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audiobooks for the whole family

Audiobooks for the Whole Family

There's no time like the summertime to pack the family into the car and hit the road!  Family road trips bring with them the opportunity to create memories and bring families closer together.  Bonding can come in many forms, and listening to stories while on the road can be the perfect act...

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‘MiLibraryQuest: Summer 2022 Are you up to the challenge?’ and MiLibraryQuest logo with divers, a sunken ship, and text stating MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep

The Quest Starts Now!

Teens in Michigan are invited to participate in MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep this summer.    Pirates, shipwrecks, and monsters have inhabited our oceans for millennia. MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep will challenge teens to complete an ocean-themed crossword puzzle by ...

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Graphic Novel Book Club!~ Do you like graphic novels? Are you looking for a group to talk about some great reads?

New Book Club for Teens!

This summer we are launching our Graphic Novel Book Club for teens in grades 6-8!  Each month participants will be asked to read a graphic novel and then come to the meeting. During the meetings we'll talk about everything from the stories to the graphic novel format--plus we have snack...

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Teen Historical Fiction

Looking for a Book Set in the Past?

Are you a history buff? Or do you like to read books set in the past to imagine what it would have been like to live back then? It seems like there have been some great historical fiction books coming out in Teen Fiction lately that I’d love to highlight for you. On today’s list, I am going to avoid...

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National Library Week 2022

Happy National Library Week

It’s National Library Week everyone! Just like any other celebration, we’re sure this one could've snuck up on you. No worries. This one is easy to celebrate, just visit your local library! We love connecting with you all, and that makes it perfect that this year’s theme is Connecting With You...

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Teen Trilogies For You to Check Out

Ten Terrific Teen Trilogies

There is something so nice about a trilogy. You get to spend some time with the characters, but endings don’t drag out. There is an opportunity for a few cliffhangers, but you know the resolution is right around the corner. Trilogies are a staple in publishing, especially YA books. Below, we are hig...

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MiLibrary Quest Logo, image of a detective holding open book, the text MiLibraryQuest Mystery Edition

MiLibraryQuest Winter Edition

Michigan teens, we need your help! The world famous thief Lupin has struck again! This time he pilfered the laptop of a best selling Michigan author containing the only copy of their latest novel. Please help us find where Lupin has stashed the laptop by decoding his taunting notes to Inspector Skir...

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2022 Michigan Notable Books showing covers for books included on the list

Michigan Notable Books 2022

Every year a selection committee facilitated by the Library of Michigan comes together and pores over 100s of books that were published the previous year. Fiction, non-fiction, as well as children's and teen titles are all eligible for consideration as long as they meet the criteria: books must be w...

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Read in the New Year

Tips to Up Your Reading in 2022

As the new year comes, so does the opportunity to set new reading challenges and goals. There are so many ways to approach this, but I am going to highlight a few of my favorites. Find a Book Club If you are looking to change up some of your reading habits, having the accountability and social...

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Writer Resources for Nanowrimo

The Write Stuff

As November begins, so does the annual tradition of NaNoWriMo. If you have never heard of it, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The organization behind it encourages writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The goal is to get pen to paper--even if the words aren’t perfect. If you a...

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