Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International that celebrates the freedom to read. Held since 1982, the final week of September every year is dedicated to the discussion of books frequently banned or challenged. Books have been burned, removed from libraries and schools, and debated because... Continue Reading →

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Genre: contemporary fiction Published: 2003 Page Count: 226 pages Listen Time: approx. 6 hours Call #: ACD HADDO Availability: In audio at the library and both audio and text on Libby “Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very... Continue Reading →

New To Our Shelves In September!

Below are some exciting new titles that have been introduced to the library this month. Come buy and check one out or browse the stacks for some interesting reads! Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat Genre: Short Story collectionPublished: 2019Page Count: 224Listen Time: 6 hoursCall #: F DANTIAvailability: OCPL- book, Libby- Ebook and audio Call Your... Continue Reading →

Author Highlight: Neil Gaiman

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten"Neil Gaiman Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Comedy for adults and children Neil Gaiman is an English author who is known for his novels, short stories, film writing, and graphic novels. Several... Continue Reading →

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy / Dystopian FictionPublished: 2011Page Count: 579Listen Time: approx 16 hoursCall #: F CLINEAvailability: 1 copy at the library, text and audio on Libby “I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn't know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid,... Continue Reading →

The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Young Adult FantasyPublished: 2015Series: The Wrath & The Dawn Bk. 1Page Count: 404Listen Time: Approx. 11 hours Call #: JF AHDI BK. 1 WRATAvailability: 1 copy at the library, text and audio on Libby “I will live to see tomorrow's sunset. Make no mistake. I swear. I will live to see as many sunsets... Continue Reading →

End of Summer Reading Challenge

I don't think I'm alone when I say that I started this 2020 year off with a whole lot of reading, for obvious reasons. With my to-be-read pile decimated and no book stores open (although I have plenty of other books I could have read), my reading habits slowed to a mere crawl. Now, with... Continue Reading →

Show Some Pride!

June is a pride month, a time set aside for members of the LGBTQ+ community (and their supporters) to celebrate and raise awareness for equality. Below is a small selection of LGBTQ+ books that the library has to offer which explore themes such as love, identity, and what it means to be yourself in a... Continue Reading →

Why I Read.

As most kids do, I started reading because it was an escape from the real world. Books contained magic, and adventure, and it fueled my imagination. My best friend and I would reenact books that we’d read in my back yard. Pretending that if we crossed over this fallen tree we would be in Terabithia... Continue Reading →

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Genre: Crime FictionPublished: 2005Series: MillenniumPage Count: 644Listen Time: Approx. 16 hoursCall #: F MILLE BK. 1, ACD MILLE BK. 1Availability: Audio and physical in house and on libbyRating: 9/10 Henrik Vanger has been searching for the truth of his niece’s disappearance for 40 years. He’s finally driven to hire Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who has... Continue Reading →

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