Thanks for a great summer of reading!

Now that August is here, it is time for our Oceans of Possibilities summer reading challenge to sail off into the sunset. We would like to thank each and every one of you who participated this summer! It has been an incredible eight weeks of reading, activities, and celebration of community. When we all come together, there is truly an ocean’s worth of possibilities.

Altogether, we had 468 summer reading participants with a total of 399,932 minutes read. Wow!

Here are some highlights and pictures from our summer.

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5 New Adult Graphic Novels That Hit Our Shelves in July

Take a look at these new adult graphic novels that hit our shelves in July!

This month, we also divided our adult graphic novels into young adult and adult. The young adult graphic novels will now be available in the Teen Room, and the adult graphic novels have moved upstairs to the left. If you haven’t been in since we moved these collections, make sure to take a look during your next visit.

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Give Back to the Community by Becoming a Friend of the Library

If you’ve ever been to our library book sale, enjoyed the refillable water bottle station, or recently brought in a young one to play with our new children’s toys, then you can thank the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library is a group of community members who support the library by volunteering their time and talent. The more, the merrier! The Friends are seeking more friends to join their organization, particularly those who are interested in being active within the group.

Read on to learn more about the Friends and why you should join.

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The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera: A Reed Reads! Book Rec

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Where to find this book at Reed Memorial Library:

  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Call number: J FIC Higuera
  • View it on our catalog

This one goes out especially to our young readers: Sarah from Public Services recommends The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera, a newly released middle grade novel. Keep reading to learn more about this book.

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Free Books Monthly for Kids Under 5 with Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library

Did you know that your child from birth to five years old is eligible to receive a free book every month? Keep reading to find out how…

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The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel: A Reed Reads! Book Rec

The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel

Where to find this book at Reed Memorial Library:

  • Large Print
  • Call number: LP Creel
  • View it on our catalog

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, today’s staff book recommendation may interest you! Laura, one of our Public Services Library Associates, recommends The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel.

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Explore Oceans of Possibilities with our Summer Reading Challenge!

This week kicks off our summer reading challenge, Oceans of Possibilities!

By logging your reading minutes and participating in activities, you earn smaller prizes along the way and tickets to enter our grand prize drawings! Each week, a new set of activities will be unlocked for you to complete. You have until July 31, 2022 to enter all your progress into Beanstack, because the winners for the grand prize drawings will be drawn August 1!

Keep reading to learn more about our summer reading challenge and to check out the grand prizes.

[August 2, 2022 note: Our summer reading challenge has now ended, but you can take a look at how the summer went by reading our summer reading wrap-up post here.]

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8 New Adult Books that Hit Our Shelves in May

There’s nothing quite like cracking open a brand new book. We love our new books!

So in case you missed these, here are 8 new adult books that hit our shelves in May. This list features two fiction, two non-fiction, one mystery, one science fiction, and two large print books.

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