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Latino Voter Suppression: A Brief Look

Posted about 22 hours ago by Kathy Coker
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November Means NaNoWriMo

Posted about 4 days ago by Meg Raymond
EVERY STORY MATTERS.  START WRITING YOURS. “Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in […]
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Why YA Lit is Important

Posted about 1 week ago by Jennifer Deuell
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As we near the end of TeenTober, I just want to talk a little bit about why YA literature is so important. Young adult literature has really flourished in the […]
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Love, Seldom, Trust, Never

Posted about 2 weeks ago by April Freeman
Posted in Book Reviews
( When the Game Start Playing You!) AUTHOR TY MARSHALL This title alone had me intrigued about what was within these pages. Ty Marshall is one of the authors that […]
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Voting Machines! Plus, Political Fiction for Every Political Taste

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
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Every four years, the United States elects a new president. For the first 50 years or so of our nation’s history, voting was done in person at the local courthouse […]
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Voting and Elections for Kids!

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
Voting and elections are in the news. It’s important and sometimes difficult to talk to kids about the process, results and why it’s all so necessary. Here are some titles […]
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Antidote for Reality: Fictional Libraries

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Robyn Webb
Together, let’s take a moment to step back from being inundated with news and worry. In this series of blog posts about escapist reads, explore stories that convey you to […]
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Browsing the New Shelves (While You Can’t) – Life as a Work of Art

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, which gives you digital options for browsing the new bookshelves. Add in curbside pickup, and […]
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Focus on the New: Picture Books

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
Picture books are equal parts text and illustration. All ages may delight in the settings and characters as pictures help tell the story. Here’s a baker’s dozen new titles available […]
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Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List (Part 3)

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to the third and final installment of the “Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List” blog post. If you missed the first two posts in this series, you can […]
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