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Presidents’ Day

What is Presidents' day? To find out, I looked it up in one of our digital resources, Britannica Library Children's edition. It says: "Presidents’ Day is a U.S. holiday that honors Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Its official name, however, is Washington’s Birthday.

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Next in Series and Sequels December 2020

If you have a favorite author or series, there are a lot of new books out for you to enjoy! If you'd like to place any of these items on hold, please do, and make sure to schedule a Parking Lot Pickup appointment to come and get your next read! (Oh, and if you love…

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Star Wars Reads.

October is Star Wars Reads Month!

READ. THIS IS THE WAY.  Celebrate the ninth year of this event by reading about Jedi Knights, Sith Masters, and more.  For ideas on what to read, check out our booklist. For more activities, go to:  Also, test your knowledge at our Star Wars Family Trivia night on Friday, October 23. Presented by Baig of…

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Picture books on Hoopla

Becca has some great new picture books to tell you about that you can read right away on Hoopla! The books Becca talked are linked below! Happy reading! Unstoppable by Adam Rex, illustrated by Laura Park How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Viviane Schwarz Play Like An Animal! Why Critters Splash,…

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Learn About Juneteenth Look up information about Juneteenth using our databases Pebble GO, a database geared for beginning readers, and Britannica Library Children. Place a hold on Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, which is also available as an ebook on overdrivePlace a hold on All different now by Angela Johnson Place a hold on Juneteenth for Maize by Floyd Cooper,…

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Audiobook Roundup Video of Ms. Becca talking about three audiobooks for kids Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler by Steve Sheinkin When Abraham Lincoln overhears school, kids say in history class that history is so boring he warns them not to do it again or they will not like what happens! In this time travelling novel Doc and…

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Anti-racist Books and Resources for Families

In turbulent times, we realize it can be helpful to use literature as a way to discuss and explain difficult situations with your children. MPPL Youth Services staff have curated a collection of books and resources to assist you as you discuss events with the youngest members of your family. The Undefeated e-bookTrombone Shorty e-book,…

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E-book-Dragons in a Bag

Dragons in a Bag is the first in a series, and is a great transitional chapter book for fans of The Magic Treehouse and The Unicorn Rescue Society series. You can check out the e-book from OverDrive! From the publisher's description: "The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an…

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A Drop of Hope Ebook

E-Book & E-Audiobook – A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese

Who couldn’t use a bit of optimism these days, and in Keith Calabrese’s book, A Drop of Hope, we get that and more! In the small town of Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio we find families experiencing some very tough times whether it’s financial or personal, and they could all use a little bit hope and help. That’s where the…

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