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February 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Black History Month! February may be best known for Valentine’s Day but did you know February is also Black History Month?  Established in 1976, the whole country comes together to acknowledge African Americans and their great history.  Here at … Continue reading

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The Awards Are In!

Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hands out all kinds of awards for Children’s and Young Adult books that were published over the last year.  Of those awards, the most famous are the Newbery and Caldecott, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I love doing the Marvelous Monday  programs at Main Library.  We are in the middle of our third set of sessions (so hard to believe!) and the kids and parents just keep coming back for more!  If you aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kevin Henkes!

  Kevin Henkes is a name steadfastly rooted in children’s literature, and it’s a name that has only gotten bigger over the years.  Henkes’ work for children, from picture books to novels, has shown both a flexibility in his storytelling … Continue reading

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Give the gift of reading this holiday season

  The holiday season is rapidly approaching – lights are being strung, dinners and get – togethers are being planned, and lists are being made (things to do, people to see, and much more!) With all of that running around … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Ehlert!

(Leaf men made by a child @ MRCPL) Lois Ehlert is one of the most recognized and celebrated children’s illustrators.  Her use of collage as illustration is appealing to children and adults alike.  If you don’t believe us, just try … Continue reading

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September Book Reviews, Part 1

Beverly Cleary and Ramona Quimby From Miss Mary at Main An Interview with Beverly Cleary If you are looking for a series of books which has stood the test of time, look no further than Beverly Cleary’s books featuring Ramona … Continue reading

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June 2011 Featured Article

Summer Reading in Style Get ready for a summer full of reading fun!  This summer we’re bringing the world to you with the “One World, Many Stories” theme.  In fact, we are so sure you’ll love what we have to … Continue reading

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New Books for Summer

Did you know that Summer Library Program (SLP) is quickly approaching?  I bet you did, we’ve only told everyone a whole bunch of times!  But we can’t help it, it’s a great time of year for us and for all … Continue reading

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April Book Reviews, Part 2

  Brian Jacques and the Redwall Series From Miss Amanda at Main I’m not shy about stating, loud and clear, that Brian Jacques is a hero of mine. Jacques’s Redwall series captured my imagination as a child and kept me … Continue reading

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