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The Queen, Katherine Applegate, has done it again.

Think Library, Kids , Tween , Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Read
February 8, 2022
Top Circulating Items of 2021

2021 is in the books! We’re taking a look back at the media that kept you entertained and educated last year. We tallied the numbers and here are our top circulating items of 2021!

Planning your 2022 reading list? There are some great options here, including Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning author will speak at our February 5 Power of Words event!

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Learn, Library News, Library of Things, Literacy, Read
January 6, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Events

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re celebrating Black lives and remembering the tremendous life and accomplishments of Dr. King with a day full of events and opportunities to serve our community. 

Adults, Teens, Kids , Preschool, Tween , African American, Connect, Friends of the Library, Inclusiveness, Library Events, Library News, Service
December 30, 2021
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A list of graphic novels and manga for younger and older teens featuring LGBTQ+ characters.

December 22, 2021
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Kitty, her sister Imogen, and her father all have different ways of coping with the loss of their mother and wife. When her father takes a new job opportunity, the family moves to New York. Though you may think that moving to a different city would stop Kitty from constantly being reminded of her mom, the opposite seems to hold true, and Kitty is reminded of her mom everywhere she goes.

Think Library, Kids, Reviews , Tween , Family, Read
December 21, 2021

In November, we challenged you to create an original one-page comic to share with the community and enter to win a gift card to Vintage Phoenix Comic Books! Categories were available for kids ages 7–11 and teens ages 12–19. The winners were randomly selected.

We received 38 original, fun, and imaginative pieces that we've included here. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. You make our work at the Library so enjoyable!

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Create
December 10, 2021
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Lily’s grandmother, Halmoni, would tell Lily and her sister Sam fantastic stories filled with stars, tigers, and magic whenever they’d visit. But when Halmoni gets sick and Lily and her family move in, the stories have a way of becoming real! Lily soon starts to see a mysterious tiger around their town which prompts her to make a desperate plan to trap the tiger to save Halmoni! 

Think Library, Kids , Tween , Diversity, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Folklore, Inclusiveness, Read, Staff Picks
December 1, 2021
Black Friday Deals

Black Friday only comes around once a year, but our deals are available every day! There’s no need to shop around––eBooks, movies, music, it's all free. Every day. All year long with your library card!

Stream Adele’s brand new album 30 on Freegal Music! Freegal offers unlimited streaming of over 16 million songs, including Sony Music's entire catalog of legendary artists. You can also download five free songs a week!

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Audiobooks, Award Winner, eBooks, Fiction, Gaming, Learn, Library News, Library of Things, Lifelong Learning, Magazines & Newspapers, Nonfiction, TV & Movies
November 23, 2021
Wordless Picture Books

A wordless picture book? Not everyone is skilled at improv, so how do you read without words?

Think Library, Kids , Preschool , Early Literacy, Literacy, Picture Book, Storytelling
November 21, 2021
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Young wolf, Zima, has always been told by her pack-mates that humans and witches are evil, dangerous beings that should be attacked at first sight. Yet, when a young girl ventures into the woods with the aim of running away from the orphanage in town, Zima can't bring herself to attack the girl. A legendary witch, Baba Yaga, witnesses Zima's hesitance and decides that Zima is exactly the wolf she needs to help her.

Think Library, Kids , Tween , Animals, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Folklore, Friendship, Staff Picks
November 15, 2021
Family Literacy Month Raffle Giveaway

November is National Family Literacy Month––an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the important role that families play in the education of their children. This month we encourage you to explore our literacy resources and visit the Library with your family!

Think Library, Adults, Kids , Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Tween , Connect, Early Literacy, Fiction, First Theater Experiences, Learn, Library Events, Library News, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Read, VITAL
October 27, 2021
Trial of the Wolf Girls: a mini adventure gamebook

Saturday, October 16 is Free RPG Day! During this nationwide event, gamers and publishers come together to celebrate adventure role-playing games by giving away free stuff. Here’s what we have to celebrate!

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Tween , Adventure, Connect, Create, Fantasy, Gaming, Learn, Library Events, Library News, Library of Things, Local Interest, Read
October 12, 2021
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Brazilian American siblings explore math concepts while trying to figure out who has more of their favorite snack. This story includes Portuguese vocabulary along with various measuring terms such as more, less, heavier, lighter, and eventually...equal! This includes a glossary for the Portuguese words used and tips for exploring math concepts with children. Recommended for children ages 3–6.

Reviewed by Christa S.

Think Library, Kids , Preschool , Early Literacy, Family, Fiction, Inclusiveness, Learn, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Picture Book, Realistic, Siblings
September 29, 2021

Spooky season is upon us and we’re here for it! This October our calendar is packed with Halloween events for all ages. Join us for a month of creepy crafts, murder mysteries, and lots of haunting stories!

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Preschool, Tween , Connect, Create, Graphic Novels & Manga, Holidays & Cultural Celebrations, Horror, Library Events, Library News
September 24, 2021
Tails and Tales Community Reading Goal 1 Million Minutes

This summer we challenged you to read one-million minutes during Tails and Tales, our animal-themed summer reading games. Even better, the Friends of the Library Foundation pledged to donate $1,000 to the Monroe County Humane Association if that goal was achieved! Not only did you smash the goal in early July, but you kept on reading for a total of 1,894,485 minutes!

Think Library, Adults, Teens, Kids , Friends of the Library, Summer Reading Games
August 26, 2021