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Ten YA Retellings of Cinderella

You know that romantic tale of the orphaned girl with a cruel stepfamily, who later becomes the belle of the ball and finds true love after fitting into a glass slipper. Here are several retellings of the fairy tale that appeal to modern day teens.Read More ›

Chinese New Year Books for Children

Here are some recommendations of books on Chinese New Year stories, traditions and food. Read More ›

Kwame Alexander Visits the Hamilton Grange Library

Kwame Alexander's visit came less than a week after his most recent novel, The Crossover, became the recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal, the American Library Association’s the top award given to "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."Read More ›

Recommendations Inspired by NY Times Best Sellers: February 15, 2015

Recommended readalikes for the top fiction titles this week.Read More ›

TV on DVD: 12 Complete Series Available at the Library

Hit the library and then hit the couch with your new favorite television series.Read More ›

Valentine's Day Books For Children

Valentine's Day is a day when love and friendship are celebrated. Read More ›

36 Fifty Shades of Grey Read-Alikes

The much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film will be released February 13, 2015. Here are 36 Shades of read-alike titles.Read More ›

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and DVDs For Children

On Monday, January 19, 2015 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some book and DVD recomendations about Martin Luther King Jr. for children.Read More ›

Love Your Forever by Robert Munsch and "Friends"

In Season 10, Episode 4, Joey does a dramatic reading of a book for Emma's birthday. Read More ›

14 Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2015

With the New Year come many new book releases. Here are some recommendations of some YA and adult books coming soon: Read More ›

Find Christmas Albums at the Library

Now that Christmas is approaching get in the holiday spirit with one of these wonderful Christmas albums from the circulating collection: Read More ›

My Favorite Quotes From YA Books I Read In 2014

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” Read More ›

14 Realistic (and Real Life) Titles for Teens

Realistic YA books free of vampires, paranormal beings, zombies, and governments out to brainwash the masses. Read More ›

Remembering Roberto Gómez Bolaños (1929-2014)

Mr. Bolaños was well known across Latin America for his shows El Chaco del Ocho y El Chapulin Colorado. He was an actor, writer and director. Read More ›

Christmas Books for Children

The holiday season is just beginning and I would like to recommend some holiday books in the library collections.Read More ›

11 YA Books That I Can't Wait to See On Screen

In the past few years many YA books have been successfully turned into films. Here are the next handful to get screen treatment.Read More ›

Great Historical Fiction for Teens, Just in Time for Autumn!

I don't know what it is about autumn but it puts me in the mood for history. Inspired by Octavian Nothing, here is a list of other historical fiction for teens.Read More ›

The Best YA Books I Read in 2014

One staff member's picks for the best young adult books this year.Read More ›

Eight Underrated Young Adult Fantasy Series

Fins, The Syrena Legacy, Lumatere Chronicles and more.Read More ›

Spotlight on Author Alyson Noël

Alyson Noël has written multiple book series. One of her bestselling series is The Immortals Series. Read More ›
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