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Just before the Library closed to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, librarian Amy Caswell prepared a display of this year's nominees for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. This state award encourages parents, caregivers, and young children to interact together with exceptional picture books––which serve an important role in the first years of a child's life.

March 25, 2020
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This booklist includes characters and authors with differing abilities. We highlight this topic in hopes it will help bring awareness to people with disabilities and a world where the successes and frustrations of being disabled are noted and respected.

March 9, 2020
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Get inspired by women whose work and lives made the world different.  Read these stories for Women's History Month or anytime of year.

March 2, 2020
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Every family is different but is made up of the people that love you.  These books celebrate all of those beautifully diverse families.

December 2, 2019
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Memoirs by definition are non-fiction, but this list also includes "fictionalized memoirs" to use as examples for kids who are interested in writing their own memoirs. Even the fictionalized titles on this list are mostly based on true experiences in the life of the author or someone the author knows. Choose one of these and open a window into the author's world!

October 7, 2019
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It’s October––time to get ready for Halloween and all things fall with book recommendations and events for all ages!

September 24, 2019
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Enjoy these great reads to go along with learning to use the potty.

August 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G.

At six feet tall and 180 pounds, Marcus isn’t exactly the smallest 8th grader at Montgomery Middle School. But looks can be deceiving and he isn’t quite the tough bully many seem to think he is. When the real school bully calls Marcus’s younger brother a nasty word, Marcus fights back and faces suspension.

May 11, 2019
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Space may be the final frontier, but it is also a great place to let the imagination fly and land where it will. These books revel in imagination as well as providing the history and mechanics of spaceflight.

May 7, 2019
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In partnership with the Friends of the Library, the Library brings you the Story Walk, a page-by-page reading and walking journey at local parks. Each stop on the Story Walk offers a fun reading activity designed to build literacy skills while having fun as a family.

April 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G.

Leo Logroña is the youngest member of her family. And as the youngest member of her family, she is used to everyone always telling her she is too young to help.

April 9, 2019
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Reviewed by Cidne B.

Told in a series of letters, this is the story of twelve year old Sophie Brown’s adventures after she and her family move from L.A. to the rundown farm they inherit from her great-uncle Jim. It begins with the sighting of an unusual chicken and leads to the discovery that there was once an entire coop full of remarkably different breeds.

March 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Alejandria G. 

It’s impossible not to feel inspired while reading this gorgeous, well-written nonfiction picture book about the life of Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

March 14, 2019
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Want to start a book club for kids? Looking for new titles for your existing club? The Library has a unique collection just for you! "It's in the Bag" juvenile book club kits are available for a 6 week checkout period. Kits contain 8 copies of a title, discussion questions, and enrichment materials.

March 7, 2019