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Amy

Hello everyone! I’m Amy and I am a Youth Services Librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. When I’m not trying to reach my reading goal for the year, I like to talk about what I’m reading to my family, friends, and coworkers. You could say I am a little obsessed with reading Young Adult books. I enjoy most genres, but my favorites include: Westerns, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy, and Mystery. I am always looking for the next great book that makes me connect to its characters and hits me in the feels.

The Latest From Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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I Will Go Down with this Ship  While I may not read a lot of purely romance books, I do like to read romance within other genres. When the romance is done correctly, it can be so enjoyable, but if it is lackluster or I just do not believe the connection that the author is… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Great Graphic Novels   Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and comics educator, presents graphic novels as a long work in an artistic or comics medium. While graphic novels premiered almost 200 years ago, they have been popular throughout the past several decades and have been gaining more popularity in the Young Adult… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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Historical Fiction Favorites: Part II Historical fiction has probably been my favorite genre over the last couple of years. I love learning about the period and doing more research in my spare time to connect deeper with the novel I’m reading. Many historical novels take place in tumultuous times; I appreciate that these difficult situations… read more >>

Camp Half-Blood: Laurel Wreath Crown

Every demigod needs a laurel wreath crown during the end of the summer celebration. Put on your best toga and place this crown upon your head.     If you are participating in our tween book club, Camp Half-Blood, you can pick up the craft materials at curbside pickup. But most of these materials are readily available at home.    Materials you will… read more >>

Camp Fandom: Camp Half-Blood Edition

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Calling all Demi-Gods!   For tween fans that already love the Percy Jackson series or tweens that are willing to read the first book, The Lightning Thief: come join us for our first tween book club meeting.   Where?    During the entire month of July, we will have time to read the first Percy Jackson book (or reread it 😊), do some fun activities, and then… read more >>