October – The Season for Spooky Reads

Spooky season is back again already and one of our favorite ways to celebrate in the be wrapped up in a good book! Below, you just might find something spooktacular for your next set of spooky reads. Picks are sorted into Young Readers, Young Adult, and Adult. The links below the picture will take you … Continue reading October – The Season for Spooky Reads

September – Celebrating Banned and Challenged Books

Banned or challenged books are materials that have, at some point by someone, been forbidden from being spread to a wider audience; this could mean libraries removing it from shelves, bookstores no longer offering the title, or it being completely removed from a school's curriculum. Every September, readers from all over take time to bring … Continue reading September – Celebrating Banned and Challenged Books

August – Let’s Go Camping!

Summer is almost over and we're all rushing to get in our last little bit of relaxing! If you're feeling an urge for travel, we've got some recommendations picked out just for you, but we can't promise they will all be a peaceful vacation. Either way, we could all use a trip, and a great way to take a free one is to check it out at your local library!

Summer Reading — Do You Accept the Challenge?

Our Summer Reading program is in full swing! Have you signed up yet? How is your reading going? We know it can sometimes be hard to figure out just what you're in the mood for, so we thought it might be fun to issue you some reading prompts — are you up to the challenge? Each age group is working toward a different goal, so we came up with five different prompts to cover our bases. You'll find out what some of our circulation staff plans to read this winter to help you choose a book that fills the prompt!

June – Pride Reading Recommendations

In June, many are celebrating Pride Month, which is a time to recognize and honor the LGBTQ+ community. Read more about Pride Month from the Library of Congress here. From touching memoirs to irresistible romances, we've gathered some of our favorite Pride recommendations. Join us in celebrating by reading along! Picks are sorted into Young … Continue reading June – Pride Reading Recommendations

Walk a Mile in Their Boots @ Your Rowan County Public Library

Tracy Cunning "Sometimes a soldier returns home and all he can do is share his story in the hopes that somehow, in some way, it helps another soldier make sense of things. And although the stories may not be perfect, sometimes just sharing is enough to make a difference." — Michael Anthony I normally write … Continue reading Walk a Mile in Their Boots @ Your Rowan County Public Library

May – Celebrating Mothers’ Day

It's May and many of us are celebrating Mothers' Day! If you're looking for moms to read about that will inspire you or pull on your heartstrings, these recommendations are for you. Keep in mind there are all different types of families and no two mothers look exactly alike. All mothers and children deserve representation on this day, so hopefully there's a little something for everyone.