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Banned Books Week: The Hunger Games

Friday, October 5th, 2012


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was first published in 2008 and quickly became a popular book that has since been made into a popular movie.  The book earned mostly positive reviews from fellow authors and book critics to help propel its popularity, but some people disliked the book: some called the language offensive and others called it anti-family and insensitive.  Whatever the reason, the result was that the book became one of the most frequently challenged books of the 21st century. The American Library Association listed it in the top 5 Challenged Books for both 2010 and 2011.

I enjoyed reading The Hunger Games and am glad KDL provides access to frequently challenged books.


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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Library Card Sign-up Month is a celebration held at the beginning of the new school year during which librarians across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

Stop by, sign up for a card if you don’t have one, and say “hi” to our librarians!

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Best New Sci-Fi / Fantasy Books

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Do you like Sci-Fi and Fantasy? If so, check out the 2012 winners of the Hugo Awards.  Each year the Hugo Awards are determined by the World Science Fiction Society and presented at the World Science Fiction convention, hosted this year in Chicago. 

Stop by a KDL branch or go online and check out or request an Hugo Award-winning Sci-Fi & Fantasy book like Digger, Volume One by Ursula Vernon, the winner of the Best Graphic Story.






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World War II Recommendations

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

September 2, 1945, saw the formal surrender of Japan aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, marking the end of World War II.  World War II brought death and devastation to many countries throughout the world.  We are thankful for the sacrifices that were made by so many young men and women around the globe. 

To celebrate the end of World War II, why not check out one of our WWII recommendations and read a story based on a historical event.  These KDL recommendations contain both nonfiction, fiction and DVDs.


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Back-to-School Books

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

It’s the time of year again when the little ones are going back to school. Some are going for their first time and might be a bit nervous this week. Luckily, KDL has created this great booklist of picture books and beginning readers about heading to school.

There also are lots of amazing coping books you can choose from to read to your children that should help settle their first-week jitters, like the book Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards by Serge Bloch.


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Medieval Fiction Recommendations

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Travel back to a time of siege warfare, Viking raids, clashing kingdoms and scheming plots to gain the throne! If you have a love for all things medieval, you will enjoy many of the books on our new Medieval Fiction booklist. This booklist has a wide range of stories set in different locations and time periods, sure to thrill.

My personal favorite is Outlaw by Angus Donald; it is a fresh telling on the classic tale of Robin Hood but with a new twist to the morals and character of Robin Hood.



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