Families, Separated — New Takes

by Denise Lately, I’ve hit the jackpot. Every book I’ve opened has lured me in from the first page. Reads too good not to share. The problem? Spanning genres, audiences, and themes, these good reads don’t easily fit into one category. However, with a little pondering, I realized they all touch upon a common theme: […]

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Magical Love in Fantasy Romance

by Jocelyn I’ve always enjoyed immersing myself in alternate worlds and cultures, so fantasy novels are a mainstay on my reading list. But for me, a fantasy novel is best when it also contains a romance within it. With fantasy romance, the growing romantic relationship is at the heart of the story, but it is […]

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Book Group Cafe: New Book Discussion Kits

by KP Welcome to the Book Group Cafe. Pull up a chair, grab a warm mug of your favorite tea or coffee and join us in a discussion of all things book group. Today we’re excited to unveil three new additions to our Book Discussion Kits! Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American […]

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Fantastic Beasts, but where to find them?

By Kaley In the newly released film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we get a glimpse of the magical creatures from one of Harry Potter’s school books.  If you have been a fan of JK Rowling’s franchise like me (since the age of eleven!) you were likely waiting on the edge of your seat since this film was announced in 2014. I’m really […]

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Do Good Things Come in Threes?

by Denise I have a friend who refuses to read books in a series.  She’d rather spend the time discovering new wonders. Another friend reads series, but waits until all the books are published so she can delve in and immediately finish. (If you’re eagerly awaiting George R.R. Martin’s “The Winds of Winter,” you likely […]

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Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:            […]

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LibraryReads List January 2017

by Marina Welcome to 2017! A new year, a new list of highly anticipated books! With the libraries closed today and tomorrow you have gobs of time to peruse these upcoming titles and place holds to your heart’s content. Oh, and in case you were wondering, here are the LibraryReads favorite of favorites for 2016. And (spoiler alert–ha ha, […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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Reflections

by Stacey For the last 3 years I have had the pleasure of serving on the Reader’s Services Team. As my rotation comes to an end, and I reflect on my time with you, I also am left thinking of those titles I reflect upon most often. These books are not necessarily my favorites, but books where a particular […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Nick Podehl

by Danielle This is my last regularly scheduled Narrator Spotlight as my time on the Reader’s Services Team is coming to a close. Don’t worry, I’ll still stop by and talk about a new favorite narrator from time to time! Since I began spotlighting narrators earlier this year, several coworkers have hounded me to talk […]

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