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Carol H., healthcare professional

I've kept track of the e-books that I've checked out since the library started e-books in 2010 and what they cost on Amazon at the time I checked them out. 289 books - $2316. And that's not counting the audio books I've checked out. I've always told my kids that the library is one of the only things in life that's free! I've told many people about the wonderful things available at the library. 

 

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Welcome to Summer Reading 2019! Register for your reading log on our summer reading website and print your log at home or track your reading online or via the new Beanstack Tracker App (for iOS and Android). You can also stop by the library anytime we are open to register and pick up a paper […]

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In 2018, I (Liz, your resident teen library assistant) read 16 young adult books. I ended the year with Pride, by Ibi Zoboi. The book begins like this: “It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it’s a bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they […]

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Welcome to our second-annual Winter Reading Challenge! We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a Half Price Books gift card. To sign up, visit https://wdmlibrary.beanstack.org. If you have participated in other reading programs in the past […]

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Our second-annual Winter Reading Challenge starts this Saturday, December 1. We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a Half Price Books gift card. To sign up, visit https://wdmlibrary.beanstack.org. If you have participated in other reading programs […]

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Do you love pumpkin spice? Test your taste buds tomorrow with our 1st ever Pumpkin Spice Taste Challenge. Register here: http://wdmlibrary.librarymarket.com/word-pumpkin-spice-taste-challenge

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What is TAB Reading? Every month, I ask our TAB member what they’re reading. Here’s what they’ve been enjoying; check their recommendations out if you’re in need of a new book! Andrew—The Knife of Never Letting Go Delany—The Selection, Backlash, Blood Will Tell, The Body in the Woods Elisabeth—In the Afterlight, Clockwork Prince Jayden—Kingdom of […]

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Young Adult books featuring Native American characters, historical information, or Native American themes.  For more information, please visit https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

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Vote for your favorite books for the https://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2018-teens-top-reads Voting is open now through October 13 during Winners will be announced after Teen Read Week on October 15.  For more info visit https://teenreadweek.ning.com/ 

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Have you every dreamt of meeting your favorite author? Have you ever wanted to learn all their writing tips and secrets? Maybe that person is Ransom Riggs! And maybe you could! Write a short story (500-1000 words) inspired by the peculiar world of Miss Peregrine and submit it here for your chance! Ransom Riggs could […]

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