February 15th, 2016

Changing History

This past Presidents’ Day weekend Hulu released the miniseries “11/22/63” based on the Stephen King novel of the same title. For more than fifty years, the nation has mourned the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. King explores the idea of time travelling to change the past – to prevent this national tragedy.

Are you inspired by this premise? Check out these time-travelling tales:

Time and Time Again by Ben Elton   11/22/63 by Stephen King   The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson   The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway   The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer  The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes  Time and Again: An illustrated novel by Jack Finney

If you had a time machine, where would you go?

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December 14th, 2015

Recommendations, Resources & Gift Guides For All Ages!

for-reading-813666_640Are you looking for the next great book for your child or grandchild? Check out these resources!

Your Librarians

Our professional and skilled librarians are always available to answer questions and connect you with a variety of authors, books and themes—for yourself—or your children. Can’t make it to the library in person? Call any branch or email: ask@ccplnet.org

CCPL’s Great Reads

Have you visited the “Great Reads” section of our website? It has themed lists, staff recommendations as well as all the newest award-winners and best-sellers.

CCPL’s Bookmate

Still looking for that perfect book when you have —or your loved one has — “read everything?” Try Bookmate— the free book and author matching service is for all ages and interests. Fill out a simple survey and return it to your local branch—trained librarians will make 3 recommendations.

A Mighty Girl

The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls. Choose from a variety of topics such as building, top holiday picks as well as by age group.

Guys Read

A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. The  mission is to help boys be self–motivated, lifelong readers. Look for reading ideas, booklists, and research based on encouraging guys to read.

Common Sense Media

This website rates, educates, and advocates for kids, families, and schools—with ratings by what both kids and parents have to say. Their gift guide is packed with 100+ holiday gift ideas hand-selected to inspire, educate, and entertain kids of all ages and stages. Whether your list includes young children, tweens, or teens, use this guide to find presents that kids and parents will feel good about.

What’s your favorite way to recommend a good read?


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