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Submitted by: seclark on 07/29/2020 - 1:21pm
Hey Everyone and Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is staying cool during this heat wave and enjoying reading in air conditioning, on the beach, or by the pool! I enjoy reading romance novels any time of year so I was thrilled to see the ebook and audiobooks titles highlighted for online reading. Check out these titles below OverDrive has selected in the Summer Lovin' category. One of my...
Submitted by: SKobos on 07/28/2020 - 1:12pm
Happy almost August! As always, check one of these brand new titles out as an ebook, or see if it's available on hoopla! This is My America by Kim Johnson...
Submitted by: SKobos on 07/22/2020 - 3:35pm
So it looks like the poor peppers aren't going to make it! The plants are all still very small and I have my doubts that they'll ever produce any peppers. Peppers seem relatively easy to grow, but they do risk getting burnt by the sun if their leaves aren't protecting them. Learn about some of the most common, but hardest to grow, veggies here. I thought...
Submitted by: seclark on 07/22/2020 - 11:34am
Hey Teens! If you need some summer reading ideas and beyond check out the 2021 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee List. It has a wide variety of titles and something for everyone. Available digital titles are listed below, or search the library catalog to check out a physical copy. ...
Submitted by: SKobos on 07/21/2020 - 11:41am
Where did July go?? Happy Tuesday, here are some new teen books coming out this week! As always, check one out as an ebook, or see if it's available on hoopla! 10 Things I...
Submitted by: SKobos on 07/17/2020 - 2:55pm
Happy almost weekend! Hope you all have some fun, safe, socially distanced activities planned. Here the garden continues to grow, as it tends to do.  It's a good idea to focus on fresh fruits and veggies that are in season when you go grocery shopping. When in season, fresh produce will not only be at the height of its nutritional value, but it's usually at its cheapest! Are you wondering what else comes into season in summer in addition to our...
Submitted by: seclark on 07/17/2020 - 1:35pm
Hey Friends and Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and keeping up with summer reading. If you have been enjoying digital books check out the list below for new titles on OverDrive.  My Life Before Me by Nora McClintock Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she's...
Submitted by: SKobos on 07/14/2020 - 3:44pm
Happy Tuesday! Check out some of the freshest teen releases this week here, and as always check one out as an ebook, or see if it's available on hoopla!   The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope by Sam Maggs Nadia Van Dyne is new to this. New to being a Super Hero, new to being a real friend and...
Submitted by: seclark on 07/10/2020 - 12:45pm
Hey Teens and Happy Friday! Do you have a favorite fairy tale from childhood? There are so many creative retellings of classic stories in YA literature. Adaptations were made from Snow White, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan and more. A longer list can be found on Epic Reads website, which also has information about their...
Submitted by: SKobos on 07/09/2020 - 11:43am
The veggies are coming! We are finally seeing some of the benefits of our work, cucumbers and tomatoes!  The tomato plants that are shaded by the coneflowers are smaller than the ones out in the direct sun, but they are the only ones that have tomatoes starting to grow on them! Have you ever noticed that sometimes ketchup is labeled as "tomato ketcup?" Did you know that ketchup actually has a very interesting history, and for much of its...

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