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What We’re Reading: September 2020

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix's efforts to right the situation … Continue reading What We’re Reading: September 2020

What We’re Reading: August 2020

The staff recommendations listed below are available via Curbside Pickup from our library, or are available digitally as ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using the Libby app. Enjoy! Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she … Continue reading What We’re Reading: August 2020

What to Read: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Every year between September 15 and October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American residents whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was expanded to a 30-day celebration … Continue reading What to Read: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

What We’re Reading: Summer 2020

It's been quite the interesting summer, eh? To relax and learn during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've turned to books over the past few months. Here's what our Library Director and Assistant Librarian have been reading! The titles below are available via Curbside Pickup from our library, or are available digitally as ebooks and downloadable audiobooks … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Summer 2020

What to Read: Women in Translation Month

In 2014, August was deemed Women in Translation Month by book blogger Meytal Radzinski upon observing that only 30% of books published in translation were by women. While this problem of representation persists, the annual WIT celebration encourages bookworms to read, support, and discuss women author-translator duos. The books below were originally written and published … Continue reading What to Read: Women in Translation Month

What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Election Day 2020

This year is extra special because we have the opportunity to elect leaders for our local, state, and federal communities. These picture books help explain the election process and why it is important to participate! Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Micah Player Every two years, on the first Tuesday of … Continue reading What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Election Day 2020

What to Read: Pride Month

Pride Month occurs each June to celebrate the impact that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals have on our communities locally, nationally, and internationally. LGBT Pride Month also commemorates the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, which was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. According to the Library of Congress, … Continue reading What to Read: Pride Month

What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Independence Day 2020

Happy Fourth of July! Check out one of these picture books to celebrate with the whole family. Hats Off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert and illustrated by Gustaf Miller This is one small town parade readers shouldn't miss! It starts with music and drums. What will come next? Cowboys on horseback? The … Continue reading What to Read (Picture Book Edition): Independence Day 2020

Imagine Your Story: Spellbinding Chapter Books

Dragons, mermaids, and fairies — oh my! Imagine your story this summer with these magical and mystical chapter books for juvenile readers. These picks will take you to another world, whether you're reading them on your own, or with the help from a friend or family member. These picks are available via Curbside Pickup and … Continue reading Imagine Your Story: Spellbinding Chapter Books