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book display of the Youth Media Award winners 2020

Best of the Best! Youth Media Awards 2020

Every year, the American Library Association and associated organizations recognize the best and brightest in children's publishing. The oldest medal awarded, the Newbery, has been given out since 1922! Today, there are a number of awards to recognize contributions across the board - illustration, w...

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Graphics of person reading and popcorn with text Hot Title Alert 2020 Book to Movie

Read It Before You See It

Like years past, 2020 is going to be full of book to movie adaptations. Once these titles hit the big screens (or small screens in the case of those being adapted into tv shows), the wait list for the book at the library tends to grow. Get ahead of the line by checking them out and reading them now....

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Early Literacy Tip: Books are Love!

Children who have been read to regularly associate books with the warmth and love they feel when adult reads to them. Share the love you have with the children in your life with these librarian picks that celebrate love and kindness. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or just a regular day, sharing books ...

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All the Best Info: Research Paper Resources

Lately we've been getting lots of requests for help with research papers, and honestly, we love to point students to the best resources we have. Books, databases, and websites can all help you dig deep into whichever subject you've picked for your paper. Here's a few places to make sure you check in...

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Passing the Baton

Lee Child surprised fans this weekend when he announced that he will soon stop writing his famous Jack Reacher novels. But don’t worry, his brother will take over for him. Lee is feeling ready to move on and has contemplated killing off his popular character, but wants to honor fans and the legacy h...

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Smitten With Books: Winter Reading Program

Our annual Winter Reading Program has begun! Pick up a log at your branch and return it for your chance to win! Children’s logs will be entered to win a $25 movie theater gift card. Teen and adult logs will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet! All logs must be returned to your ...

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Reader's Resources

Are you always on the lookout for a new book? Do you feel that certain authors may not be writing fast enough? Are you aware of what the maximum number of books that can be checked out on your library card is? If this describes you, these tools and helpful hints may be able to aid you in finding mor...

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Early Literacy Tip: Parents are Teachers!

Parents teach their children from day one and are instrumental in helping children get ready to read. You can begin reading to babies from the first day they are born. Children learn to associate being read to with being cared for by adults. When adults are role models for reading, kids follow their...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the Love of Cookies

There's something about making cookies when the weather gets cold that just feels... right. Many people have long standing traditions of making dozens of different kinds of cookies with their family and friends in day-long baking parties. Others might sneak in a single cookie, made in their toaster ...

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Staff Picks: Picture Books for Winter

Winter is the perfect season for reading together when the weather outside is frightful! Here are some seasonal picture book selections for the whole family from the BCLS children’s department staff:  Winter More than just another color book, Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wond...

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