Readers’ Corner: Fairy Tales Revisited

Hello, readers! I hope you’re staying warm this fall. This week’s featured booklist includes a whole bunch of titles you can enjoy while curled up under a blanket with some hot cocoa. These books are all re-imagined versions of popular fairy tales, and there’s something on this list no matter what you like to read. […]

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Readers’ Corner: War-Torn Lives

With Veterans Day coming up soon, it’s good to reflect on the reflect on the hardships of wartime. While our daily lives may not be impacted by war, teens in many parts of the world deal with this every day. And in our own communities, past wars have affected many lives. This week’s featured teen […]

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Readers’ Corner: Mysteries

One of my favorite genres is mysteries, probably because I love to solve puzzles and riddles. If you’re the same way, you’ll love this week’s featured booklist: Mysteries. Grab a good one and curl up with a blanket and some hot cocoa. There’s a little bit of everything on this list, including humor, suspense, and […]

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Readers’ Corner: Ghosts

Halloween is creeping up on us, so it’s a good time to fill your mind with spooky stories. This week’s featured teen booklist is all about ghosts, so you’re sure to find something to help you prepare for this creepiest of holidays. Most of the books on this list are fictional ghost stories, but there […]

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Readers’ Corner: Pacific Northwest

We live in a beautiful corner of the country, even though it may seem dreary certain times of the year (like autumn, like now). This week’s featured booklist will help you reconnect with what you love about the Pacific Northwest by reading great stories that take place around here. Whether you love the rain or […]

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Readers’ Corner: Books About Spies

I’ve been thinking a lot about spies lately, mainly because I’m in the process of planning a Tween Spy Academy event for later this month. Plus, I just finished reading Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes, which was entertaining and unusual (and I think the book cover is adorable). So […]

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Readers’ Corner: Banned Books

Did you know that this week is Banned Books Week? From September 24-30, we celebrate our freedom to read, write, and think however we like. Free and equal access to information of all types is the foundation of the public library, so we think it’s important to fight against censorship that would silence the great diversity […]

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Readers’ Corner: Romance

Everyone could use a little more love in their life, especially as we head toward chilly weather and grey skies. This week’s featured teen booklist is will add some romance to your life. Do you like your romance realistic? Set in a fantasy world? In graphic novel format? Do you like to go back in time, or […]

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Readers’ Corner: History

Despite the evidence that may be presented in your school textbooks, history is a fascinating topic. This week’s featured teen booklist includes non-fiction historical accounts that will make you excited about history again. These books vary in time and place, but they will all capture your interest and imagination. It’s not just about names and […]

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Readers’ Corner: On the Spectrum

I hope you’re all enjoying a safe and sunny Labor Day weekend, making the most of the last days of summer vacation. This week’s featured teen booklist is one of our Tough Issues lists, which deal with the real-life problems and situations teens face every day. The topic for this week’s list is On the […]

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