More Lesser Known Works by Classic Authors

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There are some writers who are almost universally acknowledged as "classic". Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton Jane Austen, Mary Shelley...When you hear these names, you automatically associate them with the…

Classics Meets Comics with ComicsPlus

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It should come as little surprise to all of you that I love the classics. But, I also know the struggles and roadblocks that readers often find concerning these texts.…

Juneteenth Titles

Juneteenth (June 19th) is now a federal holiday. This historic celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and marks the day when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned…

Fathers in Film

This weekend we celebrate Father's Day. Whether you are a father or know a father, one thing is for sure, fatherhood can be complicated. The following films present fathers in…

Sharing Secrets with PostSecret

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Psst! I have a secret to tell you...I love reading the secrets of strangers. If that sounds weird to you, then I bet you've never heard of PostSecret before. PostSecret…

Unlikeable Characters (That We Secretly Love)

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There are two types of unlikeable characters in books. The first is the kind that you genuinely don't like-- the kind that leave you gnashing your teeth, tearing out your…

A Summer at Sea: My Three-Month Reading List

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Now that summer is upon us, it's time to start thinking about summer reading. This is the time of year when I get the most reading done. I'm not necessarily…

Storytime Round-up: June 8

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Thank you to everyone that attended storytime this week! Here's a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime. This week's theme was Ms. Jamie's Favorites! Books Please, Puppy,…

Lesser Known Works by Classic Authors

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I'm always on the hunt for a new classic. And of course what I mean by that is a classic that I've not heard of before (or at least one…

Little Learners

Welcome Little Learners! Each month this summer, we will focus on skills and activities that will help grow your brain power this summer! This month's Little Learners Box is all…

A Whale of a Book: Reading Moby-Dick

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When I was in college, I met up with a friend and her cousin for coffee, and while we enjoyed our lattes, he waxed lyrical about how Moby-Dick was the…

Health on the Shelf: Brain Books

Books on brains get our attention! This, of course, is especially true in the area of Health and Wellness. Following is a list of six beneficial brain books that examine…