books

Jun
06

Kids and Teens Antiracist Nonfiction

Similar to the recommendations for adults, for those seeking to go beyond the awareness of racism and educate their families, the following list of books in our collection may be of interest to kids and teens.   A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara A for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated […]

By Andrea | books
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Jun
04

Antiracist Books for Adult Readers

For those seeking to go beyond the awareness of racism and educate themselves to collectively contribute to an equal and just society, the following list of books may be of interest. How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X Kendi Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge Between […]

By Andrea | books
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May
04

Never Too Old for Fantasy

While you should never feel you are too old for any book, I have a few suggestions for some sophisticated fantasy titles to add to your reading list.

By Jordan Williams | Staff picks
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May
01

May Online Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben

May Online Book Club: What is it? Love the idea of a book club, but you don’t have time to attend meetings? No problem! We won’t have meetings, but anyone who reads or listens to that month’s title, either with physical copies or digital copies, can participate in our online discussion boards on  Facebook and our blog […]

By Amy Matheney | Book Discussions . books . eBooks . Online Book club
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Apr
25

Up Lit reads

Are you looking for something new to read but the fear of reading something without hope of a happy ending is just too much right now? Try Up Lit –  realistic, feel-good fiction that encompasses many genres, not just romance or inspirational fiction. Everything in the story is not saccharine sweet, and the characters do […]

By staffwriter | books . Staff picks
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Apr
23

Five read-alikes to keep you busy this spring

When I read something that I end up loving, I want to recreate the feeling the book has given me. Enter Read-alikes! In 2019 we had many great books checked out from our libraries, and I’ve heard a lot about 2019’s big books from our patrons. Here are five read-alikes for some of our highest […]

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Apr
10

Self-Care eBooks for Social Distancing

Let’s face it, social distancing is not easy or fun. Would you like some inspirational titles to give you a boost? How about some insight on how to practice enjoying the moment and enjoying your space? Check out these feel-good books that are available online.

By Jordan Williams | books
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Mar
27

4 Outdoor Tips for Stay-at-Home

A great way to relieve pandemic stress and still comply with Ohio’s stay-at-home order is to enjoy some time outdoors. Here are some tips on how to do that.

By Emily Wichman | books
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