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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YA Books: Native American/Indigenous Stories

YA Books: Native American/Indigenous Stories

December 2, 2021

When the people of the Shinnecock Indian Nation greet each other they say, “Aquay” which means, “I see the light in you.” This phrase is a great reminder that when times get dark, and we begin to lose hope, each of us bears light on the inside tha...

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Graphic Novels for Every Reader

Graphic Novels for Every Reader

November 15, 2021

Though it’s true that some graphic novels have superheroes, there are many narratives including manga, coming of age, environmental justice, fantasy, and non-fiction.

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Rhymes to Read Aloud: Poetry Collections

Rhymes to Read Aloud: Poetry Collections

November 3, 2021

When Michigan's autumn arrives, the chilly, long cool nights always pair well with a good book. Here are five poetry collections whose rhythm and rhymes are perfect for reading aloud with elementary and middle schoolers.

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