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Pam

Pam is the Library’s Family Engagement Manager. She enjoys and believes in the power of reading aloud with children. She is known to still occasionally read aloud to her teenage children.

The Latest From Pam

Reading Challenge 2022

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Read with us in 2022! Watch each month for recommended reads in these categories.  And tag us on social media to let us know what you’re reading!   JANUARY – New Year, Better You!Read a self-help, inspirational or motivational book. FEBRUARY – ‘Tis the season for Rom-comsRead a book of Romance or Humor MARCH –… read more >>

Dial-a-Story Monthly Schedule

Dial-a-Story for January If you love story times and audiobooks or you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call our special phone number to hear recordings read by librarians and special guests.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short stories, original writings, STEAM/Science info,… read more >>

Show Way Quilts in Children’s Literature

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Show way quilts have a rich history, as intricate as the fabrics and threads that hold them together. Like so many quilts, show ways are said to have a secret meaning all of their own – messages sewn into the fabric for slaves to escape via the Underground Railroad. Quilts were made of a wide variety of patterns – some with names like “wagon… read more >>

Dial-A-Story Menu

Dial-a-Story for January If you love story times and audiobooks or you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call our special phone number to hear recordings read by librarians and special guests.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short stories, original writings, STEAM/Science info,… read more >>

Dial a Story Menu

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Check out the library’s exciting new service: Dial A Story!    If you love story times and audiobooks, or if you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call in to our special phone number to hear recordings read by our librarians and special guests.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short… read more >>

Transgender Remembrance Day & Book Recommendations

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Transgender Remembrance Day (celebrated annually on November 20) is the final day of remembrance for members of the transgender community who have been killed due to transphobic violence. It caps off Transgender Awareness Week, which is celebrated from November 14th to November 20th and seeks to spread awareness on the issues faced by Transgender people… read more >>

First Chapters: Two Peas in a Pod

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The First Chapters book for the month of November is Two Peas in a Pod by Sarah Mlynowski. This is book number 11 in the Whatever After series. The first chapter of the book is called Too Bad, So Sad.  Abby is 99.9% sure she’ll be picked to be student leader of the school carnival.  Will she?  And what fairytale adventure awaits Abby and Jonah?  Call 330-259-3394 to… read more >>

Author Spotlight: Neil Gaiman

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If you’re unfamiliar with Neil Gaiman, chances are you’ve still encountered his work in one form or another. Gaiman is a prolific, multiple award-winning English author who works across multiple media, including nonfiction, TV episodes, comic books, and short stories. While he seamlessly blends genres, he is most famous for his fantasy works. If he didn’t initially write a story in a specific format, chances are it has been adapted, whether into… read more >>

First Chapters: Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider

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This month’s First Chapters book is Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider by Megan McDonald. To listen to the first chapter, please call 330-259-3394.  If you are familiar with the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, this series follows the adventures of Judy’s brother, Stink.     To finish reading the book, you can checkout Stink and the Hairy, Scary… read more >>