Readers’ Corner: Celebrating Pride

You may have noticed more rainbows around in the last few weeks. The rainbow flag, more commonly known as the gay pride flag or the LGBT flag, is a symbol of LGBT pride and LGBT social movements. This week’s featured Rainbow Reads booklist is in celebration of June’s Pride Month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender […]

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Readers’ Corner: Road Trips

With summer vacation right around the corner, this week’s booklist features Road Trip Novels. Nothing says freedom and adventure like a road trip!   Marissa @ Mariner Library

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Readers’ Corner: Libraries Rock! Fiction

Our 2018 Explore Summer reading program launched last Friday. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! Find a book that will rock your world on this week’s featured booklist: Explore Summer – Libraries Rock! Teen Fiction. The Teen Explore Summer program runs from June 1st through August 31st. Still need to register? Click here. Track your reading on […]

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Readers’ Corner: Homeless Teens

This week’s featured booklist centers on the tough issue of teens and homeless, and the painful struggles they must overcome. Homelessness may seem like a distant problem because it isn’t currently affecting anyone you know. However, on a single night in 2017, 2,135 unaccompanied youth were counted as homeless in Washington State alone out of […]

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Readers’ Corner: Prom

With Prom fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to prepare a Prom-themed booklist. Fun fact: prom is short for promenade which was the slow walk that debutantes (high-class young ladies) did at their coming out ball back in the 1800’s.   Marissa @ Mariner Library

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Readers’ Corner: Star Wars Expanded Universe

Every year on May 4th, people from all walks of life celebrate Star Wars Day. The date was chosen for the famous catchphrase “May the Force be with you” when it turned into the pun “May the Fourth be with you.” This week’s selection honors Star Wars Day by featuring one of my favorite booklists: […]

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Readers’ Corner: Zombie Awareness Month

This week’s featured booklist brings us right into Zombie Awareness Month. The Zombie Research Society, founded in 2007, helped start the Zombie Awareness Month campaign to bring attention to zombies and the possibility of a future zombie apocalypse. The campaign runs during the month of May because of the high amount of notable zombie films […]

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Readers’ Corner: Confidence – It’s a Teen Thing

Confidence is something many people struggle with. Boost your self-esteem by reading a book from this weeks featured booklist: Confidence- Find Your Swagger. These books will help give you the tools and knowledge to harness the power to feel good about yourself again.   Marissa @ Mariner Library

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Readers’ Corner: Ready Player One Read-alikes

This week’s teen booklist features Ready Player One Read-alikes. These thrilling and gritty novels all feature elements of cyberspace and virtual reality. Cyberspace is the notional environment in which communication over computer network occurs while virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation of three-dimensional images or environments that can be interacted with in a seemingly real […]

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Readers’ Corner: Graphic Novels

This week’s booklist features our top favorite Graphic Novels in preparation for the weekends upcoming Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC). ECCC is one of the most attended Comic Cons in the US, having gathered over 91,000 fans during last years four-day weekend adventure.  The largely attended 2017 Con even featured one of the comic worlds […]

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