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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 3 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted 3 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, Readers' Advisory, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, fantasy, female authors, fiction, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, Sci-Fi, Teen, women, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted 4 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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Fall in Love - At the Library!

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Business & Investing, Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Romance and Teen | Tagged with adult coloring, american beauty, anti-romance, date night, diy gifts, eyes wide shut, gone girl, romance, romance films, sugar scrub, the shining, valentine's day and zumba

From fun and free “date nights” to DIY gifts to romantic movies you can stream at home, we have everything you need to make this year’s Valentine’s Day something to remember – so get ready to fall in love…at the Library!

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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels | Tagged with animals, bullies, bullying, children of divorced parents, compassion, courage, death, death and dying, divorce, emotions, families, feelings, friendship, grief, Grief - Fiction, grieving, juvenile fiction, loss, news, parent and child, picture books, school, social issues and stories in rhyme

A selection of picture books covering tough topics.

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Black History Month Read-In

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books and Read-In

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating in part with a read-in. We invite you to read, listen to (or even watch) one of these award-winning books!

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Be Part of the Caldecott Read-In, Jan. 20

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New and Programs | Tagged with award winners, awards, Caldecott Awards, Caldecott Medal, caldecott read in, Children's Stories and picture books

Every year, the Library hosts a Caldecott Read-in, where members of the community (ages 10 and up) are invited to be local judges, deciding on the previous year’s best picture books.

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