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YA Books To Help You Survive Your Winter Break

The two weeks of winter break are fast approaching and if you're looking for a way to pass the long, dark, cold hours I suggest you check out one of these winter or holiday-inspired books. Each book is set during the winter months and pairs perfectly with a cup of something hot. From tree decorating, […]

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Remembering Pearl Harbor


  75 years ago, on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese aircraft and ships attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu. 2,403 American sailors, soldiers and civilians died; another 1,178 were wounded. On December 8, Congress declared war on Japan, and a few days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the United […]

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Thin Air, Thick Reads, Part 2


Part 1 The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) are hot off the press!  And 'tis the season - check them out from your local library first, before you buy a copy for that aspiring young dog musher in your family (OK, maybe that's a long shot, but still...). Panelists from across the country judge book nominees, […]

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Want to Launch a Rocket into Space?

Source: KerbalEDU media kit at

This winter, tweens and teens can learn how to build and launch a rocket into orbit at KCLS libraries thanks to funding from the KCLS Foundation. Am I talking about real rockets that are hundreds of feet tall? No. I'm talking about virtual rockets that you can build in the computer game Kerbal Space Program. It's got little green men […]

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