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Picture Book Review: The Adventures of Beekle

In this Caldecott Medal book, imaginary friends are born on a magical island.  Little by little, each creature is imagined by a child and goes to live in the real world.  Beekle waits, but no one chooses him; this moment might remind some readers of the childhood dread of being picked...

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Youth Nonfiction Review: Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares

Hey, baseball fans! Are you game for a good, new book? Look no further than Growing Up Pedro. Through a winning combination of richly rendered paintings and easy-to-read prose, author/illustrator Matt Tavares captures the inspirational true story of how Pedro and Ramon Martinez overcame the poverty...

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Youth Fiction Review: The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt

Penelope dreams of becoming a writer, but her overachieving mother insists on keeping the family on a strict schedule that emphasizes "keeping busy" and "being productive" and doesn't offer Penelope a free moment to explore her art. Although she tries very hard to always be on time and follow all...

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Teens, what's your future reading forecast?

Summer is here! It's a great time to relax and read something purely for fun. What does your summer reading forecast look like? Will it be... Sunny on a beach with a light summer romance? Storm chasing action and adventure? Cloudy with a chance of a long road trip? Visit us and check out this...

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Fiction Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ani FaNelli seems to have the perfect life – a glamourous job at a woman’s magazine in New York City and a rich handsome fiancé - but beneath the glittering façade, Ani’s dark past lurks and threatens to destroy her. The action moves between the present day and the fall of 2001 when Ani was known...

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Youth Fiction Review: Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai

School is wrapping up, and 12-year-old Mai is looking forward to spending the summer bonding with her BFF, hanging out at the beach, and maybe (finally) finding the courage to actually talk to her crush. But Mai's parents have other plans: they want Mai to accompany her aging grandmother (Ba) on a...

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Youth Fiction Review: All the Answers by Kate Messner

12-year-old Ava is a worrier. She worries about her grandpa, who lives in a long-term memory care facility and never seems to be happy anymore. She worries about math tests. She worries about field trips. She worries that she'll embarrass herself at jazz band auditions. She worries that her parents...

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Fiction Book Review: The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk

Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls is an engaging book about contemporary Polish-American identity and an ideal book to read in honor of the library’s celebration of Polish culture this May. The story centers around three friends, Anna, Kamila, and Justyna, who first meet when Anna is...

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Zombie Prom Photos and Video

It was a "Night to Dismember" for the teens who were at our Zombie Prom last week.  The frightfully undead evening had zombie dancing, makeup effects station, craft, and even a costume contest. We ended the night with all of the costumed patricipants posing for a group photo. Thanks to all...

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Fiction Book Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests is an absorbing work of historical fiction with well-developed characters and a slow building sense of dread. The story opens in 1922 when genteel spinster Frances Wray and her mother are forced to take in lodgers (referred to as “paying guests”) to help make ends meet. Len and...

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