LGBTQ+ History Month Booklist

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of exemplary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer-identified role models throughout history. Like other celebration months, it is also an opportunity to highlight historic and current issues facing the community, celebrate milestones, and educate or welcome others who would become allies. Learn more with this collection of biographies and other non-fiction titles form your library.

New Book Releases For Kids This September At The Library

Need new books for the kids? Get your library card ready because it is time to stock up! Here are just a few new releases coming to the library this month. Put these books (and more) on hold and then stop in your local library branch or you can use our curbside service to pick them up!

Books Celebrating Hispanic and Latino/a Culture

Youth Booklist

Teen Booklist

Adult Booklist

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual invitation to step into, take pride in, learn about and share a vibrant and thriving culture that is rich in history, music, great food, and beautiful art. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. At the Library, we mark the occasion with festive displays and booklists that we hope will encourage you to learn more about yourself and others.

I Can Read Anything

Readers at this stage are able to select their own materials and read independently. They have successfully moved from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” This newfound confidence allows them to use a variety of informational texts to learn more about the world around them and to discover unfamiliar vocabulary.

I Am Reading On My Own

Readers at this stage are able to read simple, familiar stories with increasing speed and accuracy. They use their large sight vocabulary and phonics skills to figure out new words or fill in the blank using context clues. Reading is more automatic; their energy more devoted to comprehension than sounding out.


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