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2021 Youth Media Award Winners

Top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults.

Magazines in OverDrive

Read magazines without digging through the stacks! From HGTV Magazine to Us Weekly to Yoga Journal, there's something for everyone.
PimaLib_JanaB said:

Time zones here separate us by hours. Imagine a world where time zones separated us by decades, or even centuries? This is the world of The Glass Sentence.…

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How Amanda Gorman brought her poem to life

Did you notice how Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate, used pacing, rhyme, wordplay, and even gestures to make her poem engaging?

Read Harder 2021: A Middle Grade Mystery

Participating in Read Harder in 2021? Here are some middle grade mysteries that can be enjoyed by people of any age!
PimaLib_JeanSC said:

Tom wants to stay as invisible as possible his first year at Hamilton Middle School. But that’s kinda hard to do when you’re a Vam-Wolf-Zom. What’s that, you…

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are a few items in the Library's collection to learn more about this great man.
PimaLib_MeganH said:

Fans of history, mysteries, and ghost stories will love this book! This alternative history imagines what life would be like if ghosts were an everyday…

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PimaLib_AmyBo said:

As I read this, I found myself thinking "Please turn this book into a show!" It feels so similar to the show Over the Garden Wall and the art style would…

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Watch That's My Take videos created by local teens

That’s My Take was a project where filmmakers mentored over 120 teens who created short films, or book trailers, to promote books & reading

PCPL's 2020 Staff Picks!

What have library staff loved this year? Get lost in this list of print books and film/tv!

Taylor's Best Books 2020 - MG and YA Fiction

Check out librarian Taylor's favorite young adult and middle grade books from 2020!

Happy 20th, "Because of Winn-Dixie"

Kate DiCamillo's classic "Because of Winn-Dixie" was published 20 years ago! Read a few other cherished middle-grade books.

Bored kids? Enter the Prenda Holiday Coding Contest

Prenda Code Club has a new coding challenge open to youth ages 8-18. There are some very cool prizes for the winners.

For the Birds!

Bird watching is great Fun! Learn more!
PimaLib_JeanSC said:

Twelve-year-old Coyote and Rodeo (don’t call him Dad) are on a five-year road trip, living in a converted school bus and running away from a tragedy. And…

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