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What’s your eclipse story?….Here’s one of ours!

My husband is a huge astronomy buff. He has let the kids stay up to until the wee hours of the morning to watch meteor showers, driven us miles to get the best view of a red moon, and has located stars for each of us that share our birthdays. So, needless to say this year’s eclipse is kind of a big deal for him and he has been planning for a decade!

When our daughter was ten years old, my husband asked her to sign a contract that said, wherever she was on August 21st, 2017, she would be with her family to watch the eclipse. He had to get it in writing because he knew that on that date she would be almost twenty years old and probably away somewhere for college. Being ten at the time, she willingly signed. Well, we of course are holding her and all her brothers to their promise and on Monday we will chase down this once in a life time event as a family!

Happy viewing! -Renee, Library Associate

Want to share your Solar Eclipse 2017 experiences? Head over to NASA’s Flickr Photo Gallery, where you can add your pictures and artwork and enjoy those shared by others!

Kid Book Picks

Here are ten quotes from ten different books that I loved reading this summer and definitely recommend adding to your to-be-read pile. Want to know more about each of these books? Then click on the title to read more about it in our catalog.

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Teen Book Picks

I love recommending books and as I have said before, it is so hard to choose just one to recommend! So I thought I would try something new for this month’s teen book pick. Here are ten quotes from ten different books that I loved reading this summer and definitely recommend adding to your to be read pile. Want to know more about each of these books? Then click on the title to read more about it in our catalog.

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Kids’ Book Picks: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi, LEGO Star Wars: Rebel Alliance, and Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar

I often struggle to choose just one kid book each month, because I have so many I want to recommend! This is why I decided to pick three very different and wonderful books for my kid book picks this month. If you need or want more recommendations, then make sure to visit our online catalog to see staff picks for kids, tweens, teens, and adults.

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Teen Book Pick: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

My teen book pick for the month is Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. I absolutely loved this book and recommend it for anyone who likes contemporary young adult stories. This book is for readers who have enjoyed Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley, Another Day by David Levithan, Off the Page by Jodi Picoult, and Things we know by Heart by Jessi Kirby. Words in Deep Blue feels incredibly realistic and is a story about loss, first loves, and growing up.
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