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3 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so here are some great recommendations to check out! Whether you or a friend is coping with mental health problems or you just want to explore a very human experience, see if any of these fiction novels are for you. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla Stanley… Continue reading 3 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month

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Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so O’Fallon Public Library is showcasing some brilliant books written about mental health on our blog as well as Instagram and Facebook pages. Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought by Lily Bailey is a memoir of a… Continue reading Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey

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2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels

Young adult fantasy books dominate the genre so you may have trouble even just sifting through the ones only published in 2018. To make that choice easier, I’ve picked three Young Adult Fantasy novels to read this Spring. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi  “I’m going to write a story that’s so good… Continue reading 2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels

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Newberry Honor Books to Read Right Now

Sometimes here at the library, adults are afraid to ask for children’s books, but I want to tell you all that we love children’s books too! As a child, myself, I remember being delighted that my great uncle also attended every Harry Potter midnight release. So if it was okay for my 85-year-old uncle to read Children’s… Continue reading Newberry Honor Books to Read Right Now

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The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday, The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú, is timely, humanistic, and at times bucolic and savage.  It’s one part whispered confession and one part academic instruction. Publisher’s Summary: For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in… Continue reading The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

The television series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 2 releases today, March 30th! Are you ready? If you’ve read the books and want to watch the series, check out one of our Roku devices. A Series of Unfortunate Events follows three, recently orphaned children, Violet, Claus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they maneuver their misfortunes… Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events

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5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief

With recent news headlines in mind, we have a list of young adult fiction novels for teens or anyone experiencing a significant loss, whatever the circumstances. The Hate U Give Starr Carter navigates two worlds, an upscale suburban preparatory school and the impoverished city neighborhoods where she lives. After a police officer shoots and kills her… Continue reading 5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief