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“Lift Your Light a Little Higher”: Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans with 22 Books for Kids

Books about African American contributions

There is much to learn about what African Americans have added to our society and the world. Not just the big names that we recall, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, but those “unsung” folks who changed our world forever with their contributions.

Read and discover; be inspired and learn more about how African Americans have changed and improved everything – everything! – in our world.

Thanks to our friends at Brightly for helping us to celebrate Black History Month.

Dewey’s Nonfiction Number of the Month: 100

Dewey’s nonfiction number of the month is 100! Nonfiction books are great for finding factual information to use in school projects and/or personal research.

Make sure to stop by the Kid and Teen Zones to see all of our nonfiction books. You can also visit the Staff Picks – Kids & Teens Nonfiction list in the catalog to learn more about them and request copies! Here are some of my favorite nonfiction books found in the 100s.

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Library Text Messages for Those on the Go

Text messaging

On the go? Be in the know with text messaging from your library.

Library texts are free – only your cell phone plan’s regular text messaging rates apply. Maybe you’re wondering, “What’s the big deal? What can I do by text?”

There’s so much you can do by library text! You can get reminders about HOLDS ready to be picked up; you can RENEW items due soon; and you’ll get OVERDUE alerts for items already overdue. You can manage your account, and even receive status reports on your items. Read on to find out how to get started! Continue reading Library Text Messages for Those on the Go