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6 09, 2018

Learn Some Tips & Tricks for College Saving!

By |September 6th, 2018|

Budgeting for college expenses can be tricky and stressful, and those aren’t exactly words you want attached to such an amazing adventure, right? The Library offers a wealth (pun intended) of information that may help parents and students alike as they venture into those college unknowns. This month we’ll

26 04, 2018

Staff Pick: “I am Alfonso Jones”

By |April 26th, 2018|

Alfonso Jones is shot and killed by an off-duty cop while shopping in a store for his first suit. He’s 15 years old. Thus begins his journey as a ghost through the NYC subway system, interacting with other spirits who were also murdered through gun violence. In Tony Medina’s I

2 04, 2018

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens at the Library!

By |April 2nd, 2018|

Do you love the Library? Do you want to mentor younger kids? Do you need community service hours? Stop by the Library April 2-May 6 and drop off a volunteer application! Teens going into 7th grade through the age of 17 are welcome to apply. Not only will you have the

5 10, 2017

Fanfiction: Learning What It is and Creating Your Own

By |October 5th, 2017|

Have you ever watched a TV show or read a book, and you were so sad when it ended because you wanted more more more!? Why not give fanfiction a try? Fanfiction writing combines a passion for a favorite series, character, or storyline with creative writing, where fans take the

6 04, 2017

Be a Volunteen at the Library this Summer!

By |April 6th, 2017|

If you love giving back to your community, have a passion for literacy, and are interested in working with your peers in a fun-filled environment, then becoming a STAR Volunteer at the Library is basically the best idea ever. Check out the info below and come join us at the

31 01, 2017

Staff Picks: Ugly

By |January 31st, 2017|

Exactly how much can your physical demeanor influence your choices and the path you travel, from the moment you are born onward? Robert Hoge explores this question in his autobiography “Ugly,” which covers his life from birth to 17 years old. Hoge was born with twisted legs and a tumor

22 09, 2016

Staff Picks: The Gallery

By |September 22nd, 2016|

As the head of household at the famous Sewell mansion in the 1920s,  12-year-old Martha’s Ma quickly hires her as the new kitchen maid; a necessity after Martha smart talks her teacher one too many times and gets kicked out of her local parish school. Mr. Sewell is the wealthy

25 03, 2016

Read of the Week: Dumplin’

By |March 25th, 2016|

According to, well, herself, Willowdean Dickson is about the last person predicted to compete in a pageant show, and it isn’t because she’s a (self-proclaimed) “fat girl.” It’s because pageants are an old fashioned diatribe of materialistic desires, full of shallow competitors. Unfortunately, Willow’s former beauty queen mother happens to

2 03, 2016

Teen Tech Week 2016: Create It @ the Library!

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Every March, Teens around the nation are celebrated for the creativity, drive, and inspiration that they bring to their Libraries year-round. Innovation is a forefront in Libraries every day of the year, but resources and programs are especially highlighted during Teen Tech Week so Teens can explore different opportunities and interests

14 01, 2016

Read of the Week: Ash & Bramble

By |January 14th, 2016|

At the opening of Sarah Prineas’ “Ash & Bramble,” Pin wakes up in a fortress, dirty, cold, and with no memory of her past. She’s immediately thrust into hard labor as a seamstress and days pass in a blur as she and other women sew stitch after stitch after stitch.