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I've finally put together a list of New Year's resolutions I can absolutely keep in 2020:

Avid book lovers already know this of course, but reading has been proven to have many benef...

[Updated Dec. 6, 2019]

Is your favorite holiday story part of the countdown?

Enjoy discovering a new book or finding out more about a favorite tale in this countdown of twelve nostalg...

Autumn on Prince Edward Island

My husband and I started out married life in an apartment near the University of California, Berkeley. When I began working in the library there, I wou...

My husband and I can never resist a sign that says “library book sale.” On an autumn afternoon filled with brilliant colors and summer-like temperatures, we followed the sign, wonde...

At the age of 15, Moina Belle Michael was already teaching school. She went on to graduate from Columbia University. Later, while a professor at the University of Georgia, she taugh...

When beloved children's book author Beverly Cleary was born in 1916, here are five ways the world would look to you:

1. You could walk into a dealership and buy this new 2-seater Sax...

One of  the  most expensive books in the world began its life in the little home Elizabeth Glover established on Crooked Lane, Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Elizabet...

"Still round the corner there may wait,

A new road or a secret gate."

—J. R. R. Tolkien

Question: What do these baby raccoons have in common with author J. R. R. Tolkien? 

Answer:...

I first heard about Bookcrossing.com from my Scottish reading friend, Allison M. She writes in her blog about releasing three books "into the wild" on her holiday to Poland recently...

What can the height of a table tell you?

Walking into a special children's library of long ago, a small table could tell you a surprising story.

At the World's Columbian Expositi...

Four thousand, six hundred and seventy-six miles—across an ocean and the third largest continent—that's how far the book in my hands had traveled.

On a rainy spring day, I'd just sta...

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. (Song...

On a bright Chicago morning, Christie Edwards faces a life-altering decision. She is attending an awards ceremony at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and she must make a surprising ch...

Golden-crowned Kinglet

The temperature had dropped to 7° F, and I was worried.

On winter walks, I always watch for one of my favorite birds—the ones with the charming name—Golden...

Escape into the Night: 1st Freedom

She prayed that the night would be kind.

Touching her daughter's shoulder one last time, her fingers pressed as lightly as a butterfly's landing. Ou...

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