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YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Something Wicked This Way Comes  Double, double boil and trouble… three witches set the mood for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz melting into nothing is an iconic climax in both the book and in cinema, the White Witch offering Edmund some Turkish Delight in a hauntingly and devilish fashion trying… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Recommendations by Amy: Ghastly Ghostly Tales  October just seems like the month to curl up with a hot beverage and read a good-spooky book. The colder air, the atmosphere of change, and everything Halloween surrounds us. The Halloween decorations are up: cue in the fake cobwebs, pumpkins, and skulls, along with all the favorite scary (and not-so-scary) movies, imaginings of awesome… read more >>

#ownvoices in YA

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Hello, readers!  There has been a big push in YA the last few years to encourage the publishing of #ownvoices books.  What does that mean?  It’s pretty simple, actually.  It means the author of the book is from an underrepresented group writing about their own experiences and perspectives.  Finding #ownvoices books is a great way to… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: My Favorite Books that have been Banned or Challenged   Today starts Banned Books Week! From September 27 to October 3, we will be celebrating the freedom to read. During this week, we try to spotlight the historical and current attempts to ban, censor, or challenge different titles.   Unsurprisingly, Young Adult titles… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Books Our Librarians Love   I have asked some of our librarians to tell me their favorite YA novels and I received an overwhelming response.   These are 6 books that are not only beloved by me, but also some of my colleges.  Graceling by Kirstin Cashore (Chosen by Ms. Missy)  In this realm, people are… read more >>

Buckeye Children & Teen Book Awards

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Looking for book recommendations? Why not read books nominated by students like you!? The Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Awards (BCTBA) are the only state awards for books that are nominated by and voted on by students across the state.   Check out and read these 2020 nominees:    For Grades K-2        Back Roads, Country Toads by Devin Scillian   Carl and… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Royal Reads It seems like many people are invested in royal families; whether it was the millions who stayed tuned in for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, watching television shows like The Crown or Victoria or The Great, or grew up watching Disney because of the princesses and princes…. read more >>

Language Resources for Teens

Hello, everyone!  Did you know that the Library offers some awesome resources for learning a new language?  Well, we do!  And we won’t grade you on it!  All you need is your library card to log in to these sites.   Whether you’re just learning the language or already have a couple years of the learning the language under your belt, there’s… read more >>