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Author: Sheri Boggs

You and Me and Him: Q&A with YA Author Kris Dinnison

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on June 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs One of the best things about having bright, talented literary friends is getting to read their work and celebrate with them when their novels are published. I’m especially excited in the case of Kris Dinnison, longtime friend, community builder, and emerging YA voice. Her debut novel You and Me and Him is […]

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On my coffee table: New books for kids and teens

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on June 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs In all honesty, I can’t have things on my actual coffee table because my six-month-old puppy would eat them. However, I do have a desk at work that is covered with not only the journals, notebooks, and pens I use to do my job, but also stacks of hastily scrambled notes, Advance Readers […]

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Survival Secrets of a Part-Time Vegan

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs I’m not vegan. I’m not even vegetarian. But my beloved is, and for the last three years I’ve been experimenting with the world of tofu, tempeh, tahini, and tots (tots are totally vegan—look it up). While I haven’t become a full-on vegan myself, I’m impressed with my partner’s commitment to both the […]

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Are You There Gen X? It’s Me, Sheri

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs So I’m beginning to realize that I am not much different than who I was at eleven years old. I was dreamy, impatient, outdoorsy but unathletic, super sensitive, and full of questions about the world. I read a lot of Judy Blume back then. At the time, she was the only writer […]

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And Then It’s Spring

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs By Spokane standards, we’ve barely had winter. Nevertheless, I compulsively look at the sunrise/sunset app on my phone to see how incrementally the days are getting longer, I inspect the yard looking for the tiniest hint of green, and I convince myself gloves are for sissies. And I can tell you, it’s […]

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Let’s Hear It For #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Just after 6am on the morning of February 2nd, I settled on the couch with my laptop, a fresh cup of coffee, and an uncontrollable mane of bedhead. While my bleary eyes slowly focused on the live webcast of the Youth Media Awards being held right that moment in Chicago, I opened […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Youth Media Awards

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Mondays are not normally my thing. But there’s one Monday that occurs around this time every year that I anticipate with the kind of nerdy fervor that other people reserve for, say, the World Series. I’m talking about the Youth Media Awards (or YMAs, as we librarians like to call them), during […]

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Library Hack: What’s a Teen To Do?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs A moment for embarrassing self-disclosure: it’s been a long time since I was a teen. A really super long time. The Spokane Valley Library was my branch, and although I loved books and spent a lot of time there, I couldn’t wait to grow up and move away. Which is pretty much […]

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Christmas Movies That Won’t Make You Puke

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs At the risk of outing myself as a terrible person, I must admit that Christmas is not my favorite time of year. Maybe it’s leftover dread from years of being in retail, maybe it’s because I’m super selfish and never got around to having kids (because I hear the holidays are a […]

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Gifts For the Young (and young at heart)

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on December 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Buying books for young people is as stressful as it is fun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my heart crushed by my nephew’s bemused face the year I bought him the boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia. I’ve watched kids turn over books and then flip them open […]

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