Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away and lately we're noticing more folks requesting more Valentine's Day books in their curbside book bundles. We hear you. Whether you're experiencing romantic love or just reading about it, this week we're highlighting YA Romance novels. Happy reading!
It's YA Friday and this week we're celebrating poetry! This week's list includes some books of poetry, a memoir in verse, and a number of Junior Fiction and Young Adult novels in verse. For those who don't know, a novel in verse combines the music and lyricism of poetry with the plot, characters, and narrative … [Read More]
Decorah, Iowa – 20 January 2021 –Decorah Public Library staff are pleased to announce that Zach Row-Heyveld has been hired to fill the vacant Administrative Coordinator position. “Zach brings a really fantastic skillset around crafting and marketing energizing programs that connect people with the arts, as well a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for innovation to … [Read More]
Remote Control By Nnedi Okorafor I received an ARC of Remote Control from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review. Remote Control was my first experience with Nnedi Okorafor (an author I’ve become increasingly guilty for not having read over the years), and I am pleased to say it was a positive one. … [Read More]
It's #YAFriday and today we're highlighting new additions to our graphic novel collection. Are you a teacher or teacher whose interested in learning how graphic novels can support literacy and learning? Check-out this article from Edutopia.. https://www.edutopia.org/article/build-empathy-and-understanding-pairing-comics-novels ...which explores using graphic novels to facilitate reading comprehension and social-emotional competencies. [Read More]
It's #YAFriday and this week we're highlighting read-alikes for a handful of popular middle grade and young adult books. We gathered these suggestions from a variety of sources...including our own reading experiences. We hope they are valuable for you! We know, of course, that every reader is different. Have suggestions for us, feedback for us, … [Read More]
We love a year end booklist! This #YA Friday we're highlighting books from NPR's Best YA Books of 2020. You can find these books (and many others) in our collection. Happy reading!