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Beachy Books for Summer

book open on beach

Are you looking for your next great summer read?  Whether you’re looking for some beach front romance or lakeside drama, this list has you covered with breezy reads! Add these upcoming titles to your “to-read” list or place one on hold through our library catalog.    On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand The Friendship List by… read more >>

From Cooking Blog to Cookbook

Cooking and blogging

Do you love to read food blogs and try new recipes?  These cookbooks from popular bloggers will make your mouth water and send you right into your kitchen to get cooking.  The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman The debut cookbook from popular food blogger Deb Perelman, this cookbook has accessible recipes for everything from… read more >>

Page to Screen Virtual Book Club

Page to Screen

Join the Library’s Project LIT Youngstown in amplifying and uplifting diverse voices outside of the classroom. Each month we will spend 3 weeks reading and discussing a book from the Project LIT Community Book List before watching either a movie adaptation or a corresponding author video during the 4th week. Meetings will take place via… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Steampunk

Steampunk is one of those genres that I have enjoyed throughout the years. Its part historical fiction, usually set in Victorian England (but not always), with advances to technology than they would not have had during that time which would be considered science fiction. Clockwork automatons, steam powered machines, and secret inventions that could lead… read more >>

Author Spotlight: Happy Birthday, Octavia Butler!

June 22, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Octavia Butler’s birth. Even though she passed away in 2006, Butler’s work has left an indelible mark on American literature, and specifically on the genre of science and speculative fiction.  As a child, Butler described herself as incredibly shy. When she wasn’t helping her widowed mother, who cleaned houses for a living, Butler made… read more >>

Pride-ful Picture Books

pride rainbow flag

Hello, little readers! Happy Pride Month! June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and picture books are showing more and more amazing representation. Let’s celebrate this month by reading these fantastic Pride-ful picture books! Julián is a Mermaidby Jessica Love Julián is with his abuela when he sees three lovely ladies glammed up in dresses that end… read more >>