What We’re Reading: Great books to cozy up with this winter

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By Marci Tate, Library Media Specialist at Vandergriff Elementary School in Fayetteville There is snow better time to read! Grab your hot cocoa, favorite slippers and something good to read to help battle the winter blahs. Who doesn’t love looking at a cookbook for fun? The Six Sisters are actually six sisters who started a [...]

What We’re Reading: Christmas books to read with the kids


by Sara Treat Chance, reading specialist, educator, and local mother of 3 Often in a good book, we either see glimpses of ourselves (a mirror), or lives foreign to ours (a window). Both are great for our children, and what better time of year to show our children a window than the holidays? I’ve been [...]

What We’re Reading: Inspiring your children to chase new adventures!

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By Devin Stanley, Youth Librarian at the Fayetteville Public Library This summer at the Fayetteville Public Library, we’ll be promoting health and fitness as a part of our Summer Reading Club! We are big believers in using books to inspire children of all ages to learn new activities and explore their surroundings. Each month we [...]

Event: Summer reading program to kick off at the Fayetteville Public Library!

The Fayetteville Public Library’s Summer Reading Club kick-off party will be Saturday, June 4! This gonna be FUN! Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm and help FPL kick off the annual summer reading program. Enjoy bounce houses, a photo booth, face painting, balloons, temporary airbrush tattoos, snow cones and more! Of course, while you’re there, [...]

What We’re Reading: Best Fairy Tales with a little Twist


By Alyson Low, Youth Services, Fayetteville Public Library Hello, readers. Today, I thought we could have some Fractured Fairy Tale Fun… Once upon a time, a merry band of authors resolved to take up the charge of turning traditional fairy tales on their heads, accomplishing the feat to very jolly effect. Dukes and duchesses, counts [...]

What We’re Reading: Pansy and the Promise

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Happy Wednesday, mamas! If you’re looking for a great book that you AND your kids can read, we’ve got a good one for you. Pansy and the Promise, by Stanley Ross Rule, is based on real stories about a young girl living and traveling in the Old West. (Full disclosure: The girl written about in [...]

Guest Post: Three easy ways to support your friend diagnosed with cancer

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By Marissa Henley, local cancer survivor and author of Loving Your Friend Through Cancer Has this happened to you? Your phone buzzes, and you look down to see a call from a friend who’s expecting biopsy results. The minute you hear her voice, you know: it’s cancer. As you process your shock, sadness and fear, [...]

Best Books for Christmas 2015: Ideas for what to read or gift to others

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By Marci Tate, local mom and library media specialist at Vandergriff Elementary It’s the holiday season, so that must mean it is time for something great to read! Here are few suggestions for everyone on your list. For the Kiddos: Lego books are some of the most popular books in our elementary library. We can’t [...]