Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

We suspect you are ready for the long Labor Day weekend. Since there's always room for more books, I'm taking the opportunity to promote this unheralded holiday. In practically every aspect of work or home-life, things are better when everyone works together for a common goal. In a nutshell, that's what we celebrate on Labor … Continue reading Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

Gold Medal Reading, an Olympic-themed Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

We are over halfway through the Tokyo Olympic Games and it has been an exciting ride. There are a lot of interesting stories about the games throughout the years. Did you know that St. Louis was the first U.S. city to host the Olympic games in 1904? Did you know that skateboarding is a brand … Continue reading Gold Medal Reading, an Olympic-themed Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

Read the RAINBOW, a Summer Reading Advisory from the Youth Services Department

There is still a month of SUMMER READING left at the library. Are you looking for something different for your child to read? Do you want to challenge your child to try something new? Why not READ THE RAINBOW?!? This month in the Children's Special Selections there are books for all ages with color words … Continue reading Read the RAINBOW, a Summer Reading Advisory from the Youth Services Department

Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

While sitting at the Youth Services desk at the library I often hear parents and teachers say, “No, don’t get a graphic novel. Find a “real” book.” I confess that I may have uttered these words myself to my 2 boys as they were choosing books like Bone, Amulet, and Captain Underpants. In the past year, … Continue reading Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services