA Books: Reading With Pride

LGBTQ+ YA Books: Reading With Pride

May 2, 2022

 

The world is a place of diversity, and that deserves to be shown with pride! Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or are an ally, consider checking out one of these books that celebrate our uniqueness and showcase members of the LGBTQ+ community!

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Short Stories You Won’t Want to Put Down

Short Stories You Won’t Want to Put Down

March 21, 2022

Many books we read are one story, following the same characters throughout. In a book full of short stories there may be different stories written by the same author or a collection of short stories written by different authors. It’s a great way t...

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Folklore and Fairy Tales

Folklore and Fairy Tales

March 9, 2022

Reading fairy tales can be essential to building the imagination of young readers. Folk tales, meanwhile, can help illuminate life lessons and teach children about traditions held by people all over the world. This week, we’re featuring a variety ...

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Complete Encyclopedias of African American History

Complete Encyclopedias of African American History

February 8, 2022

The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History is a four-book volume set that expertly provides information on consequential events and people, covering milestones and challenges met; most recently revised in 2018. 

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Picture Book Biographies

Picture Book Biographies

January 12, 2022

Non-fiction books and biographies can be a hard sell for young children to read due to their length, especially when there’s a new unicorn or dragon picture book you can read instead! Who can blame them? Introducing picture book biographies! They ...

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Time-Traveling Reads

Time-Traveling Reads

December 15, 2021

Traveling back in time, with historical fiction for middle schoolers.

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