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Banned Books Week 2019

September 24, 2019 - 9:41am -- angela

Banned Books Week (September 22 – 28) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Censorship leaves us in the dark, keep the light on. Celebrate your freedom by reading and speaking out in support of banned books!

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You'll Like These AP Readalikes

September 17, 2019 - 10:30am -- Caitlyn

The school year is in full swing, which means that you, dear reader, most likely have some reading assignments looming on the horizon. Whether you’re in AP classes or not, English teachers LOVE to assign books that are likely to crop up on the AP literature test. But that list is huge, and figuring out which books you might actually enjoy reading can be daunting. Fear not! Here is a list of amazing AP books that read a lot like some much more recent popular young adult titles.

Mentoring Opportunity for Teens: Be a Book Guide

August 22, 2019 - 11:55am -- angela

Teen Book Guides earn volunteer hours by helping 1st-3rd grade readers who are having challenges with reading. It creates a mentoring relationship between a teen and a child to increase the child’s reading confidence and skills.

Training for the program will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The fall program runs Thursday, October 10-Thursday, December 12, 2019 (excluding October 31 and November 28).  

How to Beat a Book Slump

July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and what better way to combat boredom than with a book? But what do you do when you simply can’t find that next perfect read? Maybe you’ve just finished something amazing and are suffering from serious TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome). You know the feeling -- you’re not quite ready to move on from the people and places your last book took you to. Or maybe you’re in the dreaded book slump, when you just can’t find anything that really sucks you in.

The Immigrant Teen Experience

July 15, 2019 - 10:28am -- Dodie

With ongoing threats of ICE raids, immigrant families are stashing away money, seeking out church pastors for advice or sanctuary and having “the talk” with their children about the possibility that one day an immigration agent could knock on their door. Think about how this feels to teens, who may already be questioning their place in the world! The following titles will inform and support teens experiencing threat of deportation, and those who care about them.

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