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Tech Tips: How to use the SWAN Libraries + app

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Did you know that there is an app you can use to search for library materials, place …
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Partnering for teen mental health

American teens are in a mental health crisis, according to the Office of the Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and it …
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Adventure begins at your library: Digital audiobooks & adult summer reading

By Ian Gosse, Older Adult Services Librarian June is Audiobook Appreciation Month It seems like we have a month and/or week to celebrate just about …
Miss Eileen planting in the Accessible Community Garden

Supported gardening: What’s happening in the Community Sensory Garden

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Did you know that 70% of disabled adults do not engage in community activities? The first time I heard this …
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37 things to do with your little ones this summer

There is so much to do and explore during the summer! Together with the Collaboration for Early Childhood, we’ve put together a collection of activities …
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Updated for summer: Early Bird Learning videos: A virtual tutorial for babies, toddlers & preschoolers

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Summer is the perfect time for tons of outdoor play! We’ve compiled some of our favorite songs, activities, and rhymes …
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25 sizzling hot new books, movies & TV shows

Collection Management Librarians Andrea, Dontaná, and Kathy Jump into summer with these new books, movies, and TV shows that we think will be hot, hot, …
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The Storyline returns: Summer issue now out

This latest issue of the library’s magazine (pdf) highlights summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults, plus: New pop-up libraries (physical and digital) around …

Events, book discussions & book club support


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