Stories on this list cover current events, struggles, joys, and lived experiences in many forms. These books often grapple with the themes of identity, belonging, friendship, and courage in the face of modern challenges. Check out these stories if you are looking for a window into a different experience or a mirror to reflect your own.
This collection of resources is designed to support adult learners in improving basic literacy skills. Each book is selected to enhance vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking.
Discover how nature recovers from disaster, along with efforts driven by passionate people to save the planet they love.
Are you in the mood to travel to a different world instead of the beach this summer? Me too. If you aren't ready to dance in a mushroom ring under a full moon or following a strange winged creature into the forest, give one of these books a try!
Celebrate Pride with this list of fiction and nonfiction LGBTQIA+ graphic novels and manga!
The Well Said series is designed to improve the pronunciation and communication skills of beginner to advanced students from all language backgrounds. It offers a clear course plan covering the essential areas of pronunciation, including stress, rhythm, and intonation–features that research shows help students the most. Additionally, there are over 50 pages of activities that focus on consonant and vowel sounds.
We are so fortunate to have volunteers who contribute their time, talent, and energy to the Library! Today, we celebrate two volunteers who go above and beyond—Ann Bunger and Sylvia McNair, 2023 recipients of the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network Be More Awards!
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading books from AAPI authors or about AAPI experiences! Check out more information about AAPI Heritage Month.
After rediscovering pieces of writing from her daughter, Ariel, during her time as a student at University Elementary School in Bloomington, Amanda Ray shipped a box of various childhood gems—including an award winning piece that had been published locally in the The Herald-Times in 1995—all the way to Ariel’s new home in Maryland.
Need a rainy day read? Try one from this list of books featuring "rain" and "weather" in the titles!
Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month by reading young adult books written by contemporary Arab American YA authors!
Want to escape your world with the help of a little magic? We have several Magical Realism fiction titles that will help you do just that!
Why are there so many books on running a business? The sea of opportunity and obstacles are constantly moving, and so should you. Check out these titles to help you with your next big business idea.
This is a list of movies scheduled to be released in 2023 that are based on books in the MCPL collection. Some of the release dates will likely change, and many may end up on streaming services rather than or in addition to theaters. Click on the release date or "TBA" (in parentheses) for more information about the movie.