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And we're back, for a new Picture Book Hightlighs , a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a new picture book that has been ordered for all agencies. Years ago, we wrote a blog post… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Found Dogs

By written by Monica C.    October 26, 2017   

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh?… continue reading Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

By written by Rachel F.    October 20, 2017   

Take a chance and expand your reading universe in October with some wonderful first-time authors. We’re recommending dazzling debut fiction for all ages. There’s also a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Paul A.    October 3, 2017   

Banned books—more like the best books , am I right? Some of the most frequently challenged books (at least according to the American Library Association’s list of  Frequently… continue reading Young Adult (Best!) Banned Books

By written by Rachel F.    September 26, 2017   

Can you believe it? Summer is almost over! For some people (I'll admit it, me!) it can be hard to say goodbye to summer. But there is something that makes it easier: all the fall colors. I… continue reading Full of Fall

By written by Monica C.    September 21, 2017   

Can you believe that we’re talking about September already? Finding a common theme in this month’s titles was elusive, so September’s main claim to fame is being used as the… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Paul A.    August 31, 2017   

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day , a celebration of the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution—which as we all know gave women the right to vote.… continue reading Women’s Equality Day

By written by Rachel F.    August 22, 2017   

I first read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George in grade school (sometime in the '80s) and was immediately in love with the idea of running away to the woods to fend for myself.… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: In Which I Relive My Childhood by Thinking I Can Whittle

By written by Jen W.    August 17, 2017   

I have always been fascinated by wild animals. We are not alone in this world – we have always shared it with animals: big and small, domesticated and wild. We are surrounded by life… continue reading Going Wild for Wild Animals!

By written by Monica C.    August 3, 2017   

The new selections coming in August to a Free Library location near you are (mostly) about battling foes—whether they be villains and enemies, a brother, or maybe dots. They make for good… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Paul A.    July 31, 2017    2

It's no surprise that I’ve been a reader forever. Menus, cereal boxes, adult novels – anything that sat still and had writing on it was fair game for the younger version of me.… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Paula Danziger

By written by Rachel F.    July 20, 2017   

The most popular television shows of 2016 include Game of Thrones , The Walking Dead , Pretty Little Liars , Westworld , and The Flash . There are a few series listed there I haven't seen yet… continue reading What the Rest of the World is Watching on TV

By written by Camille T.    July 14, 2017    2

The Fourth of July is America's biggest holiday – there are parades, music, picnics, parties, AND fireworks! We are a nation of immigrants and on this day we all come together to… continue reading Happy Independence Day!

By written by Monica C.    July 3, 2017    1

Not intentionally, the theme for our recommended new books this month is: outsiders. You’ll find stories of refugees forced to leave their homes, historical villains as seen from their side… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Paul A.    June 30, 2017   

Was I ever not-weird? I really can’t say. From the time I can remember, I was a weird child who grew into a weird teen who went on to become a weird adult. Part of my oddity has been a… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Lois Duncan

By written by Kalela W.    June 29, 2017   

On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter designated the month of June to honor the musical contributions of African Americans, known as Black Music Month. In 2016, President Barack Obama gave a… continue reading African-American Music Appreciation Month: 3 New Albums to Check Out

By written by Camille T.    June 27, 2017   

Looking for a book that will help get kids moving? We have a good one for you! Our new selection for Picture Books Highlights – a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a brand-new… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Spunky Little Monkey

By written by Monica C.    June 20, 2017   

Father's Day is a chance to wish dear old dad or those special men in our lives that helped raise and guide us, a big thank you for your service. While you honor the father figure in your… continue reading 5 Notable Literary Fathers

By written by Camille T.    June 16, 2017   

First a quick synopsis: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is the story of an English boat captain (Marlow) who, in the late 19th century, makes his way up the Congo River into the African… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Heart of Darkness (with a little Frankenstein thrown in)

By written by Kelsey B.    June 15, 2017   

It's pretty much summer time and I don't know about you, but in the summer, I get the urge to travel. However, being a grown up comes with the fact that you can't just up and take off… continue reading Great YA Road Trip Books for Pride Month!

By written by Rachel F.    June 14, 2017   

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