Book Club Kits

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A large number of Book Club Kits are available to be checked out at any time by patrons with a valid library card.  The kit checks out for 6 weeks and cannot be renewed. No more than 2 kits can be borrowed at one time by a patron.

Books and Stories to Go

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A collection of over 100 Books and Stories to Go, also called Smart Start, bags on a variety of themes.  Available to any patron with a valid library card.

Lucky Day Collection

Lucky Day Collection

Are you looking for the newest best seller but don’t want to wait for the 92 people who are already on the hold list?  The Lucky Day Collection allows patrons to find the newest books without waiting.  Must be in person to check the shelves.  Lucky Day books and DVDs will check out for one week no renewals.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

There are now 50,000 Little Free Libraries all over the world. Search the official Little Free Library map to find any near you today!

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Great New Books to Enjoy During National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15 each year.  One way to celebrate is to read Hispanic fiction, and we have a great list for you! Adult Fiction… Great New Books to Enjoy During National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Five Back to School Books for Young Elementary School Readers

Since Alamance-Burlington schools are finally back in session, we’re going to celebrate this week with five great picture and easy reader books about school! Fiona Goes to School by Richard… Five Back to School Books for Young Elementary School Readers

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I Never Thought of It That Way

“I never thought of it that way : how to have fearlessly curious conversations in dangerously divided times.” Guzmán, Mónica. Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2022] This is the… I Never Thought of It That Way

Delicate Condition

Delicate condition. Valentine, Danielle. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2023] Trigger warnings: miscarriage, infertility, harm to animals Every person who has been pregnant or wants/wanted to be pregnant will see… Delicate Condition

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Tilly in Technicolor

Eddings, Mazey. Tilly in Technicolor. New York : Wednesday Books, 2023. I absolutely loved this neurodivergent romance! I would categorize it as YA/New Adult. The spice level is low, with… Tilly in Technicolor

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Saeed, Aisha, Al-Marashi, Huda, Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah and Ali, S.K. “Grounded.” New York : Amulet Books, 2023. This is a really great story for tweens, told by a bevy of Muslim… Grounded

A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education, Novik, Naomi. New York : Del Rey, [2020] Content Warnings:  Death, Violence, Gore, Murder, Child death, Death of a parent Being a good person can be really… A Deadly Education

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Ink Blood Sister Scribe

“Ink Blood Sister Scribe,” Törzs, Emma. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2023]. Content Warnings:  Blood, Death of a Parent, Gun Violence, Body Horror… Ink Blood Sister Scribe

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The Golden Spoon

“The Golden Spoon,” Maxwell, Jessa. New York : Atria Books, 2023. Content Warning: Sexual assault, child abandonment, anxiety/panic attacks. If you love baking competitions and cozy mysteries with an edge,… The Golden Spoon

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Happy Place

“Happy Place,” by Emily Henry. Copyright 2023, Berkley, New York (388 pages, $28.00). Content Warning: Death of parent, grief, sexual content, mental illness, alcohol, drug use. Harriet can’t wait for… Happy Place

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Once There Was

Once there was. Monsef, Kiyash. New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2023]. Once There Was is more than a wonderful YA (and upper Middle Grade) fantasy.… Once There Was

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That Self-Same Metal

“That self-same metal (the forge & fracture saga, book 1).” Williams, Brittany N. New York : ABRAMS, 2023. Content Warning: Racism, Death. This book was recommended to me because I… That Self-Same Metal

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Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

“Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life,” by Jonathan Van Ness. Copyright 2022, Harper One, New York (241 pages, $28.00). Content Warning: Animal Death, Homophobia, Transphobia, Eating Disorder,… Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

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Aquicorn Cove

“Aquicorn Cove,” by K. O’Neill. Copyright 2018, Oni Press Publication (90 pages, $13.00). Content Warning: Death of parent, Grief, Death. This graphic novel about a young girl, Lana, and her… Aquicorn Cove

The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway

The renaissance of Gwen Hathaway : a novel / Ashley Schumacher. New York : Wednesday Books, 2023. Content Warnings:  Grief, Fatphobia, Death of Parent. I adored this book. It is… The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway

A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen

A Door in the Dark

“A door in the dark” Reintgen, Scott. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2023]. Content Warnings:  Major Character Death, Murder, Torture, Fantasy Drug Use, Grief, Death of a Parent,… A Door in the Dark

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Silver Alert

“Silver Alert,” Lee Smith. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2023. Content Warning: dementia, cancer, child trafficking and death. I love Lee Smith’s writing – it… Silver Alert

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Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries

“Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries,” by Heather Fawcett. Copyright 2023, Del Rey (317 pages, $28.00). Content Warning: Blood, Kidnapping. One of my new favorite genres when it comes to what… Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries

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Children of the State: survival and hope in the juvenile justice system

Children of the state : survival and hope in the juvenile justice system. Hobbs, Jeff; New York : Scribner, [2023]. Jeff Hobbs uses the stories of several children and adults… Children of the State: survival and hope in the juvenile justice system

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The Silmarillion. Tolkien, J. R. R. ; edited by Christopher Tolkien. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1977. As a huge Lord of the Rings fan (I even have a Gandalf tattoo… Silmarillion

Miss Benson’s Beetle

Miss Benson’s beetle. Joyce, Rachel. New York : Dial Press, [2020]. Content Warnings: Miscarriage, Suicide, Stalking, Death of a Parent, Aftermath of War Set in 1950, Miss Benson’s Beetle is… Miss Benson’s Beetle

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Romantic Comedy

Romantic comedy : a novel. Sittenfeld, Curtis. New York : Random House, [2023] Romantic Comedy is the perfect, well, romantic comedy! Sally Milz is a writer for an infamous late… Romantic Comedy

Seen and Unseen

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s photographs reveal about the Japanese American incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge, illustrated by Lauren Tamaki. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2022.… Seen and Unseen

Blue Marlin

 “Blue Marlin” by Lee Smith.  Durham, NC:  Blair-Carolina Wren Press, 2020, 123 pages, $15.95 This slight novella by North Carolina author Lee Smith is a little pocket gem that can… Blue Marlin

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Dead Wake

“Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson.  New York:  Crown Publishers, 2015.   (430 pages) “Dead Wake” is the story of the massive Cunard ocean liner RMS… Dead Wake

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