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Social Justice Books for Older Readers

Now more than ever, you may be considering the importance of diversifying your child’s reading selections. After all, reading fiction has been shown to increase empathy and compassion. Not only that, but in this particular moment in our history, reading books by and about people of color (particularly Black people) can aid in combating the racis ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Kate (CL STAFF) Frick

Summer Reading Fun: "Mystery on the Ostrich Express"

Now that Summer Reading has begun, join us twice a week for posts with activities and materials to take your enjoyment of our list of Summer Reading books to the next level! To check out our full lists of Summer Reading book suggestions, or for more information about the Summer Reading program, check out our Summer Reading ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Summer Reading: Green Covers Recommendations

What a month it’s already been! The library has re-opened, Summer Reading is officially in full swing, and you know what that means: It’s time to start working your way through your Summer Reading Timeline! First up this year is reading a book with a green cover, a task that can be a bit tricky when you’re weeding through the entire Children’s Library collection. To help you get started, we’ve ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Summer Reading: Then and Now Recommendations

Week three of Summer Reading is officially upon us, which means it’s time to find some great Then & Now titles to fill in your timeline. We have a full list of recommendations for you on the Book Lists webpage, but below you’ll find some of my personal favorites:

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Kate (CL STAFF) Frick

It's the Father's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Father’s Day edition of You Are What You Read. Here’s wishing all you Fathers a most wonderful day, a comfy chair, the Open Final Round watched without interruption, a steak nice and rare and your preferred beverage in a generous glass. Enjoy. In **Animals Run Amok News**, some dudes returning from a day of fishing on the Sound (aka day drinking) discovered of all t ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the First Summer Weekend Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Summer Weekend of 2016 Edition of You Are What You Read. I trust everyone made it through the Full Moon Madness/Solstice on Monday. There is minimum housekeeping this week. In **Animals Run Amok** news there has apparently been a shortage of New England Cottontails. Fear no longer **People**. There is a movement afoot to repopulate the species. Don’t be confus ...

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It's The Buck-Thunder-Single Scoop Full Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Buck Moon Edition of You are What You Read. This full moon that happens on Tuesday is named for the new antlers that Bucks grow during this time of year. It is also referred to as the Thunder Moon because of the frequency of thunderstorms. Whatever. The Full Moon is going down on Tuesday. Enjoy, **People**. In **Animals Run Amok News** there was a bear that s ...

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It's the Slippery When Wet Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Slippery When Wet Edition of _You are What You Read_. Here’s hoping this weekend’s storms cool things down a bit. First we have some housekeeping to take care of. Thanks to **Pam M** for our first taffy of the season! Thanks Pam! Frankly **People**, we were getting worried about this. Thus far, there have been no fudge sightings but we still have August. Let’s get on t ...

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It's the Left Behind Edition

Greetings and welcome to The Left Behind Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows; there have been no offerings that I am aware of. In **Animals Run Amok News** I regret to inform all of you that there have been Capybara sightings in Florida (of course Florida). Thought to be pets that have made the break for freedom, biologists are concerned that with its warm we ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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