Whatever school ends up looking like, it's pretty certain that there will be more time at home than at school. Which leaves more time to cook, of course! Whether you don't know a skillet from a spatula, or are ready to apply to the Culinary Institue of America, the library has wonderful cookbook choices for you. And you'll find a few inspiring reads to fill out your foodie reading list, too.
Sigh. It’s back-to-school time. Back to real life. Back to homework, social distancing, schedules. Take a break, put your feet up and check out some of these novels that can’t help but ease those back-to-school blues.
Are you excited to be able to get physical books from the library again? Well, the library staff who make Personalized Reading Lists are SO excited, we thought this would be a great time to launch a new upgrade to children’s and teen PRLs.
Now, if you request a Personalized Reading List that includes children’s and/or teen books, you have the option to request that staff choose three titles from the list we’re making for you and place them on hold for you.
Everything is just a little different this year, but June is always National Audiobook Month. Normally you might be piling into buses to go to camp, flying across country for family reunions, and going on college campus visits - but not so much in 2020. But travel experts are predicting that this is going to be the summer of car trips, partly due to the very low cost of gas right now and the side effects of COVID on the economy. So here’s the good news - CAR TRIPS = AUDIOBOOK TIME!
Spending so much time at home has changed the way many of us read. Comfort reads are sometimes the order of the day and I have been rereading some of my favorite children’s books from the past as a way to recapture some of those feelings. So let me ask you: what were you reading in 2015?
May is Mental Health Awareness month, and that is crucial now more than ever. Here are some ways to stay sane while you’re spending so much time at home.
April is National Poetry Month, and thinking about it, this is about a perfect time for poetry. At least for me - I need to be feeling unrushed and in a contemplative space when I read or listen to poetry - each word, each pause seems to carry so much weight. Even though our buildings are closed right now, we can connect you to digital poetry, and a pile of resources for you to explore this oft-neglected genre.
Right now can be a scary and stressful time for all of us. The school closures and stay-at-home order may have you in your house for the time being, but we've gathered this list of ideas to connect you to a wide variety of things to do and experience. We will be updating this page, so be sure to check back often! Also, please check out this blog for even more resources.
Celebrate Women’s History month with stories about memorable women! We’ve got something for every taste.
Want someone who rewrites history? Try Wolf by Wolf, by Ryan Graudin. In a universe where Hitler and the Axis of Evil won WWII, a young woman works as an underground resistance spy while competing for victory in a deadly motorcycle race around the world.