Construye Un Mundo Mejor: Lectura de verano

Construye un Mundo Mejor Summer Reading slogan in Spanish

Lectura de verano Del sábado 20 de mayo al sábado 15 de julio In English Un vistazo a la lectura de verano Evento Cuándo Dónde Inicia la lectura de verano Sábado, 20 de mayo En todas las bibliotecas Fiesta Familiar Sábado, 20 de mayo, de 7 a 9 p. m. Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 […]

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Job Openings for Librarian I

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We're hiring! We have multiple openings for Librarian I's around the library system. All positions require weekend and evening shifts. Apply by May 19, 2017. Librarian I - 6120 Read full description and apply online. Librarian I (Youth/Young Adult - Librarian I) Read full description and apply online.

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Build a Better World This Summer!

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Summer Reading Saturday, May 20 - Saturday, July 15 En español Summer Reading at a Glance Event When Where Summer Reading starts Saturday, May 20 All libraries Family Fiesta Saturday, May 20, 7-9pm Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Road Free book giveaway for children and teens Starting Tuesday, May 30 All libraries, […]

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Look Deep into Vonnegut

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Slapstick, Or, Lonesome No More! is Kurt Vonnegut’s self declared fictionalized autobiography, the story of a man who calls himself Dr. Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain.  He’s the king of Manhattan and the former President of the United States, writing us this story from a post-apocalyptic world in which the sky is yellow, gravity is inconsistent at […]

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Do you have to give up normalcy to be a genius?

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Would I, of my own sound and volition, willfully dedicate my time to reading this book?  Probably not.  Admittedly, the cover is super cool and features some pretty awe-worthy eyebrows, (thanks Perelman) and the summary makes the whole thing seem like some intense, gripping tale of a life-changing event—which I guess it kinda was—but still.  […]

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How well do you know your literary dogs?

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Looking for a great book to Read to a Dog? Or just love reading books about animals? Take the quiz, then put one of these paw-friendly books on hold! Old Yeller Marley & Me Where the Red Fern Grows The Incredible Journey Travels With Charley Sounder A Dog's Purpose Call of the Wild The Story of […]

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Crazy Road Trips with Mad Cows

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Going Bovine centers around Cameron Smith, a 16 year-old loser who doesn’t care about anything. He is perfectly happy to drift off in a teenage haze. That is, until he finds out he’s going to die of mad cow disease. *Cue the road trip music* As a story, it hits the right notes and tone perfectly. […]

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Banshees and Cozy Friendships


With the recent return of BBC’s Sherlock TV show, there's nothing that warms the heart this winter season like snarky detectives and their underrated assistants. William Ritter’s Jackaby is the first installment about a man who can see the supernatural who teams up with a woman who can deduce from ordinary details. Jackaby and Abigail […]

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FREE Books for TEEN Readers!

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At the Dusenberry-River Library we have a Teen Advisory Board who loves to read. Over the past couple of years they have been writing reviews for our Picks by Teens section. The group decided to step up their game this year, and applied to be a galley group for Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Top […]

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