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From the Director, November 2020
November 2, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks. 

For many... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Autumn!
October 30, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Put on your jacket, because it’s Autumn! Let’s celebrate with fall-themed stories and songs!

QUESTIONS: Can you name all the seasons? What happens in Autumn? (Leaves change color, it gets a little cooler outside, Halloween...) Do you like apples? Do you like pumpkins? ... READ MORE
Preschool Fun: Space!
October 23, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Let’s journey into outer space this week!

QUESTIONS: Do you want to go to outer space?  How should we get there?  What do you think we’ll see? READ:

Any book on space, planets, or aliens that you may have! Or you can request a physical title such as Your Alien by Tammi... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Halloween!
October 16, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or Tweet! That’s right, it’s Halloween time, so this month our preschool fun will be a bit...spooky!

QUESTIONS: What does a ghost say?  What do we carve for Halloween?  What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?  What’s your... READ MORE
Halloween at Home
October 14, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

If you’re like me, and many other parents, you might be wondering how to keep the excitement and fright alive during Halloween this year for your child, while observing the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

With help from library... READ MORE

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The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram
January 13, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

One of the benefits of social media is being able to find people with the same interest as you, and, let’s face it, reading can often feel like a solitary habit. Type “bookstagram” into the search bar on Instagram and you’ll uncover a worldwide bibliophile community that not... READ MORE

Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old
January 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020.

As noted in previous years, these are... READ MORE

Top 10 Circulating Titles of 2020
January 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

From modern classics, to the latest in popular fiction, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles in 2020. Here... READ MORE

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