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Mom Blogs: Writing in the Weeds
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Mom Blogs: Writing in the Weeds

Over the last few years, writing women, who happen to be mothers, have turned to blogging for more than space to share diary entries. The inter-connectedness of writing, life, motherhood, and growth means the stories on one blog are invariably tied to the stories of many others. Four mom bloggers talk about what writing their story, and reading other moms’ stories, has meant to them. […]

YALSA: Connecting Libraries and Teens
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YALSA: Connecting Libraries and Teens

by Naomi Krueger

From school responsibilities and extracurricular activities to entertainment trends and peer relationships, the competition for teenagers’ attention is fierce. Libraries may never win a popularity contest against malls or video game consoles, but YALSA is well on its way to making books more engaging and accessible to teens across America. […]

Cozy Reads No Matter the Weather
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Cozy Reads No Matter the Weather

by Diane Silcox-Jarrett

Hot summer months might inspire you to reach for stories that take place at a beach, while cooler weather might get you thinking about a Victorian mystery. No matter the weather, local libraries around the country make a concerted effort to make a winter afternoon just a little more interesting. […]