Winter is an important season when it comes to literature for kids and teens! The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are announced annually in the new year (they’re the children’s literature equivalent of the Oscars), including the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Here in the WFPL Children’s Department, we also announce our very own award… Continue reading WFPL Children’s Book Awards 2020
Every so often I read a book that resonates with me for reasons I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the story or maybe the setting. After reading these books it is often difficult to dive into another one right away. A couple months ago I read such a book… Continue reading Books That Stick
Did you know that WFPL librarians can provide you with personalized reading recommendations? It’s a little-known service that we’ve offered for years, and it’s as easy as filling out a form on our website. Our librarians are always happy to suggest books in person, but if you can’t get to the library – or if… Continue reading Tailored to Your Tastes
I have to admit that I haven’t finished watching Game of Thrones—I’m almost done with season six—so there won’t be any spoilers here. What I have liked about G.O.T.: strong female characters, intrigue, the creation of a new world, and, of course, dragons. I know that I will feel somewhat bereft when I finally get… Continue reading What to do now that Game of Thrones has ended?