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Let’s Play the Banned Books Week Matching Game!

Every year hundreds of challenges are made to books  in libraries, schools and bookstores by individuals or groups for a variety of reasons. Banned Books Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate the freedom to read and to draw attention to the problems of censorship. Banned Book Week 2012 will be held from September […]

September 28th, 2012
ghosts in the fog

Alaska, London and Mars: New Books for Older Readers

Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion by Samantha Seiple The Aleutian Islands of Attu and Kiska are located off the shores of Alaska. Most people don’t think of these rocky outposts as the sites of some of “the bloodiest and deadliest hand-to-hand combat battles between the United States and Japan.” […]

September 26th, 2012
create with maisy

Crafting, Writing and Composing: New Books for Younger Readers

Create with Maisy by Lucy Cousins One thing I often find frustrating about craft books, especially those for young children, is that the completed projects shown on the page look so much more polished and professional than anything my kids (or I!) could produce. So, in this craft book featuring Maisy Mouse and friends, I […]

September 19th, 2012

Most popular titles, September 17th 2012

Hello readers! Curious about the most requested books in the MARINet library system? Here’s a list of the top 10 books with the most holds (county-wide). 1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (349 holds requested) 2. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (159 holds requested) 3. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (137 holds requested) 4. Fifty […]

September 18th, 2012
aubrey 2008

Library Cards and Designer Bookmarks

September and October are great months to celebrate the legacy of the past and the promise of our library’s future. Bring your youngster in to get a library card (or get one yourself), pick up some Bookmark Design Contest entry forms (or download them here), and remember how much there is to love about the […]

September 12th, 2012

Coming to the Library

These books will instill a love of the library in your young readers: Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw Make Tuesday library day, just like Lola.  Lola loves Tuesdays because she visits the library, chooses new books, hears stories, and sees all the people who love books as much as […]

September 5th, 2012