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Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of New Places!!!

Our teen 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 tags #yaaroundtheworld, #yanewplaces, #yaboard...

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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

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Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Fantastical Beings!!!

Our teen 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 tags #yafantasy and #yalandofmyth as well as on Libby and Hoopla. &nb...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Discovery!!!

Our teen 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 science, ...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Relationships!!!

Our teen 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 to romance 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 in...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of Adventure!!!

Our teen 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 romance, science fiction, musical inspired, and even a volcanic erup...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Red, White, & Blue Covers!!!

Our teen 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, nonfiction, dystopian and some series starters! These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yacolorfulcovers as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen b...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Science Fiction pt. 2!!!

Our teen 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 different in the fut...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Twins!!!

Our teen 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, 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 search tag #yasibl...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Biographies!!!

Our teen 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 more ca...

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Teen Book Spotlight--AAPI Authors Pt. 2!!!

Our teen 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 adventure providing options for many tastes and preferences.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the sea...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Novels In Verse Pt. 2!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on YA books that are Novels in Verse!  Novels in verse are stories that are uniquely told through a series of poems instead of paragraphs; even if you are not the biggest fan of poetry I promise you will enjoy these!!  You may not even realize that you are reading poetry as you turn page after page to get to the endings.  We have titles that are historical, romance, and realistic to just name a few.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yaverse as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check b...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Flower Covers!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that have some Flower Covers!!!  Since it is finally Spring outside(!) we are taking inspiration from the colorful blooms and exploring books that share the same features.  As we are choosing these books based on their front covers with flowerful features, we have an amazing selection that are all completely different from one another from dystopian to fantasy and fairy tale retellings to historical and magical realism! These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yacolorfulcovers as well a...

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Teen Book Spotlight--The Titanic!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about the Titanic!!!  It is the 110 year anniversary of the sinking of this amazing ship and for some reason, we just love learning about the ship itself and what happened even though we all know the outcome.  This voyage meant different things to all the people on board and many did not make it to their desired destination.  We have an amazing collection of fiction and nonfiction titles that explore this event from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives including some mystery, time traveling, and a novel in verse so I encourage yo...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Graphic Novels Pt. 3!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on graphic novels!!!  Graphic novels are incredibly visual stories that can feature pretty much anything fiction and nonfiction.  Done in the style of comic books, there is a huge variety of choices; literally something for everyone so even if you have never read one before, you will definitely be able to find something.  For our talk this week, we have a great selection of nonfiction, fantasy, historical, humor, and realistic to get you started. These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yag...

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