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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Possibilities of New Places!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Possibilities of New Places!!!  We are exploring books that take place in either other countries, at sea, in outer space, and in some cases even at different schools such as a boarding school.  Books have this amazing ability to take us to numerous places, real or imagined, without even needing to leave our comfy reading nook as we need to take advantage of it as we can learn more about ourselves and others.    These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youtharoundtheworld, #yout...

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Summer Elementary Book Themes- Katy Eckstein

Need recommendations for your elementary age summer reader? You've come to the right place!

Each week this summer has a new theme with a selection of books and other materials to enjoy. You can place a hold on your favorite and pick up at a local branch. Select titles will also be on display in the Children's Room at Bowman Library. 

June 6th through the 12th

Oceans of Possibilities: Kick off the summer reading challenge with books about life at sea and exploring life's possibilities. #oopossibilities 

June 13th through the 19th

Oceans of Friends: Frie...

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Don't miss these special events at all 3 branches!

Summer Reading is Underway... Don't miss these awesome, fun, and educational programs at each library location! Didgeridoo Down Under

An energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience movement/participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years. Didgeridoo Down Under is much more than music. Learn about Aussie culture, sea creatures, and more, all while moving & grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didgeridoo!

Monday, July 11, 10:30 AM, Clarke County Library

Mon...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Fantastical Beings!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Possibilities of Fantastical Beings!!  We are taking a look at titles that include monsters, beings, creatures, and anything else you can imagine that is made up in fantasy and mythology.  What is amazing about these stories is that anything goes; creatures can be anything the author can imagine and then you as the reader get the chance to develop them in your imagination as well.   These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youthfantasy  and #youthlandofmyth as well as on Libby ...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Discovery!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Possibilities of Discovery!!  We are exploring books this week that are all about reading or learning about new things in both fiction and nonfiction.  Summer is a perfect opportunity to read about something you normally would not explore as you may actually have time to read and digest what new information or themes you have explored.  Science Fiction allows you to read about things, places, or experiences we may actually have in the future while nonfiction helps us learn about times and events from the past as well as s...

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Thursday Five O'Clock Spot: Katy Eckstein

Have you heard about Bowman Library's new Thursday Five O'Clock Spot? Every Thursday at Five O'Clock, there are fun things happening for school age children at Bowman Library. These hands-on programs promote creativity and problem solving and collaboration skills, and everyone who comes leaves with a smile!

 

1st Thursday: Imagination Station

This STEAM based program has activities for children of all ages, so bring the whole family to enjoy this program together. Each month has a different theme along with 5 stations designed to best suit various ages, abil...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Relationships!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Possibilities of Relationships!!  We are exploring books this week that are all about what it means to have a relationship from friendship and siblings and families because those all play a role in our lives and books allow us to learn and explore and then maybe implement in our own lives what we have learned.  Relationships are there to help you through the good times as well as the tough so find those people who you can lean on and share one of these titles or two.  We have an awesome selection of titles this week inclu...

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Summer Reading Tips for Picky Readers

For families with kids of all ages finding a “just right” book can be tricky. Handley Regional Library System staff offer numerous ways to help you and your reader try new genres or authors of books. Specifically, we have a service called BookMatch Junior! for ages 12 and under, which matches your reader with books to try based on a quick survey form you fill out. However, a generally good practice when helping to build strong readers in your home is the following:

Choose a book that you think you will enjoy based on the cover. It’s okay to judge a book by its cover in this case! ...
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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Adventure!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Possibilities of Adventure!!  We are taking a look at books that have an element of adventure to them--but that word may mean different things to different individuals.  For some, adventure could be climbing Mount Everest while to others, adventure for them may mean trying a new pizza topping for Friday night dinner; you can even live vicariously through the characters in an adventure packed story.  We have an awesome selection of titles this week including some nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, and even a little bit ...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Red, White, & Blue Covers!!!

Our Middle Grade book spotlight this week is focused on books that have Red, White, and Blue Covers!!!  As we celebrate Memorial Day, let’s use the colors of our flag to help us take a look at a variety of stories!  Since we are choosing these books based on their front covers, then we have an amazing selection that are all completely different from realistic to fantasy, mysteries, humor, and books turned to movies!   These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youthcolorfulcovers as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week ...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Science Fiction pt. 2!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Science Fiction!!!  What I love about Science Fiction is that there are so many different types and aspects--Science Fiction is defined as anything that could possibly happen in the future and it does not mean that it has to be in outer space even though that is a common setting.  Science Fiction can contain a number of topics from robots and artificial intelligence, to living in outer space and intergalactic wars.  We even have Science Fiction that contains some dystopian elements about how life could be extremely differ...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Twins!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about books which feature twins as main characters!  These titles are all about twins (brothers and brothers, sisters and sisters, and sisters and brothers) and their relationships which are the main focus of our amazing stories.  Twins have a unique relationship which is different from other siblings and they can be found in not just realistic titles but also in fantasy, adventure, science fiction, and dystopian--all of which we feature in our theme for this week. These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the...

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Thursday Five O'Clock Spot: Katy Eckstein

Have you heard about Bowman Library's new Thursday Five O'Clock Spot? Every Thursday at Five O'Clock, there are fun things happening for school age children at Bowman Library. These hands-on programs promote creativity and problem solving and collaboration skills, and everyone who comes leaves with a smile!

 

1st Thursday: Imagination Station

This STEAM based program has activities for children of all ages, so bring the whole family to enjoy this program together. Each month has a different theme along with 5 stations designed to best suit various ages, abil...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Biographies!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about books which are biographies and memoirs!  Biographies and memoirs are books about individuals, each with their own unique stories to share and read.  Biographies are usually written about an individual by a different person and memoirs are written by the featured person.  Just like nonfiction, these books are so not boring (even though they get a bad rap as being that way) and we can learn so much not only about the individual but as well as the history and culture of the time as well as about ourselves. These books and...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--AAPI Authors Pt. 2!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about books which have been written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors!!!  May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month and we are showcasing some amazing and talented individuals.  Each author brings their own unique viewpoint and background to each of these titles, providing a point of view which is a must read.  There is an incredible mix of realistic, historical, and some science fiction providing options for many tastes and preferences.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog...

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