Tiny Art Show Exhibit Gets “Carried Away”!

After putting out a Call for Artists at the beginning of the month, we received a tremendous response of 96 miniature masterpieces for our first Tiny Art Show!

Community members have been thoroughly enjoying the display this week, many complimenting the talent and creativity showcased through each person’s art. “It is wonderful to see how differently each person has interpreted the prompt,” one patron remarked. The theme for this art show was “Get Carried Away,” coinciding with the annual Ravenna Balloon A-Fair. We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who shared their art with us.

If you haven’t been able to make it into the library this week, fear not: we took pictures!

Artists who submitted art can pick up their canvases any time this week, so if you want to see exhibit, make sure to stop in soon.

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Stepping Stones and Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley: A Reed Reads! Book Rec

Stepping Stones and Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley

Where to find Stepping Stones at Reed Memorial Library:

Where to find Apple Crush at Reed Memorial Library:

Brittany from Youth Services is giving us a 2-for-1 recommendation with the Peapod Farms graphic novels! Read on to learn more about these middle grade reads.

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Call for Artists: Enter our First Tiny Art Show

Reed Memorial Library is hosting its first ever Tiny Art Show. A Tiny Art Show is exactly as it sounds–it’s like a regular art show, only tiny!

The Tiny Art Show is free and open to all ages. Continue reading to learn how to be a part of this miniature community art exhibit.

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New Picture Books We Love

When’s the last time you read a picture book? Whether you just finished reading one moments ago or it’s been thirty years since you last picked one up, your life may be brightened a bit by these new picture books we’ve added to our collection lately. We just love them and we hope you’ll love them, too!

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Get Carried Away with our Fall Reading Challenge

Even though our summer reading challenge recently ended, reading is fun all-year-round. Join us starting September 4th for our Get Carried Away with Reading fall challenge!

By joining this challenge, you will officially become a Library Explorer. Do not take this responsibility lightly. Library Explorers are the coolest people you will ever meet! (Trust me, we are also Library Explorers, so we would know.) As fellow Library Explorers, we would like to invite you to embark on an adventure with us. Keep reading to learn the details…

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Borrow Video Games with Your Library Card

Get your game on, thanks to your local library! At Reed Memorial Library, we have a wide selection of video games just waiting to be checked out with your library card for free. (Ah, the magic word we all love: free… Music to our ears.)

Our video game loans are perfect for gamers on a budget, trial runs, or anyone who likes to change up their gaming frequently. Keep reading to learn more about which games you can find at the library.

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The Duke and I by Julia Quinn: A Reed Reads! Book Rec

The Duke and I (Bridgerton series) by Julia Qunn

Where to find this book at Reed Memorial Library:

  • Adult Fiction or Large Print
  • Call number: FIC Quinn or LP Quinn
  • Also available as eBook or eAudiobook
  • View it on our catalog

Nicole from Public Services recommends The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. Read what she has to say about this one!

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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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