Start a Night Buddies Book Club

Book clubs are growing in popularity. In 2023, the number of book club events listed on Eventbrite was up 24 percent over the previous year. And middle-grade readers are getting in on the fun! Summer is the perfect time for your very own Night Buddies Book Club! You really only need three things to start […]

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Let’s Read Outside!

Spring has sprung and some days are just too nice to stay inside, but that doesn’t mean you have to put down your book. Crosley and John have been scouring the Borough for prime outdoor reading spots. What places in your neighborhood would be good for reading? We share some ideas below. But before we […]

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What’s a Book Trailer?

Do you know what a book trailer is? You know when you go to the movies and they show your previews—or trailers—of upcoming movies? A book trailer is a preview of a book. The trailer usually sets the scene for the story and tells you a little about the characters and plot. It will tell […]

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Classics Middle Grade Readers Still Love

  Our your next trip to the library, look for one of these six classics that kids still love today. They make wonderful summer reading books or great stories to read aloud together at bedtime. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  Written in 1908, Anne of Green Gables is the story of Anne Shirley, […]

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Best Middle-Grade Fiction 2022, Part 2

Today we bring you part two of librarians’ picks for the best middle-grade fiction of 2022. Each year, the School Library Journal names its top books. We share four more of their selections for readers eight through twelve with your today. The books are presented in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Descriptions come […]

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A Parents’ Guide to Graphic Novels

If you have a young reader in the house, you may have an acquaintance with graphic novels. The Oxford dictionary defines a graphic novel as “a full-length (esp. science fiction or fantasy) story published as a book in comic-strip format.” The number of illustrations and amount of text used in graphic novels varies. Just so […]

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