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Newbery Winner: The Last Cuentista book cover with photo of author Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Cuentista

"Once upon a time..." In a couple of hours, life on earth will end. It is the year 2061 and a comet is heading towards earth. Only a few hundred scientists, politicians, and their children are escaping. Petra Peña and her family are some of the lucky ones who will be put into a sort…

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June is Pride month youth book display

Pride Reads

There's still time left to check out some great reads for Pride! Stop by our display or check out our lists here: Stonewall award books / Pride books for Tweens (4th-6th) / Family Pride Reads…

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Jewish-American heritage books

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/ Learn…

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Black History Month display

Black History Month 2021

Today is the first day of Black History Month! According to Britannica Library for Children: The month of February is African American History Month, also known as Black History Month, in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1926 as Negro History Week. It was created to highlight the contributions Blacks have made to…

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Staff Picks Best Books of 2020

Staff Picks Best Books of 2020

The Youth Services staff at MPPL are happy to announce our picks for best books for kids published in 2020! Whether you need some great choices to meet your reading goal for the year, or want to buy some great books as gifts for the kids in your life, our selections have you covered! Check…

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Be proud of who you are!

Pride Reads for Families

Read the Rainbow! To celebrate Pride Month this June, Youth Services staff have curated a collection of books that feature diverse families, identities, and ways of living. Everyone needs to see themselves reflected in books (and the world around them), and we also grow when we learn about people who are different from us!  Ms…

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