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Rebels With a Cause

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Teenage rebels – it’s a cliché almost as old as time, and personified in pop culture with books like The Catcher in the Rye or movies like Rebel Without a Cause. But nowadays, there’s more

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Technology and Kids

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Technology is taking over the world! But that’s not a bad thing. Technology is supposed to enhance our lives, making them better and easier. Why not embrace it? Some may think kids these days

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On the Topic of “Based On” Movies

By: James M., Teen Blogger In the world of entertainment, one problem which has irked me for quite some time is the increasing number of non-original “based on” movies which reach theaters. These are movies that pride themselves on being

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite holiday. Part of this is because it’s my mom’s favorite holiday, plus I always celebrate with my extended family at my parents’ house, and part

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Picture Books – Categorized for Easy Selection

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director We have been in our newly remodeled Youth Department for almost a year and the excitement is still alive as we hear our members express how much they love the new play area, the

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Allegiant Review

By: Melissa G., Teen Blogger *Spoiler Alert: Includes Spoilers for Allegiant – Read with Caution* October 22, 2013. The day the world of literature went into shock after the release of Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. Readers

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Immigration Stories

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Back in a past life (as in, pre-library days) I spent a few years working in immigration law, both private practices and non-profit. Perhaps partially because of that, I’ve always found myself interested in reading

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Funny Books

By: Leigh Ann Vock, Youth Page “The book ends?!” Elephant – We Are in a Book by Mo Willems We Are in a Book by Mo Willems is a story about best friends that discover they are in a book that

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Has the Internet Become America’s Favorite Storytelling Medium?

By: Sean Ma., Teen Blogger As the age of computers has come to dominate how people interact with others, it has become apparent that the Internet has become more influential than more traditional forms of storytelling in American culture, such

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What I Just Read – Labyrinth Lost

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian It’s not every day you find a book you devour most of in a day and have a chance to meet the author. Having done both, I think it’s safe to say I’m a little

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