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Autumn quotes to get you in that fall mood

Pumpkin spice is everywhere. Kids are back in school. Labor Day, the last hurrah of summer, is over which means fall is near. Get in the mood with these lovely, cozy autumn quotes. Autumn quotes   “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house." ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, [...]
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Sep
13

6 Awesome Books to Excite your Inner Fan

Librari*Con is upon us once again, and as a giant nerd and lover of many fandoms, I could not be more excited!  I love watching movies and getting obsessed with television shows and then scouring the internet for fanart and memes and discussion boards.  I love finding other people who enjoy the same things as [...]
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Sep
03

Fantastic job, summer readers!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading program. 9,000 of our community members of all ages read an astounding almost 4 MILLION minutes. Way to go readers! Everyone at the Clermont County Public Library is proud of your achievements. Summer Reading by the numbers You might also enjoy 7 easy tips to help […]

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Aug
15

Books by the Banks poster

Kevin Necessary is comics journalist and editorial cartoonist for WCPO/9 On Your Side in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a syndicated editorial cartoonist through GoComics.com. He is the illustrator of a children’s book, My Best Friend Fiona, written by Lucy May. The 13th Books by the Banks poster features an enthusiastic group of readers crossing the John […]

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Aug
07

Most popular book so far in 2019

The year is more than half over and the title that’s been checked out of our branches the most often is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen. It’s also the number one bestseller so far in 2019 nationwide according to Publishers Weekly. Also chosen for Reese Witherspoon’s bookclub. Have you read it yet? Where […]

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Jul
18

If you liked Midsommar, try one of these folk horror tales

The movie Midsommar has been getting a lot of buzz recently and I've seen several references  to folk horror. According to FolkHorror.com, it's a sub-genre of horror fiction  characterised by reference to pagan traditions often involving rituals and nature deities. The folk horror book/movie that people are most likely to know is the Wicker Man [...]
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Jul
12

Kindergarten Readiness: Writing Skills

It's important to help your child gain kindergarten readiness skills! Writing goes hand-in-hand with reading and both skill help children make the connection between spoken language and information communication. Did you know that "pre-writing" is an important step on the way to learning to write?  Practicing fine motor skill development through pre-writing activities helps children [...]
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Jul
02

Recommended: Fantastic locked room mysteries to enjoy!

Are you a fan of escape room challenges? Do you enjoy puzzling out how to escape the seemingly inescapable? Then a locked room mystery might be your next best reading thing. Locked room mysteries or impossible mysteries take place in a locked room or an isolated area like a remote island with a very limited [...]
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