Happy (Almost) Halloween! This #YAFriday we're spotlighting a new series that melds Caribbean island lore with adventure and touches of horror: Tracey Baptiste's The Jumbies.Looking for more JF and YA reads to put you in the Halloween spirit (pun intended)? Scroll back to our September 25th post: "Ghost Stories and Spooky Reads." [Read More]
This week for #lovinglibraries Thursday we want to highlight the weekly newsletter we've been doing for children and families since May. We love having this platform to stay connected with you and share what's going on at the library. You can check out last week’s newsletter here and subscribe here if you’re interested in staying up-to-date. [Read More]
This #YAFriday we're sharing some of the books in our collection that have been nominated for the first ever Ignyte Awards. The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the … [Read More]
This #lovinglibraries Thursday we're highlighting Kanopy--the popular on-demand film streaming service available for free for Winneshiek County residents through Decorah Public Library. For this post several of our staff members shared some of their favorite films that are available via Kanopy. Looking for Children's content? Check-out Kanopy Kids for educational films, television for kids, and storytimes. … [Read More]
It's #lovinglibraries Thursday and today we're feeling thankful: for our library patrons, our beautiful town, our librarian colleagues across the country, and for the authors, illustrators, and publishers who create books that inspire us and make us think. Looking for some books to ignite your own sense of gratitude this season? We've got you covered! … [Read More]
It's #YAFriday--and we love the way books can help us to be more compassionate: with others and with ourselves. Need a book to get you out of your head and into someone else's? Check-out this selection of diverse, award-winning, thoughtfully written YA and middle grade novels.
Ring Shout By P. Djèlí Clark I received an ARC of Ring Shout from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review. Roll back the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer seventy-five years to 1922, a year which was still chilly in the shadow of the Great War; replace the vampires with Lovecraftian … [Read More]
It's #YAFriday and we're in the mood for a graphic novel. You can find a huge variety of graphic novels at DPL: from funny series to historical fiction, romance to trickster tales. We like to think there's a graphic novel for every kind of reader. Do you read graphic novels? What's your favorite? [Read More]