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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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Tell Me, What’s A Librarian Look Like?

This is what a librarian looks like

This is What a Librarian Looks Like : A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information by Kyle Cassidy

This is what a librarian looks likeLibraries – librarians – in this age of internet-carried information, who needs ’em? Who, indeed? In this photo-rich reflection, Cassidy delves into what librarians and libraries bring to their communities.

Through more than 220 photographs of librarians who share their personal thoughts on what it means to be a librarian, and original essays on libraries by some of our most beloved writers, journalists, and commentators, you can catch a glimpse of how essential libraries – and librarians are to us. Continue reading Tell Me, What’s A Librarian Look Like?

Jamie Lee Curtis: Actress, Inspirational Kids’ Author, and Library Advocate

Jamie Lee Curtis kids books

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis, actress in such movies as Halloween and A Fish Called Wanda, has also been a longtime author of funny and upbeat kids’ books that stress each child’s unique value.

She also has strong views on libraries. “When you go to any school around the country, the first thing you want to know is ‘Do they have a library?’ and it’s shocking how many don’t. It’s shocking how many day-care centers don’t have little libraries. The import of a library in a society is crucial, and it seems to be, just like music and art education is no longer a requirement in schools, libraries are an old idea that we need to bring back.” Read the complete interview with Ms. Curtis, by American Libraries Magazine.