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I grew up in WDM and visited the "old" library on Grand Avenue every Saturday.  I still remember the help and encouragement I received from the staff members, who undoubtedly understood the value of my insatiable appetite for books! Today, at 50, I've had a successful writing and editing career for years... I credit that little building on Grand and its warm, wonderful staff with giving a young girl in the 1970s the tools to create a future with the written word. 

 

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Twenty-seven teens spent the Friday before Halloween solving an Escape Room–or rather, an Escape Library! With the time running out, four teams competed to solve clues and find lock combinations and to ultimately save the world from turning into zombies. Pictured above is the winning team and below are images as teams raced to find […]

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During National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO), writers can participate in an exciting challenge – write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30.  Since the inception of the event, there have been hundreds of thousands of novels written  Many YA novels were born during this event!   Check out some of the popular titles […]

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  For more information on the Teens Top Ten, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

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In Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Maddy is allergic to everything. Her air is purified before she can breathe it, every guest is cleaned before she meets him or her, she can’t even step outside. But she can look outside and one day she sees a boy move in next door. His name is Olly and he’s […]

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Thank you to the Fire Department for assisting with this fun program! Teens created protective contraptions to house their eggs as they made the drop from the top of the firetruck’s ladder. Would the eggs survive in one piece?

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Last Wednesday, Sara from Alternative Artistry taught a group of attentive and excited teens. They learned about the history of henna, how to make it, and got to try it on themselves! Thanks, Sara!              

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We have a new Summer Reading Club site for 2017!  If you’ve previously participated in our Summer Reading Clubs, you will need to Register on the new site one-time.  We hope to use this site for year-round reading challenges and more, so be sure to sign up! Once you register, then print out your reading […]

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Skyler and Luis of CLZN Co. hosted a teen workshop on screen printing this Wednesday! They created a design just for the library (thank you!) and taught the teens how to screen print it on their very own t-shirts!

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I’m an information junkie. Any time I hear a word I don’t know or the name of an obscure historical figure, I immediately write it down so I can look it up later. All these tidbits of information I gather get stored away in the “random facts” file in my brain. Fortunately I work at […]

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