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Giving and Sharing
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Giving and sharing is an important development in the social and emotional growth of a child. When children are aware of others' needs, they are often more motivated to help however they can! These titles help foster empathy and encourage generosity in a variety of situations.

Special Collections
November 28, 2023
Candid

This is a new article series by Jack Kovaleski, the Nonprofit Central Librarian at the Monroe County Public Library. Nonprofit Central provides information on best practices in management and governance for Monroe County nonprofits. This series will respond to the local beat of information needs for nonprofits, and each article will focus on a particular Library service, electronic database, or other resource. 

Think Library, Adults , Grants, Nonprofit Central
November 27, 2023
If You Like Dog Man
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Dav Pilkey has created some of the funniest and most popular characters for kids ever published: Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot, and Dog Man! His books are funny, fast-paced, and wildly entertaining. Check out the "supa funny" titles below if you enjoyed the hilarious adventures of Dog Man and Cat Kid! All books are recommended for ages 9–12. 

Read-a-Likes
November 9, 2023
2023 MCPL Children's Staff Favorites
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Want to read something new? Here are some of our favorite titles that have been released in 2023!

Award Winners/Best of...
November 9, 2023
AI Possible Futures
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a part of our imagined future but is now finding its way into our daily lives. These works of fiction give a glimpse into the possibilities, challenges, and experiences AI might bring.

Recommended Fiction
November 6, 2023
Indigenous Science Fiction and Fantasy
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In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, check out these science fiction and fantasy books by authors indigenous to the Americas, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

Recommended Fiction
October 22, 2023
Taylor Swift: The Eras Booklist
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Books relating to Taylor Swift's music albums!

Mixed Ages
October 9, 2023
Digital Privacy
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Read about issues in digital privacy, such as mass surveillance, data brokers, and online scams with these staff picks. For practical tips and tools, view this guide

Even More Staff Picks
October 8, 2023
For the Birds
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We see birds in our environment every day, but do we really look at them? These books focus on all things birds—from birdwatching, to building a birdhouse, to the history of birds and humans. If you’ve never tried birdwatching, keep an eye on our Library of Things; we'll soon have binoculars for you to check out!

Nature and the Environment
September 27, 2023
Pura Belpré Award Winners
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The Pura Belpré Award is given annually to a writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Hispanic cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. This list contains the Children's Narrative and Youth Illustrator award winners from the past 10 years, as well as some books about the life and work of Pura Belpré.

Award Winners/Best of...
September 14, 2023
YA LGBTQIA+ Nonfiction
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Find information about LGBTQIA+ history, identities, experiences, and more on this booklist.

Special Topics and Award Books
September 13, 2023
Young Hoosier Book Awards 2023-2024: Middle Grade
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The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high students. Teachers, librarians, and students from all across Indiana vote on their favorite recent books. This program is run by the Indiana Library Federation (ILF).

Check out the list of the 2023–2024 Middle Grade nominees! Recommended for ages 11–13.

Award Winners/Best of...
August 30, 2023
Young Hoosier Book Award 2023-2024: Intermediate
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The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high students. Teachers, librarians, and students from all across Indiana vote on their favorite recent books. This program is run by the Indiana Library Federation (ILF).

Check out the list of the 2023-2024 Intermediate nominees! Recommended for ages 8–10.

Award Winners/Best of...
August 29, 2023
Young Hoosier Book Award 2023-2024: Picture Books
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The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high students. Teachers, librarians, and students from all across Indiana vote on their favorite recent books. This program is run by the Indiana Library Federation (ILF).

Check out the list of the 2023–2024 Picture Book nominees! Recommended for ages 5–8.

Award Winners/Best of...
August 28, 2023