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  • June 2024 LibraryReads

    I’m excited to share some of the new books hitting our shelves in June. We have a humorous sci-fi, some historical fiction and even a tale about someone who tries to ban books. Check out these LibraryReads favorites from library staff across the country: “Sandwich” by Catherine Newman This story focuses on Rocky, a woman … Read more

  • Stories that Lie

    I can’t help but judge a book by its title, and when it straight up tells me that it’s lying I am almost guaranteed to find my interest piqued. Will I be able to sort out the lies from the truths? Or will the author be able to pull the wool over my eyes? Here … Read more

  • Prideful Picture Books

    June is Pride Month, which is celebrated by honoring the LGBT+ community and their experiences. If you’re unfamiliar with the acronym, LGBT+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and everyone else in the queer community (the “+”!). Anyone can be a member of the LGBT+ community, regardless of their background, ethnicity, religion or age. The … Read more

  • Reading Harder in 2024! – Part 3

    Welcome back to my Read Harder Challenge! In case you missed the beginning of this series, check out my first blog post where I explain what the Read Harder Challenge is. We’re halfway through the year and halfway through the challenge! Task 16 – Read a book based solely on the title Book Read: “She … Read more

  • Why Everyone Should Watch “The Lord of The Rings” Movies

      If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you’d know that I am a lover of all things fantasy. I pretty much essentially only read fantasy. I play mostly fantasy video games. If I could dress in fantasy inspired clothing every day, I absolutely would. My love of fantasy started pretty young, but the … Read more

  • New DVD List: June 2024

    Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. “Anatomy of a Fall” – Website / Reviews  In this award-winning French legal drama, a woman becomes the prime suspect in her husband’s death, leading to a detailed examination of their marriage during the investigation and trial. “Dune: Part Two” … Read more

  • Upcycling Crayons!

    As you can imagine, the library goes through a great number of crayons. Recently we gathered all the broken ones and brainstormed our options. One brave soul (myself) volunteered to use silicone molds to melt them into “new” crayons to be used again.  Read on to vicariously refresh these crayons with me! … Read more

  • Literary Links: One Read Finalists 2024

    by Kat Stone Underwood and Lauren Williams, One Read co-chairs Charlotte McConaghy’s “Migrations,” our community’s 2024 One Read selection, follows environmentalist Franny Stone as she tracks the world’s last flock of Arctic terns on what might be its final flight. This work of climate change fiction narrowly beat out the delightful coming-of-age novel “The Chinese … Read more

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