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On the Ensemble Cast

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Last week as I listened to Six of Crows (which is an excellent book and audiobook) I started noticing something. I was regularly googling fan art and fan casting for the characters in the book.

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Activities You Can Do With Your Middle Schooler

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Middle schoolers are back in school, and back to their highly-scheduled program. Even though they have homework, sports, music lessons, religious ed, and so many more activities through the week into the weekend, it’s important

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Wattpad

By: Ally K., Teen Blogger Every day I open up my phone to see a little orange circle staring back at me in the upper left corner of my phone screen. It sits there right next to Netflix, which means

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What I Just Read – If I Was Your Girl

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian If there’s one thing I love more than reading a good book, it’s finding a book I would love anyways, and then loving it even more thanks to stellar narration on the audiobook. Today’s What

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Banned Books Week: September 25−October 1

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Over the years we have had many banned book displays and members are always shocked to learn that books are still,

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College Essay Tips

By: Emma E., Teen Blogger If you are one of the millions of American teenagers entering their senior year, you are likely stressing about college applications. And if you are anything like me, the most intimidating part of a very

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What I’m Reading Now – Three Dark Crowns

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Once again, I’ve lucked into an advanced copy of a much-anticipated new book, and I can assure you that with every sentence, I’m feeling luckier about this one. What I’m Reading Now: Three Dark Crowns

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First Friends

By: Leigh Ann Vock, Youth Department Page First friends for many young children are beloved stuffed animals. Some children develop a stronger attachment than others. My granddaughter’s present best friend is a much-loved and tattered tabby cat named “Tinkers.” Tinkers

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TV vs. Movies (Take Four)

By: Melissa G., Teen Blogger Growing up in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries allowed me to be exposed to lots of different forms of entertainment. In particular, the compelling shows on the ever-present television in my house. Our generation grew

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Saying Goodbye to a Series

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As you almost certainly don’t recall, just over two years ago, I wrote a “What I’m Reading Now” post about the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. I raved about the series, which combines history, action,

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