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What to Read: Women’s History Month 2021

Women's History Month has been celebrated and recognized by the U.S. Congress in some form since 1981. Each March, we honor the contributions women have made to the United States in all fields, from astronomy to literature to medicine. These nonfiction titles pay tribute to individual or groups of women who have broken barriers in … Continue reading What to Read: Women’s History Month 2021

Big Library Read: The Art of Taking It Easy (April 2021)

We’ve all had a certain degree of stress in our lives, especially over the past year dealing with a pandemic. As director, closing the Library for seven months and developing safe practices and alternative ways to serve the public was somewhat stressful, but far less stress than many others were experiencing. Shelby and I heard … Continue reading Big Library Read: The Art of Taking It Easy (April 2021)

What to Read: Read Across America 2021

Read Across America (observed on March 2) is the nation’s largest celebration of reading, highlighting books that students can see themselves reflected in, as well as books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different than them. Readers who feel included, recognized, and a part of the world are … Continue reading What to Read: Read Across America 2021

What to Read: Black History Month (Picture Book Edition)

Black History Month is celebrated every February, and recognizes the achievements and history of African Americans in the United States. This celebration honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today. … Continue reading What to Read: Black History Month (Picture Book Edition)

2021 Reading Challenge: Read an author’s debut novel published in 2021.

There are so many new authors to discover in 2021. Try something new by reading a debut novel this year! A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes. The recommendations below fulfill the Waterloo 2021 Reading Challenge prompt: read an author's debut novel published in 2021. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. Isaiah … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read an author’s debut novel published in 2021.

2021 Reading Challenge: Read a book adapted into a movie or TV series.

There's no greater feeling than learning that a book you love is being adapted for the big (or little) screen. The recommendations below are books being adapted for film or television in 2021, giving you something to look forward to this year! They fulfill the Waterloo 2021 Reading Challenge prompt: read a book adapted into … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a book adapted into a movie or TV series.