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Kindness is a gentle, hopeful act. Being kind is one of the easiest ways to have an impact on the world.  A simple act of kindness can grow exponentially, from one person to many, many… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | World Kindness Day

By written by Monica C.    November 13, 2020   

COVID-19 has changed the way we perform on the job. For several months, the silence of everyday life has transformed the way we interact, at all levels, and in our community. Now, our home is not… continue reading Working Remotely? Ask Lynda!

By written by Mary Marques    November 4, 2020   

We have quite an interesting list of new titles for you this month—there’s a re-telling of the Little Mermaid tale, the beginning of a new children’s Native American series, teen… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Paul A.    November 2, 2020    2

Are you getting ready for Halloween? It’s going to be a bit different this year, I know. But what never changes are the books that help us celebrate this fun (and spooky!) holiday. You will… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Happy Halloween

By written by Monica C.    October 23, 2020   

"Beginning Readers" are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Hello, Hedgehog!

By written by Monica C.    October 6, 2020   

Every year around this time, the Free Library and other libraries around the country celebrate reading challenged books during Banned Books Week . Why are there banned books? These could be any… continue reading Banned Books Week | A Focus on Nonfiction Reads

By written by Linda Y.    October 2, 2020   

There's quite an eclectic mix in our recommendations for October: animals, magic, Klan fighters, zombies, plus cooking and history too! You'll find all of these new titles in our libraries… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Paul A.    October 1, 2020   

Is Fall your favorite season? Many people would say yes! Where I grew up, we didn’t have very defined seasons. That is, seasons would blend one into another, without any clear sign that… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Fall Is in the Air

By written by Monica C.    September 22, 2020   

Today, September 15, marks the beginning of National Hispanic American Heritage month. As part of the celebration, we want to highlight the works of Latinx authors and illustrators of picture… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latinx Authors and Illustrators

By written by Monica C.    September 15, 2020   

This year going back to school looks very different than ever before. No school buses, no first day back at school, no new classrooms, no field trips, etc. At least, not yet. It will take some… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Books and Reading

By written by Monica C.    September 10, 2020   

Our recommendations for this month include kids' end of summer and back to school books, plus fictional and true stories about the struggle to belong and simply survive.   Young Children… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Paul A.    September 1, 2020   

Beginning readers are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are meant to… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Snail and Worm by Tina Kügler

By written by Monica C.    August 27, 2020   

Have you ever gone bird watching? It’s amazing what you discover when you’re paying attention.  Birds living right in your backyard, on your street, in the… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Let’s Learn About Birds

By written by Monica C.    August 20, 2020   

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

By written by Monica C.    August 13, 2020   

Some memoirs, some made up, some a mixture of both, but all delightful summer reading—these graphic novels are bold, fearless, and bound to reach readers. This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews… continue reading Graphic Novels All Summer

By written by Jeff B.    August 12, 2020   

Do rainy days get you down? For some people, rain seems to spoil the day. I used to think of rainy days as gloomy and gray, but these books have changed my mind.   Rain written by Linda… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Rain

By written by Monica C.    August 6, 2020   

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) LIFT by Minh Lê… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Paul A.    July 31, 2020   

It’s always time to celebrate friends, but did you know National Friendship Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of August? Friends make everything better, don't they? New and old… continue reading Happy National Friendship Day!

By written by Monica C.    July 30, 2020   

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? The books below will give you a good idea – and they are so much fun to read! Beehive by Jorey Hurley   ebook available via Overdrive… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Talk About Bees!

By written by Monica C.    July 21, 2020    1

Do you have a favorite season? I do – mine is summer. What’s not to like, I say? Long days, open windows, warm weather, shorts and sandals, water and bathing suits, reading on… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | It's Summertime!

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2020   

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