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Submitted by: seclark on 05/13/2020 - 1:25pm
There is alot to celebrate in the month of May! Let's dive into Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with some great reads. These teen ebooks have Asian authors and characters. Check out the list below or visit Overdrive for many more selections.  The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena Susan is the new girl—she's sharp and driven, and strives to...
Submitted by: SKobos on 05/12/2020 - 2:45pm
Happy Tuesday again! Here are some new book releases for the week. Check one out as an ebook, see if it's available on hoopla, or place a ...
Submitted by: seclark on 05/06/2020 - 2:04pm
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we need to take care of ourselves now more than ever. There are many fiction and non-fiction reads available on Overdrive. It is important to know that you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with psychological health issues and reading is a fantastic resource. Check out some YA titles below and raise awareness to yourself and others! ...
Submitted by: SKobos on 05/05/2020 - 1:04pm
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Here are some new releases for the week. Check one out as an ebook, see if it's available on hoopla, or place a ...
Submitted by: seclark on 05/04/2020 - 11:43am
Happy Star Wars Day from the Teen Space! It may feel like we are in a galaxy far, far away from each other but not to worry! There are many online resources to access your favorite characters through our website. Check out these titles below.  Lost Stars by Claudia Gray  This thrilling Young Adult novel gives listeners a macro view of some of the most important events in the...
Submitted by: seclark on 05/01/2020 - 11:36am
Hello Everyone and Happy May! This month is known for many things but let's start with Latino Books Month! Created by Rhode Island Latino Arts in it's sixth year to promote literacy among Latinos by celebrating their authors and books highlighting their culture. Our libraries have books available in English and Spanish. Booklists have been provided and can be downloaded through Overdrive. The link below provides further information and how to...
Submitted by: seclark on 04/29/2020 - 11:56am
There are many selections of graphic novel ebooks available on Overdrive. Check out the list below for a few suggestions of titles available to download.   The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his...
Submitted by: SKobos on 04/28/2020 - 3:26pm
Hi, hope you're happy and well! Here are some of the newest teen titles, released just this week. As usual, check one out as an ebook, see if it's available on hoopla, or place a hold on a physical copy and grab one once we reopen!  Incendiary by...
Submitted by: seclark on 04/24/2020 - 1:03pm
Happy Friday everyone! There are some great new ebook titles available on Overdrive. It is a great resource to keep reading through these uncertain times. There are many books to choose from but here are some recommendations to begin with. Overdrive offers hundreds of titles maybe read something outside of your normal genre!  Blink Once by Cylin Busby West is a high school...
Submitted by: seclark on 04/22/2020 - 2:37pm
Today marks the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day around the globe! It is interesting how the world today looks alot different than it did back then. Ice caps have been melting, pollution is rising, and now we are in the midst of a global pandemic forcing people to stay inside. In some ways stay at home orders have benefited our natural world. People are constantly too busy and not consciously aware of how their daily lives impact the...

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