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Posted: December 7, 2016
By: Kaitlyn L., Teen Blogger

Hello, my name is Kaitlyn (buddies, and maybe future fans?, call me Kat). I’m 17 years old and I live with my mom, dad and my two year old sister. I’m not scared to say that I have autism and ADHD. Because I know that you are as sane as me. But we are here

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Hunger Games: Kidnap 24 children from neighboring districts and force them to kill each other - a rebellion probably won't happen.

Rebels With a Cause

Posted: December 2, 2016
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 to the rebels of young adult literature than angst or aimless fury. Today’s YA is full of smart, passionate teens who

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Cozmo Robot Toy by Anki

Technology and Kids

Posted: December 1, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

By:  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 are born with a mouse in one hand, and a touchscreen in another, but just because middle schoolers were born

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On the Topic of “Based On” Movies

Posted: November 30, 2016
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 based on a true story, or a book, or on a previous movie (i.e. sequels), or any other existing tale.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 25, 2016
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 of it is because there’s a LOT of good eating involved. But part of it is because it always reminds

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Picture Books – Categorized for Easy Selection

Posted: November 24, 2016
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 layout, the colors, the 3D printers and the picture book categories to just name a few. In the beginning we had

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Allegiant Review

Posted: November 23, 2016
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 everywhere went into a rage, confused as to why Veronica Roth ended the book the way she did. I’ll admit,

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Joyride by Anna Banks

Immigration Stories

Posted: November 18, 2016
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 books about immigration experiences, whether they are set in the U.S. or elsewhere. With Thanksgiving around the corner, a holiday

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Funny Books

Posted: November 17, 2016
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 a reader is reading! They go along in this delightfully funny story until one of the characters discovers that the book

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Has the Internet Become America’s Favorite Storytelling Medium?

Posted: November 16, 2016
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 as television, due to its increased presence in the household. Many articles online have found that the average amount of

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