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End of Summer Adult Booklists

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Taking a final vacation before Summer wraps up and need something to read? We got you covered! Check out links to some of the latest booklists available through Kent District Library:

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New Adult Booklists for Summer Reading

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Plenty of new booklists for adults are here to enjoy throughout Summer Reading @ KDL. Check out the links below to see what titles are available:

To find other great booklists from Kent District Library, click on the Books and More link on the top of the library’s website.

 


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New Adult Booklists

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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Looking for a good read to kick off the summer? Check out some of the new booklists we’ve put together:

For these booklists and more, be sure to check out the KDL Recommends page.

 


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New Adult Booklists

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Spring is finally here and KDL has put together some great new booklists for your enjoyment:

 


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How to Find Appropriate Reading for Kids

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Finding appropriate reading material for a child is not always an easy task for a parent. Mom and Dad certainly strive to identify literature that encourages their children’s interest in reading, yet sometimes it can be difficult to determine if a book is either content- or reading-level appropriate. As much as we’d love to read everything before our kids get their hands on them, in all likelihood that’s not going to happen. Luckily, there are a couple of online resources that parents can refer to for help (in addition to talking with your local KDL librarian).

Story Snoops and Common Sense Media are two websites that are helpful tools for parents to utilize in navigating the vast amounts of books available for children. They provide reviews of a wide range of youth and teen fiction. In addition to the reviews, each website gives recommendations for what age level is appropriate for reading a particular book based on its content. Both also have some of their own unique features. For example, Common Sense Media has a “Great Handpicked Alternatives” generator that provides titles that are similar to a particular book in subject content, but might be directed to a different age- or reading-level. Story Snoops has a section for each book it reviews called “the scoop,” which describes the book’s content in a way that’s essentially a “head’s up” or “spoiler” of what subject matter a reader will encounter over the course of the story.

 


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New Adult Booklists

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Looking for something new to read during Spring Break? Check out some of the new adult booklists available through KDL:

For these lists and more, check out the KDL Recommends section under Books and More.

 


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New Booklists

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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Winter weather is fast approaching, so it’s the perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy a book from some of our latest booklists:

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Glimpses of Heaven (Near-Death Experiences)

 

For additional booklists, be sure to check out the KDL Recommends section on our website.

 


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Business Research Tips – ReferenceUSA

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

ReferenceUSACheck out some of the new features in ReferenceUSA, one of our business research databases:

 

 

For additional business research resources as well as other online materials, make sure to look in the Reference Resources section of our website.


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We’ve Updated Our Booklists

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

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Check out some of the new booklists available!

World War I Nonfiction – Books about WWI events and the people involved.

Grow Happiness: Read About Gardens – Books for the “green thumb” in you!

Sure-Bet Smiles – Good stories that won’t bring you down.

To find these booklists and more, visit the KDL Recommends section on our website.

 


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New Booklists!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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Looking for something new to read? Check out 4 of KDL’s newest booklists!

Edgar Awards – Books selected by the Mystery Writers of America for their literary contributions to the Mystery Genre.

Rookie Mysteries – New and Acclaimed Mystery/Suspense series.

Imagined Lives – Biographical fiction based on the lives of real people.

Historical Fiction – An updated version with recent publications added.

 


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