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As summer comes to an end and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some fun new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Isabel and Her Colores… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Rachel F.    September 2, 2021    1

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Bodies Are Cool by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Rachel F.    August 3, 2021   

This July we are celebrating America, we’re making wishes, we’re gaming, we’re walking the red carpet, we’re learning about the relationship between plants and brains, and… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Rachel F.    July 6, 2021   

This June we’re celebrating Pride with a spectrum of titles from picture books to novels, plus some danger and intrigue in our adult fiction and movie recommendations!   Young… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Rachel F.    June 2, 2021   

This May we have a little something for everyone: we're honoring mothers with a fun and unusual picture book, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in our middle… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Rachel F.    May 6, 2021   

This April, our children and teen titles explore curiosity and adventure while our adult selections are taking us into complicated realms... Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) What’s Inside a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Rachel F.    April 1, 2021   

This March we are exploring titles featuring women during Women's History Month—our children and teen titles feature adventure and inspiration while our adult selections focus on… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    March 2, 2021   

I’ve written about some of my favorite graphic novels featuring Black History before in a previous post , and those titles like March by Congressman John Lewis are still… continue reading Black History Month | Spotlight on Graphic Novels

By written by Rachel F.    February 10, 2021   

Welcome to February and Black History Month 2021! This month we have titles about love & imagination, as well as titles about history and confronting uncomfortable truths about the past.… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    February 2, 2021   

It’s finally 2021! Hopefully this year will bring better things than the last... and on that note, why not try one of these recommended reads!   Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade)… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Rachel F.    January 4, 2021   

Hello library world friends! You have no idea how much we miss you and how much we miss recommending titles for you and your children! On the subject of recommendations, I have a few for kids who… continue reading All of the Magic, None of the Hate

By written by Rachel F.    June 15, 2020    1

I never would have pegged myself as someone who wanted to read about "the sports", but there are some sweet and dramatic comics and graphic novels that have changed my mind about that in… continue reading Queer Comics About Sports!

By written by Rachel F.    June 10, 2020   

I know its Black History Month, and we have a ton of programs  and resources  to share and celebrate, but February always makes me think of the title of N.K. Jemisin’s… continue reading Visions of Black Future Month During Black History Month

By written by Rachel F.    February 21, 2020   

Ah those intense feelings of first love and sexual awakening – how heady and confusing and exhilarating! In ye olde school times when I was growing up, any books (or movies or television… continue reading Consent is Romantic!

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2020   

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again – time for a new installment in the Star Wars movie universe! I’ve written before about my Star Wars excitement (that I’m sure… continue reading New Star Wars Teen Fiction to Read Before The Rise of Skywalker!

By written by Rachel F.    December 16, 2019   

I’m so thrilled that the One Book, One Philadelphia selection this year is There, There by Tommy Orange. I’m so thrilled that it features Indigenous folks with complicated, modern… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Indigenous Voices for Young Adults

By written by Rachel F.    December 4, 2019   

Who are all these undocumented folks we hear about? What is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)? Who are DREAMers ? What does it mean to be an American, to be a citizen? With questions… continue reading The Voices of Undocumented Immigrants: Memoirs and Stories of Young People

By written by Rachel F.    October 11, 2019   

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a time to learn about prevention and treatment. However, I think it's also a time where we can agree that breast cancer is very rude.… continue reading The Breast Cancer Journey Illustrated Through Graphic Novels

By written by Rachel F.    October 9, 2019    1

Another year, another Banned Books Week ! Each year the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Most Challenged Books  in order to… continue reading Banned Books Week | LGBTQ+ Tween and Children's Edition

By written by Rachel F.    September 26, 2019   

History is endlessly fascinating to me; twentieth-century history in particular is full of triumphs and dark chapters. Sometimes it takes some distance to get perspective on events of… continue reading It's All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating Itself Again

By written by Rachel F.    July 23, 2019   

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