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September 30, 2020

10 Spooky Books We Recommend for Halloween

Something we all share at Alexandria is a love for books and reading, which means there’s no shortage of recommendations around here. Since Halloween is just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of fun and eerie books with options for all ages.
September 29, 2020

October Posters

This month we've rolled out a classic set of reading posters and social media graphics so you can encourage and uplift your patrons during social-distancing.
September 17, 2020

5 Library Notices to Lighten Things Up

We’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you connect and serve your library community during this rare and unprecedented time.
August 24, 2020

September Posters and Jeopardy Game

This month we've rolled out a classic set of reading posters and social media graphics so you can encourage and uplift your patrons during social-distancing.
August 3, 2020

Beginning-of-Year Pandemic Preparation

We’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you connect and serve your library community during this rare and unprecedented time.
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June 16, 2015

Book Review: Escape Reality with Candy and the Creepy Creatures of Abarat

In Clive Barker’s Abarat, readers meet 16-year-old Candy Quackenbush, a small-town girl with an alcoholic father and weak-willed mother. Candy knows there are more interesting places out there and longs for something weird. When Candy meets the John brothers, a creature with 1 body and 8 heads, she brings the […]
August 19, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE WINNER’S CURSE

Guest Post by Mia Seventeen-year-old Kestrel lives in an empire where adulthood offers only two choices: get married or join the military. Her father, a general, expects her to choose the latter path, while certain eligible young men hope for the former. Kestrel desires neither. One day while wandering the […]
October 26, 2016

Book Review: The Testing

  For children coming into adulthood in the United Commonwealth, being chosen as a Testing candidate for the University—where all the future leaders, inventors, and scientists are trained— has no greater honor. Cia is thrilled when she is one of the chosen, especially since no one from her colony has […]
December 8, 2016

Book Review: The Brothers Lionheart

  10-year-old Karl Lion (called Rusky) spends most of his days on a sofa-bed. When he finds out he doesn’t have long to live, his only comfort is in the tales told to him by his beloved older brother, Jonathan (called Lionheart for his bravery). The tales are of Nangiyala, […]