Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Circulation Assistant Amy N. - Army veteran and former stay-at-home mom. Amy celebrated her one-year anniversary with OFPL in August. She also volunteers with the Reading Counts program at her children's school and is a co-leader of a local Girl Scout Troop. … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Amy N.
This week's New Title Tuesday pick, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, by David Arnold is a creative take on friendships and a teenager's simultaneous need to change and a desire for things to stay the same. Publisher's Summary - No matter how organized I get my room, my records, my books, no matter how … Continue reading The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – New Title Tuesday
Just in time for the Summer Reading Program, we have added a new feature to our website - 12 Reading Lists featuring about 30 newer titles in each category. Whether it's a Cozy Mystery or the latest Non-Fiction titles added to our collection, you can peruse books by type including Westerns, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, … Continue reading Spotlight on OFPL Resources – New Reading Lists
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
Sometimes a fun, young-adult love story is just what the doctor ordered, and this New Title Tuesday recommendation, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, is the perfect prescription. Publisher's Summary: A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah … Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, New Title Tuesday
In full disclosure, I listened to the audiobook of today’s New Title Tuesday recommendation: American Street by Ibi Zoboi. I was immediately drawn to not only the immigrant experience narrated in the Creole dialect, but I enjoyed learning more about the main character's religious and cultural influences through this highly compelling protagonist. Publisher Summary: American Street is an evocative and … Continue reading American Street by Ibi Zoboi, A Reader’s Advisory
An Ember in the Ashes is a book like no other. In a page-turning, all-consuming, can’t-put-it-down novel , Sabaa Tahir creates a world that seamlessly blends together a swoon-worthy love story, a dystopian society, and even throws in a bit of the supernatural. What starts out as two storylines-one of Elias, a recently graduated martial, … Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, a Brief Summary