OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – New Titles from Susan C.

It’s been a minute since I recommended new titles, and these inspired me for a variety of reasons. For instance The Light Ages challenges a long-held assumption about the so called dark ages; The Sirens of Mars is a hero's journey in space, Brave New Home looks at housing in unconventional ways, and Earth Keeper offers a Kiowa … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – New Titles from Susan C.

OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Staying Healthy as Seasons Change, Shawnna

This month - and not a moment too soon - Shawnna, our cataloger provides some welcome tips on taking care of ourselves as winter approaches. One of the pumpkins I carved is looking rather shriveled... As summer turns to fall, the days slowly get shorter and the nights cooler. I like fall but it doesn’t … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Staying Healthy as Seasons Change, Shawnna

Celebrating Native American Artists in Children’s Literature

The month of November is Native American Heritage month. This month is designated as a way to recognize the important contributions and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of indigenous peoples, both past and present. The job of an illustrator is to interpret a story through pictures. The creativity of Native American artists is evident … Continue reading Celebrating Native American Artists in Children’s Literature

Author Spotlight: Celebrating Asian American Voices

This month's Author's Spotlight in the Children's section of the library, is focusing on books about Asian Americans and written by Asian American authors. It is often said that books are like mirrors and windows. Mirrors help reflect familiar experiences and surroundings while windows open readers up to a whole new awareness of other people … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Celebrating Asian American Voices