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How to Become a Library Power User

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Are you always stopping by your nearest library? Do you often push that holds limit? Is your stack of to-be-read library books in danger of toppling over? You just might be a library power user. If you're already there or just want to step up your library game, we've got some insider tips for how […]

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Read a Banned Book!

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Hey! Did you know that the last week of September is Banned Books Week? It's sort of like the library world's own little holiday where we celebrate the freedom to read by reading, talking about, and highlighting the most controversial books published in the United States every year. This year's focus is on the number […]

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Four Atmospheric Autumn Reads

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I love autumn. I love cardigan weather and listening to the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack and curling up on a brisk day with a book in hand. But not just any book will do. I want something that screams "fall". Something that evokes the colors of the season, the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and […]

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In Memory: Children’s Author Anna Dewdney

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Anna Dewdney, author and illustrator of the beloved children's series,  Llama, Llama , passed away on September 3, in her Vermont home at the age of 50, from brain cancer. She had illustrated books for other authors in the 1990s, but it was the publication in 2005 of Llama Llama Red Pajama, the first book in the picture book series, BibWidget that launched […]

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Moving Out, Moving On…KCLS Can Help!

So your teen has just left for college and you're an empty nester in a 3,000 square-foot home, coming to grips with being alone in that house. (Worry not...KCLS can help!) From Mom to Me Again, written by Melissa Schultz of the Huffington Post, offers support and suggestions from experts and mothers who have experienced the emotions so well-known, that "empty […]

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