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This month, in celebration of Indigenous, Native, Aboriginal, and First Nation peoples, we will follow some notable hashtags, making waves for people seeking relatable content in the pages of a… continue reading Indigenous Reads for Children and Teens

By written by Gennifer R.    November 14, 2019   

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a celebrated tradition that began in 1976 . This year, the monthly focus is on the adoption of children who are currently in foster care. The stories… continue reading Bringing Families Together: A Booklist About Adopted Children and Their Families

By written by Gennifer R.    November 12, 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   

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   

This is not a drill friends: Stranger Things  is coming back! I repeat, Stranger Things is coming back just in time for the Independence Day weekend! In the meantime while we all wait, let me… continue reading Young Adult Books Stranger than Stranger Things

By written by Rachel F.    June 28, 2019   

May, among other things, is Mental Health Awareness Month —so this is a great time to discuss and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Millions of people in the United States and around… continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By written by Rachel F.    May 15, 2019   

This Saturday marks that most intergalactic of wordplay holidays... May the 4th Be With You ! Did you know that " Star Wars Fiction " is a subject heading in our online catalog ?… continue reading May the 4th Be With You | Star Wars Fiction

By written by Rachel F.    May 3, 2019   

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or… continue reading Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!: Let's Hear It for Sports Comics and Manga!

By written by Rachel F.    April 17, 2019   

Game of Thrones is coming back to HBO, did you know that? I mean, how could we miss it—am I right? I’m guessing that you’ve been waiting like everyone else with baited breath to… continue reading YA Books to Read While You Wait for Game of Thrones to Return

By written by Rachel F.    April 3, 2019    2

Ah March, that most unusual of months – is it spring or winter? Will it snow one last time? Are the crocuses blooming yet to give me a glimmer of hope? One fun way to get through these last… continue reading Celebrating Math and Formulas in Teen Books for Pi Day!

By written by Rachel F.    March 14, 2019   

It's Valentine’s Day and I feel like this is the perfect time to indulge in a good imaginary romance. I don’t know about you but I love a good teen romance novel: I love the… continue reading Young Adult Romance Novels to Warm Cold Hearts

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2019   

2018 was a super busy year for YA books being adaptated into movies: The Hate U Give , To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before , Dumplin ’ , and so many others . (p.s. I have some… continue reading Read These YA Books Before They Debut on Movie Screens in 2019!

By written by Rachel F.    January 7, 2019   

2018, it’s been quite a year, am I right? I know that by this point every year we’re all like, “WOW, what a year!”, but this year especially feels like we are on track for… continue reading Love Hallmark Christmas Movies? Give These Teen Holiday Reads a Look!

By written by Rachel F.    December 18, 2018   

Ah December – the days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the temperature is dropping. It's the time of year when cooking and baking seem the coziest of activities. However, if… continue reading Already Filled Up on The Great British Baking Show? Taste Test These Satisfying Cooking Reads!

By written by Rachel F.    December 11, 2018   

Excited for the Netflix premiere of Dumplin'  starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle MacDonald? Did you know the movie was based on the Young Adult novel also titled Dumplin’ by… continue reading What to Read While You Wait for Dumplin'

By written by Rachel F.    December 3, 2018   

On Tuesday, October 30, Parkway Central Library ’s Skyline Room was abuzz with the cheers of sixth graders, the sound of buzzers and music, and the roar of applause. The cause? A "Book… continue reading This Sixth Grade "Battle" Was One for the Books!

By written by Jess P.    November 28, 2018   

What Is Veterans Day and why do we celebrate it? From History.com (who says it more elegantly than I can): Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the first… continue reading Veterans Day Reads

By written by Rachel F.    November 9, 2018   

November is Native American Heritage Month , and although "Native American" is a bit of a misnomer, Indigenous peoples have been here long before there even was an “America”.… continue reading Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Awesome YA Books!

By written by Rachel F.    November 7, 2018