Casting Call: Strong Female Leads

By Kaley C. I’ve subconsciously found myself drawn to books with a female-centric story lately or just those focused around a heroine navigating tricky situations. I think it’s possibly the excitement leading up to Geek Girl Con, something I’ve attended for years now and have grown to really love. Our own Lead Librarian for Readers’ Services, […]

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Patron Picks: Gentle Reads

by Kristi S. One of my favorite things about working in a library is seeing all the new books coming in. Unfortunately, my eyes are too big for my reading speed and I often find myself returning piles of titles that have gone unread. So I’m always grateful when I can talk with patrons about […]

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LibraryReads List September 2018

by Emily Z. Oh my. It is basically fall now, isn’t it? Have you dusted off your reusable, resin decorative gourds and nutmeg-scented LED tea lights yet? Now that the apocalyptic haze of smoke is fading I’m feeling ready for a nice, briskly refreshing coating of rain and falling leaves. Or perhaps you’re looking to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Short Stories

by Kimberly P. Welcome to another round of Beyond Bestsellers! This month we’ll be tackling short stories (Yes, I know short stories are more a “format” than a “genre” but bear with me.) Short stories are probably one of my favorite formats to read, especially with the weather starting to cool down. What’s better than sitting with […]

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Accio, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

By Kaley C. I have excellent news for Harry Potter fans: From August 27th – September 10th you’ll have unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone twenty years ago at the behest of my younger sister, and the series has had a hold of […]

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Child Narrators

by Lindsey A. NoveList (one of Sno-Isle Libraries’ reading databases) recently added themes to their array of browsable story elements. Different from genre or subject, themes are “popular and recurring plot elements found in fiction.” They describe the overall plot. They have themes for all age groups. A full list may be found in NoveList’s Help […]

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LibraryReads List August 2018

by Lindsey A. August is the month of women! Every author featured on this month’s LibraryReads list is a woman, and the books themselves are female-focused. Just an observation! At the top of the list is Vox by Christina Dalcher, a compelling dystopian novel about a future in which women are limited to speaking 100 […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Reading the Rainbow – LGBTQIA+

By Kaley C. I’m so excited to take you all into another month of Beyond Bestsellers. We’re exploring LGBTQIA+ books this round, a personal favorite of mine. These novels and narratives feature folks that identify as LGBTQIA+, but the range of subjects or topics are wide. Here, I’ll share some different genres and titles that’ll pique your interest […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Now back to your regularly scheduled programming

By Grant P. The month is nearly over so why not wrap it up with a few more film adaptations. Did you find any new films to watch or books to read?  Discover any new genres or movies? You can always go back and take the quiz, to discover more great adaptations or check out Kim’s […]

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Bestseller Time Capsule

by Lindsey A. A few months ago I discovered a website (it’s not pretty) that lists past New York Times Best Sellers by week. What this generates is a literary time capsule from the time you were born. I turn 36 next month, specifically on July 31. I’m an Eighties baby, raised on a diet of Care […]

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