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Banned Books Week 2016
Banned Books Week is September 25-October 1. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. --From the American Library Association website
Come by the library and see our Banned Books Week window display!
Vote for the 2016 Teens' Top Ten
Find out about this year's nominees in the video below, and then vote for your top three choices here.
Welcome to the '16-'17 school year!
We are excited about all the new things we've got going on in the library this year. Come check out our new charging stations and our new patio! Or come in and do your homework with our in-library use textbooks and student supplies center. And be sure to check back here regularly throughout the year for updates on library happenings!
2nd Annual Summertime Book Giveaway!!
Our 2nd Annual Summertime Book Giveaway was a huge success! We gave away more than 150 books for students to read and enjoy over the summer.
Attention students! Please come out to the library patio at lunchtime on Wednesday, 6/1/16, for our 2nd annual summertime book giveaway and the "soft opening" of our new library patio space. We will have treats to share and a free book for everyone. Many of the titles in our book giveaway are advanced readers copies that are either recently published or not even out yet. Don't miss it!
Libros en Español
We have recently added nearly 150 books in Spanish to our library collection. Many titles are translations of our most popular YA fiction and nonfiction books. We also have graphic novels, favorite kids books, literary classics, and original works in Spanish. Come by and take a look at these new offerings!
Summer Reading 2016
Looking for some good summer reading? The 2016 Teens Top Ten list is out! It includes 26 fantastic YA books nominated by your teen peers across the country. In October, during Teen Read Week, teens will vote for the top 10 books of the year from these titles. Click here for more summer reading ideas.
Color Your Own Bookmarks
Poem in Your Pocket Day 2016
Join the library in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day this Thursday, April 21st. Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Stop by the library on Thursday to get a poem for your pocket or to share your pocket poem with us!
New Seating in the Library!
Our new red and blue stools have arrived! Come by and try them out!