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If you’ve happened to visit the Teen Space at UDPL in the last few days, you were probably shocked when you saw that the shelves behind the sofa were empty. I have to admit, it does look a little worrisome - empty shelves in a library are rarely a good thing. But in this case, it actually

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For anyone who’s read my past posts, you know that I enjoy audiobooks. For someone like me managing a family of 5 with two full-time careers, I don’t have a lot of time to relax, let alone read. But I love books and thanks to the availability of so many free audiobooks (on CD or digital) in

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As if the weather wasn’t indication enough, something else is happening today that makes me absolutely positive that summer has arrived at UDPL! Beginning this morning, and regardless of your age, you can sign up for one of our 2015 Summer Reading Clubs. Our summer theme this year is “Every Hero Has A Story” and we are

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If you have a child who is just learning to read, you may spend most of your time perusing the Library's Easy Readers titles. Unfortunately, there's no standards among the publishers that produce these books so essentially you are left to guess which books might inspire your early reader. A commonly known practice, the 5-finger rule, is one

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I’ve always loved series books. My childhood librarian, am imposing Scottish woman with a thick accent and a heart of gold, used to set the latest Baby-Sitter’s Club titles aside for me because she knew how much I loved them. From there, I graduated to Lloyd Alexander’s The Prydrain Chronicles, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and

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When I was hired as the Teen Librarian, one of the first interview questions I received was “What do you think about 3D printers and what would you do if we had one?” I didn’t know much about 3D printing at the time, but I could tell that this was something that UDPL was passionate about and

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I know what most of you are thinking. Your idea of opera is a lot of ear-splitting singing in languages you don't understand. When we tried to find a clip art image to use on our publicity for this event, a search for opera only came up with images of performers in horned helmets with braids. But tonight's

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I still remember the first time I ever cracked open the glossy pages of my first American Girl Doll catalog. I was nine and friend of my mother’s brought me the catalog because there was a doll in it with *my* name and who wore braided pigtails just like I did. I was enthralled by the pages

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An adorable little fox named Ruthie is our main character in this touching picture book. Ruthie loves tiny things. One day she finds a very tiny camera on the playground. Because she is so entranced with the tiny camera, she decides to keep it for herself, though she knows it doesn't really belong to her. When confronted

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Here’s what you probably already know about James Patterson: - He is the beloved author of one hundred and thirty-five for books written for adults, teens, and tweens since 1976. - He has had nineteen consecutive number one books on the New York Times list of bestselling novels. - He holds a Guinness World Record for the most number of

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