Lock and Key – Read It and Rate It

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ruby Cooper has just been hauled off to live with her sister, Cora and her husband Jamie after 10 years of not a peep from her. All she did was live in a house by herself since her mom had left her, but she was doing fine! Even though the yellow house was infested with bugs and the water didn’t … Read more

Wildfire – Read It and Rate It

Wildfire Maple Hills series, book #2 by Hannah Grace Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) In this book, Russ and Aurora have a great one-night stand after meeting at a party, but Aurora suddenly leaves after because she is used to not wanting much from men based on the strained relationship she has with her father. Then when they both get to camp, they realize they are both counselors and first start … Read more

Icebreaker – Read It and Rate It

Icebreaker Maple Hills series, book #1 by Hanna Grace Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this book Anastasia Allen and Nathan Hawkins are forced to share an ice rink when one of the two melts thanks to a prank. Soon they meet again at a party and both Stassie and Nate’s best friends start dating, leading Anastasia and Nate to be closer as well. Anastasia pretends to hate Nate after … Read more

It’s Like This, Cat – Read It and Rate It

It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville Adventure Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Dave and his father don’t get along. At all. In fact, one of the only reasons that they keep their arguments to a smaller level (that still ends with Dave storming out of the house and running to a different house, Kate’s) is the fact that his mother gets asthma anytime she hears a more violent … Read more

Dog Who Could Fly – Read It and Rate It

The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side by Damien Lewis Adventure Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * (Amazing!) In the winter of 1939-40, a French pilot and his Czech gunner are shot down over the German front lines while trying to gather photos for reconnaissance. Robert needs to find shelter, and fast: Pierre’s leg is bleeding and he … Read more

Do-Over – Read It and Rate It

The Do-Over by Lynn Painter Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Emilie Hornby, a teenage high schooler, lives through a repeating time loop nightmare that occurs on Valentine’s Day. After a stressful day at school watching her boyfriend Josh cheat on her, she escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and consolation. She passes out on the couch for the night, but when she wakes up, she’s back in … Read more

Self-Defense for Teens Gallery (February 2024)

Lindsey Daehnke from Strictly Self Defense held a teen self-defense workshop at the library in February. Participants learned a variety of techniques to keep themselves safe in various situations., and left class feeling empowered! Check out some photos from the class below:

Moongarden – book review

Moongarden Plotting the Stars #1 by Michelle A. Barry Fantasy Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) In the future, on the Moon, where humans were forced to flee when the Earth’s plants turned against them, Myra Hodger is attending boarding school. Everyone expects her to follow in the footsteps of her Number Whisperer parents, but her talents lie elsewhere. If she doesn’t discover her particular brand of magic soon (she hasn’t shown any … Read more

Well, That Was Unexpected – book review

Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto Funny Realistic Fiction Romance Rom-Com * * * * Stars (Great!) Sharlot and George find themselves at the center of a teenage rom-com entirely fabricated by their well-meaning parents, after each is discovered in an embarrassing sexual situation. To get some distance from her boyfriend, Sharlot is whisked off to Indonesia where her mother creates an online dating profile for her and starts exchanging messages with “George.” … Read more

Their Vicious Games – book review

Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Adina Walker had her whole future revoked when she got in a fight with her former best friend. The scandal got out and her acceptances to Yale and all her other college options were recinded. Now, the only option left to her is to somehow get herself into “The Finish,” a competition sponsored by the founders (the Remingtons) of her very … Read more