Category Archives: Books

#BiWeek and #BannedBooksWeek

Crayola B.    September 25, 2016

#BiWeek celebrates bisexual people and bisexuality from September 19-26, 2016. #BannedBooksWeek celebrates your freedom to read any book you like — no matter who thinks you shouldn’t be reading it at all — from September 25-October 1, 2016. And given that the teen book review magazine VOYA came under fire this past week for recommending that a particular book be restricted to… Read more »

Baseball Book List

Liz K.    April 5, 2016

It’s baseball season again! Both the Cubs and the Sox played amazing games on opening day, so why not celebrate with some baseball books? Game Seven by Paul Volponi is about 16-year-old Julio Ramirez, Jr. Julio has dreamed his whole life of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a player on Cuba’s national team. But when his father defects to the USA to play for the… Read more »

Spring 2016 Highlights: Read, Review, Repeat

Crayola B.    March 2, 2016

NEW for Spring 2016! Young teens and older tweens can pick up advance reading copies of books in exchange for your honest reviews. One book at a time. You must register in person at the Youth Services desk to choose your book. Program continues while supplies last, and the books are yours to keep. If you have any questions, you… Read more »

Elementary, Dear Watson

Liz K.    December 16, 2015

Our One Book/One Community theme this winter is Sherlock Holmes so I thought we should take a look at some Sherlock Holmes-inspired books you can find in The Vault! The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is the first book in the Stoker & Holmes trilogy, which follows crime-solvers Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes, sister to author Bram Stoker and niece to Sherlock Holmes… Read more »