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We've gone a bit crazy from the heat over here at the Free Library. You might even say, we've got... SUMMER MADNESS ! This online bracket-style tournament matches blockbuster, best-selling… continue reading We're Turning Up the Heat with... Summer Madness!

By written by Administrator    July 20, 2018   

Unless you've turned off all avenues of media and have been hiding under a proverbial rock (and really, no judgement here!), you may have noticed Russia has been in the news a bit recently...… continue reading Conspiracy? Intrigue? Collusion? Read Some Russian History and Fantasy!

By written by Rachel F.    July 18, 2018    3

Board books are an all-time favorite—ideal for babies and toddlers, just right for little hands (and mouths)—the perfect treat to share with little ones. Here are three brand new board… continue reading New Board Books Round-Up (and Booklist!)

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2018    2

Today, July 13, is the second of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The first one arrived exactly 13 weeks earlier on April 13! I penned a post full of screamingly scary streaming selections… continue reading 13 MORE Screamingly Scary Movies to Stream This Friday the 13th!

By written by Peter SM    July 13, 2018   

Have you ever read a book and thought that the universe the author created felt real? Or really wished that it was? I’m looking at you, Hogwarts… Well, what if I told you that… continue reading In-Universe Folk and Fairy Tales

By written by Rachel F.    July 10, 2018    1

Pressure to conform can be difficult to resist. It is hard to defy expectations, to be true to oneself, when one is facing peer pressure. It takes courage (and sometimes a friend) to find comfort… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | How to Be a Lion

By written by Monica C.    July 9, 2018   

Ah yes, it's Beach Reads season once again. But really, what does it even mean to call a book a ‘beach read’? Are they books with wintery themes, or set in chilly locations, to… continue reading Beach Reads | Adult Fiction Edition

By written by Kim B.    July 5, 2018   

When the calendar page turns to July, we know that summer cannot be denied. Escape is on most of our minds – escape from the heat and from the usual routines. Whether you take off to other… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Paul A.    July 2, 2018   

Every Saturday morning, as the New York Times lands with a thwack on my porch, I race toward the front door in such a hurry you’d think the neighborhood squirrels were notorious for filching… continue reading The Type of Reader I Wish I Was...

By written by Alix G.    July 2, 2018   

Some of the most fun manga produced and imported in the past few years have featured LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines. Here are some of the most popular (and most checked out) titles… continue reading LGBTQIA+ Manga: Read with Pride!

By written by Rachel F.    June 27, 2018   

You know how they say that there is no one specific LGBTQ+ story? In the world of comics and graphic novels with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, are "they" ever right! Its been a… continue reading LGBTQ+ Comics: Read with Pride!

By written by Rachel F.    June 20, 2018    1

Did you know that the United Nations has declared June 20 to be  World Refugee Day ? There are all kinds of reasons that someone might leave their country – new job opportunities,… continue reading Books to Inspire Empathy on World Refugee Day

By written by Rachel F.    June 14, 2018   

Lamb — yes, lamb! That’s the start of the popular 19th century nursery rhyme about a girl named Mary and her faithful little lamb... It’s a rhyme, it’s a song (by Paul… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mary Had a Little...

By written by Monica C.    June 11, 2018   

Nonconforming picture books challenge stereotypes: in these books, boys and girls act and behave in a way that feels right to them rather than by conforming to expectations or conventional… continue reading Free Library of Pride | Gender Nonconforming Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2018   

June’s selections are an eclectic mix of kids and pet problems, a Muslim Arab-American teenager navigating cultural and personal relationships, a family attempting to survive a home invasion… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Paul A.    May 31, 2018   

We’ve all been there... Days when something goes wrong and we feel down in the dumps or maybe it someone else is having a hard time. When someone we care for is having a bad day, how can we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Rabbit Listened

By written by Monica C.    May 21, 2018   

Games? We love games! Board games , video games , card games , fantasy role playing games —we'll probably play hundreds of different games throughout our lifetime, but what about… continue reading Get Your Game On with These Video Game-influenced Graphic Novels!

By written by Rachel F.    May 9, 2018    1

It’s almost Mother’s Day and for those of us lucky to still have our moms in our lives, or to have had cool moms at all, you'll probably celebrate with maybe some brunch? A mani… continue reading Celebrate These Bada$$ Moms on Mother's Day

By written by Rachel F.    May 8, 2018    2

Whether you’ve been a fan for decades or are only now encountering them, manga —Japanese graphic novels—are an exciting comic form, incredibly varied in both artistic style and… continue reading Explore a Mighty Manga-verse of Japanese Comics and Graphic Novels!

By written by Sara P.    May 3, 2018   

Are you wondering what’s going on with Spring this year? You may not be able to count on the weather, but you can count on us to give you reading and viewing suggestions that live up to your… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Paul A.    May 2, 2018   

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