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Mar
22

What’s On Our Nightstands

Readers almost always have a To Be Read list or even a stack of actual books. We want to be prepared for when we finish a book. We need to know that books are at hand so that we’re not stuck reading the back of the cereal box. Some of us stash books to make […]

By Laura | books
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Mar
20

Influential Women Authors of the Past

March is National Women’s History month which was created to remember extraordinary women and especially those who have gone unsung. Although it is toward the end of March, I believe that female authors ought to be celebrated year round. I have tried to select a variety of historical authors who have contributed something unique to […]

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Mar
15

Ready to Read Festival

Help your child get ready to read. The fourth annual Ready to Read Festival at the Clermont County Public Library is April 8. The whole family can take a walk around the pretend neighborhood and enjoy fun activities featuring reading, talking, writing, playing and singing. Sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Learn […]

By Theresa Herron | Events
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Mar
14

Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are more than just collections of comic books with spandex clad heroes battling villains, written for teens or kids. They’re complex, well-told stories, sometimes dealing with serious subjects such as the Civil Rights Movement. Plus, they have the added storytelling bonus of illustrations accompanying the text. Think of them as grown up picture […]

By Laura | books
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Mar
07

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Congresswoman Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm

 “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, (11/30/24 – 1/1/05) Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was America’s first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968. Her work and legacy have inspired millions of people to make their voices heard in politics and […]

By Mary | Events
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Feb
27

Mad March Is Madness

Let’s… get ready… to rumble..! That tagline is entirely wrong for this post since it’s for another sport altogether, but bear with me (I don’t “sports” well). It’s March Madness season; some of you will participate in classroom pools, some of you have rivalries with your best friends, and some of you have your favorite […]

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Feb
17

Books to Read for African-American History

Generations of African Americans struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. African-American History Month is the chance to learn more. If non-fiction isn’t for you, try poetry or a novel by an African-American writer. Non-Fiction Fiction Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

By Laura | books
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Feb
14

Award Winning Picture Books

The Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy announces the winners for the fourth year of the Bell Picture Book Awards. The winning titles are: READ: The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley; illustrated by Kate Berube (New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2016) Nick loves spending time with his cats, except […]

By staffwriter | books
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