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Librarian advocates for the value of ‘reading endurance’ by Brittney Uecker - I am currently in the slog of a book I cannot stand. The summary sounded interesting and it received decent reviews, but upon reading it, I’m finding myself struggling to turn the pages. The pacing is slow, the plotline vacillates between downplaying significant events and overdramatizing mundane ones, and the characters are vapid and undeveloped.
Youth Librarian moved by Rob Rufus memoir by Brittney Uecker - Much in the same way that adolescence itself encompasses an enormous spectrum of experience, books about teenagers can be engaging for a wide age range. Rob Rufus’ memoir “Die Young With Me” is one such book that has appeal for both teenagers and young adults. “Die Young With Me” tells the story of seventeen-year-old Rob
Library Summer Reading Program: Bingo! by Brittney Uecker - We are officially two weeks into this year’s Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story. As one of our SRP activities this year, we have created Summer Reading Bingo sheets that are full of book suggestions, activity ideas, and ways to engage yourself and your family in stories and fulfill your reading goals. This week, I
Awarding winning young adult author Jason Reynolds books available at the Lewistown Public Library by Brittney Uecker - Young adult author and activist Jason Reynolds has served us two incredible works this spring. As the recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Reynolds is the author of several middle-grade and young adult novels and books of poetry, including “All-American Boys”, the “Track” series, “Long-Way Down”, and “Look
Making technology your friend: Library offers online resources for children during stay-at-home directive by Brittney Uecker - Like a lot of our patrons, I am in the challenging position of trying to fill the roles of parenting, working from home, and taking the place of school for my children during this pandemic. While everyone’s motivation was high for the first few days, we are starting to struggle with staying engaged and active.