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YA Books of 2014

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As each year ends, every media publication puts out a list of what they consider to be the "Best Books" of the year. December means that my inboxes, print and digital, are filled with journalists and reviewers telling me what I should read and, more importantly, what books I should have purchased for our YA collection. This

A Novel Recommendation

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I recently listened to my first (complete) audiobook through Overdrive. You’d probably think that the Director of the library should have done this long ago (we’ve only had eaudio books since 2006!), but alas I had not. I regularly listen to audio books on CD because of my lengthy commute, but until recently, I either didn’t have

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Hi! It’s Miss Barbara, the Head of Children’s Services at Upper Dublin Public Library. Boy, have I seen a lot of you here at the Library or on my school visits over the last 21 years now! I get to select all the materials for children from birth through grade 5, which is a lot! Since we

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Hi! I’m Lauren Smyth, Assistant Director at Upper Dublin Public Library.  I get to plan library events for adults, coordinate UDPL’s volunteer team, and select digital books & audiobooks and music for you to borrow.  My love of The Hunger Games and other dystopian scenarios is explained by my past role as the UDPL’s Young Adult Librarian.

Hi! I'm India, the PR/Marketing Specialist. I'm an avid mystery reader--everything from police procedurals starring misanthropic detectives to culinary mysteries. I also read a smattering of dystopian scifi and any book with a twisted plot. I will never miss a Masterpiece Theater and successfully waste productive time by watching movies, gardening, cooking & eating out!

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Hello everyone. It’s Kay Klocko, Head of Reference and Adult Services. If you’ve come in looking for help on finding stuff in the library, getting our ebooks or emagazines to work or any other random query, you’ve probably gotten help from me. I’m usually to be found at the Information Desk in the afternoons; I buy our

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Welcome to our new website! I’m Cheri, the Director of the Library, and I’m excited to be blogging with you about the latest news from library land and sharing my favorite (or not) books, movies, etc. Warning: While I have the chance to occasionally read books for big kids, my three boys keep me drowning in picture

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Hi! My name is Molly and I am UDPL’s Young Adult Librarian. I am responsible for everything in the library that pertains to students between 6th and 12th grade.  I host programs for middle and high school students, organize the Teen Summer Reading Club, and oversee UDPL’s teen volunteer force, including the Teen Library Council. I also