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6 Authors Share New Insights & Fascinating Stories During These Online Author Talks

Posted in News on February 5, 2024 at 6:00 am

The lineup for the SCLD Online Authors Series has an impressive and diverse group of authors and topics in the coming months. Spice up your February by inviting romance into your reading with author Tessa Bailey, dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk.” Be sure to catch the author talk with Jason Mott as he discusses […]

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9 Series That Serve Up a Different Kind of Cozy Mystery

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 17, 2024 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Getting Cozy January and February are full of short days and cold nights, which make for a natural time to rest (hibernation, anyone?). I think this is a great time to get cozy with a hot cocoa and read a new series. So, I’m focusing on the cozy mystery. For me, cozy […]

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10 Reasons to Try (and Love) Graphic Nonfiction Books

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades You’ve probably heard the saying “your eyes are bigger than your stomach.” Well, that applies to both my eating and reading habits. I tend to gather far more books than I have time to read. As the book stacks grow in my house, so does my sense of defeat and inadequacy. I […]

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Winter Reading Challenge: Read to Earn Badges & Reflect on Your Story

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 14, 2023 at 4:30 am

By Gwendolyn Haley As we usher in the new year, SCLD is thrilled to announce our enthusiastic participation in the “Where We Come From” Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Beanstack. You’re invited to sign up for this exciting literary journey, happening January 1–31. The challenge is to read at least 300 minutes throughout the m […]

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Uplifting, Inspiring Stories from the Past Year at Your Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

Photo: Rogue Heart Media By Dana Mannino Whenever someone sends the library a thank you note, praises library staff in a comment card, or shares some verbal kudos, we enter that interaction into a database (it’s a very librarian thing to do) so that all staff can see it, making sure those who are being […]

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Admiring Book Art: Imagining Your Own Stories When Viewing Illustrations

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

My favorite book illustrations are the ones that feel like paintings. Sometimes they captivate me because they tell a clear story in one glance. Sometimes I’m drawn in because of their mystery, and I squint harder, wanting to puzzle out the meaning. No matter how it happens, I treasure those moments when I am transported by a skillfully executed […]

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Finding Fall Picture Books: Good Reads for the Holidays & Every Day

Posted in Parents and Teachers on October 11, 2023 at 6:00 am

Mother and daughter enjoying reading a book together relaxing in the autumn leaves at the park Autumn is a beautiful time. Deciduous trees make their colorful transformations. Cooler temperatures prevail. People revel in steaming beverages and cuddly sweaters. Autumn is also the time when seasonal children’s books are especially popular for check out. Even with over 100 picture book titles that come up in our catalog for searches for autu […]

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Barking Good Books: An Engaging & Entertaining Short Booklist for Dog Lovers

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 3, 2023 at 6:00 am

I love to read books which feature dogs who have their own voice in the story. I find it fascinating to think about what my dog may be pondering… or scheming. Does he have a running narration inside his head like I do? Sometimes, based on the look in his eyes, I think he must. Here is a short list of books—some for kids and some for adults—th […]

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Microorganisms, Machine Learning & More: Check Out Fascinating Books on STEM Topics for Adults

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

I’m still lousy at science and math, but my interest in how these fields affect the world around me has grown. I’ve come to learn that you don’t have to be good at STEM to enjoy discovering some of the latest advances in these fields. So as summer winds down and children get ready to dive back into STEM at school, why not dive in with them? […]

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Still Golden: Little Golden Books Are 81 Years Old & Going Strong

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 29, 2023 at 6:00 am

Do you remember your first Little Golden Book? The Little Golden Book series is a uniquely American success story. Launched at a time when the nation had barely emerged from the Great Depression and was deeply embroiled in World War II, the philosophy behind the 25¢ books was to give working-class parents an affordable way to have engaging books a […]

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