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 [...]

Linked Kin: New book by Northwest Arkansas author

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Get ready because we’re about to brag a little. One of our very own bloggers, the hilarious AND brilliant Jen Adair who writes the Slightly Tilted blog, has just published her first book! And if you’ve got kids who love computers like Jen’s kids do, you’re going to want to own a copy. The book [...]

What We’re Reading: 5 fantastic teen books headed to theatres

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By Hotspur Closser, youth services librarian, FPL It is nearly impossible to keep up with the flood of feature films based on young adult novels nowadays. I’m convinced that the recent trend of turning teen literature into movies is no longer a trend at all and is officially here to stay, as Hollywood studios continue [...]

What We’re Reading: Tween summer reads

Dear Hank Williams

By Hotspur Closser, Teen Librarian, Fayetteville Public Library School is out, temperatures are rising and summer is in full swing as thousands of Northwest Arkansas tweens are finding themselves faced with copious amounts of free time. What better way to spend a summer day than lounging underneath your favorite shade tree with a glass of [...]

What We’re Reading: Reporting Live from the Laundry Pile

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Happy Friday, mamas! It’s cold and might even snow this weekend, so it’s a good time to cozy up with a fun book by the fire. And we’ve got a great recommendation for you because Gwen’s book, Reporting Live from the Laundry Pile, is on an Amazon special promotion right now which means you can [...]

What We’re Reading: Books that will have your kids begging for more!

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By Devin Fell, Fayetteville Public Library Youth Librarian At the Fayetteville Public Library, we are always looking for new picture books that will appeal to you and your kiddo. We know the classics such as, “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney and “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown are always a hit [...]

What We’re Reading: Young adult novels worth the read before they hit the big screen


By Hotspur Closser, Teen Librarian, Fayetteville Public Library Summer is once again upon us, and along with the inevitable onslaught of oppressive heat comes the perfect opportunity to avoid it. Thousands of Arkansans will soon seek shelter in their local library or nearest movie theater in pursuit of escapism and air conditioning, and there is [...]

What We’re Reading: Picks from FPL youth librarian Caitlyn Walsh

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By Caitlyn Walsh, Fayetteville Public Library Summer is approaching and many of us might be spending some quality home time with the kiddos, so why not have some good, not drive you crazy, children’s music to enjoy? I’ve chosen to feature two albums that many listeners may not be as familiar with, but that will [...]

What We’re Reading: Great Books for Mothers Day Gifts!

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Here are two books that would make PERFECT gifts for Mother’s Day which is coming up soon. But you certainly don’t need a special occasion or a holiday to buy either of these books. Both are more than worthy of a spot on your nightstand. The first one, a debut novel titled Wait til You [...]