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2016 ALA Teen Book Award Winners

Every January the American Library Association hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year. Of this year’s honorees, I … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Monday, February 15, 2-4 p.m. Columbia Public Library Bring more happiness into the world by helping us celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 14-20. Come learn about this national event, make plans for how you’ll … Continue reading

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Staff Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Why I Checked It Out:  “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir showed up as a highly suggested upcoming YA fantasy release on a variety of different blogs I visit. A lot of authors I respect also tweeted about … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Jinxes, Mazes and More

Summer is officially here. Time for kicking back and relaxing, trying new book series, and then scrambling to get the next part when you get to a riveting cliffhanger…yep, suckered again. Jinx. Jinx had a rough childhood – his parents died, his … Continue reading

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