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Teen Book Spotlight--Completed Series!!!

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We have just started the new year and it is now time to start setting those goals and thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2023.  If you have a goal to read more books or even just to finish one, then this week’s teen book spotlight is perfect to help you jumpstart that mission.  Our teen book spotlight this week is on YA b

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A Visit to the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives

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Yesterday as part of the archives continuing Family History Hunter programs, members were taken on a tour of the archives.  Lorna Loring, Archives Associate, gave a brief outline of what a person might expect if they were to visit an archive in whatever place the researcher decides to go to.  Even though each library, archives or historical society will have its own rules the basic focus will be the same.  This is to preserve history and make it available to the public in some way.  So the following remarks are highlights of Lorna's presentation. 

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Browsing Picture Books in Juvenile Biography

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The Juvenile Biography section is one of my favorite places to browse in the library. I learn something new every time I leaf through a picture book biography. The vivid illustrations put me right into the time and the place where the action is happening. We have a wonderful selection of engaging and informative picture book biographies available to check out with your library card. 

 

Here are a few recommendations. Click on a title to find it in the catalog.

 

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Teen Nonfiction Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Nonfiction pt. 4!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week is all about featuring some more amazing YA nonfiction titles!  It can be easy to think that nonfiction is boring but these titles are the complete opposite of that thought; we have everything from true crime to war history and biographies and you will not even realize you are reading nonfiction because they

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Middle Grade Historical Fiction Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Historical Fiction Pt. 2!!!

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Our Middle Grade book spotlight this week is all about Historical Fiction!!!  Our titles this week are all historical fiction stories; this is one of my favorite genres because it provides an opportunity to read about times and events in history that many times we do not know much, if anything, about because they are not taught in typical sch

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Teen Historical Fiction Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Historical Fiction Pt. 2!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Historical Fiction!!!  Our titles this week are all historical fiction stories; this is one of my favorite genres because it provides an opportunity to read about times and events in history that many times we do not know much, if anything, about because they are not taught in typical school clas

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Genealogy

Ancestors and the Holidays

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Holiday time: it is a great time to be with family, friends or alone with your thoughts.  For most of us it is a hustle and bustle time of year and doing something “extra” might just put a person over the edge of sensibility!  So for me to suggest that this is a good time to do something involving genealogy might seem a little different.  In reality it is not, because holidays are the time in which people naturally gravitate towards remembrances.  So, if you are inclined, here are a few ideas that you might like:

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Middle Grade 2012 Titles Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--2012 Middle Grade Titles!!!

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Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that that were published in 2012 and are celebrating their 10th birthday!  I do not know what was in the water, air, or universe that year but there were so many amazing titles and authors to come out of that year of publishing that books we read today are still inspired by those groundbreaking works.  Many have been adapted into movies we were clamoring to see in the theaters since 2012 and some titles we are still talking about and recommending to others.  There is a mixture of stand alone titles as well as firsts in a series to fantas

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Teen Book Spotlight--2012 YA Titles!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that were published in 2012 and are celebrating their 10th birthday!  I do not know what was in the water, air, or universe that year but there were so many amazing titles and authors to come out of that year of publishing that books we read today are still inspired by those groundbreaking works.  Many have been adapted into movies we were clamoring to see in the theaters since 2012 and some titles we are still talking about and recommending to others.  There is a mixture of stand alone titles as well as firsts in a series to fantasy, realistic,

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Tough Topics for Teens

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Being a teen is tough, and sometimes you need help! Take a look at some of the following Young Adult Nonfiction topics and find books on the topics relevant to you. You can find YA Nonfiction in the Adult Nonfiction section.

Abusive Relationships.................................362.8                 

Alcohol..........................................362.292 & 613.81               

Anxiety...............................................152.4 & 616.88                 

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Titles with Numbers!!!

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Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that have numbers in their titles!!!  There are times when titles need more than just words to describe what is happening and to catch your attention as you browse the shelves.

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