Amanda reviews… Finding Langston

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome Published: 2018 Age Range: 10-12 Genre: Historical Fiction Awards: Coretta Scott King Nominee Amanda (Piper’s human) read Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome and this is what she thought… Langston and his father move from Alabama to Chicago after his mother passes away. Langston thinks he will never adjust to city life, but he discovers a lot more […]

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The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead

Fifth-grader and only child Bea is excited to meet her soon-to-be step-sister after her dad announces that he is remarrying. As she helps her dad and his partner plan their wedding, she must also learn to manage her worry and forgive herself for her past mistakes. Bea suffers from anxiety which was very relatable to […]

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What’s the Plan? Phased Re-Opening

We know everyone is anxious to get back to the library and have been asking lots of questions about what our plan for reopening is. Well, we (being detail obsessed librarians) have come up with a multi-phased plan that will be implemented over the course of the upcoming weeks. First, all staff are back in […]

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Chance reviews… Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith Published: 2014 Age Range: 15+ Genre: Science Fiction Awards: 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Winner Chance read Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith and this is what he thought… High school sophomore Austin Szerba copes with confusion about his sexual identity alongside an outbreak of giant praying-mantis creatures that eat people in his small Iowa town. Austin has […]

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Helpful Resources: COVID-19, Employment, Mental Health, & More

Free Online Courses and Online Learning Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): Transitioning to Online Learning Digital Promise: List of Online Learning Resources Resources for Supporting Learners with Disabilities Digital Learning Playbook Micro-credentials COVID-19 Library Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) NASA STEM Engagement How to get published from SAGE Campus From the National Education […]

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