Celebrate Reading at Library After Hours!

June 15th, 2018

Have you heard of “The Great American Read”? It’s a new series by PBS that revolves around the joy and magic of reading. They’ve selected 100 books, and it’s up to the American public to vote on their favorite title. Which books have your vote? The library wants to hear your answers! Cecil County Public Read More


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Audiobooks for your Family Vacation

June 8th, 2018

Summer brings all the best things in life—warm evenings, lazy beach days, and barbeques—but, also the worst—traffic jams to the beach, construction delays, and an endless stream of “Are we there yet?” To help long car trips go by quickly and painlessly, play an audiobook that you and your child will love! Audiobooks are a Read More


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Children’s Book Festival

June 1st, 2018

Join us for Cecil County Public Library’s first Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, June 9th at North East Community Park from 10am – 2pm. Regional Authors attending will include JoAnn Dawson, Barbara Lockhart, Kevin McCloskey, John Micklos, Jr., Dianne K. Salerni, Kevin Sherry, David Teague, and Annette Whipple. Attendees can chat with authors about their Read More



Memorial Day Memories & Genealogy

May 25th, 2018

Before he was a hero, he was just a Chicago kid. The youngest of four and son to English immigrant parents, Bert was adored by everyone. Bert finished high school and worked as a purchasing agent. His brother—who, despite being older, idolized Bert—enlisted in the service in 1942 and was stationed in Detroit as a Read More


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The Great American Read

May 18th, 2018

If you had to pick just one book to represent the United States, what would it be? PBS is trying to figure that out. The Great American Read, produced by PBS, is an 8-part television series that “explores and celebrates the power of reading.” After a survey of 7,500 people and the deliberation of literary Read More


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May is Short Story Month!

May 14th, 2018

With the end of the school year and graduation parties approaching, you may find yourself too busy to dedicate time to a full novel. Luckily, May is Short Story Month, and many famous authors are releasing new story collections of varying genre and subject. You’ll be sure to find something that interests you! You Think Read More


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Quiz: What Graphic Novel Should You Try Next?

May 7th, 2018

The graphic novel format may seem intimidating or strange, but it’s actually a very engaging and fun way to read a story! Some narratives are more easily told with pictures so you can truly understand the author’s concepts. Find out what graphic novel you should try with our quick quiz: What did you used to Read More


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Why You Should Be Reading More

April 27th, 2018

What do Bill Gates, Oprah, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet all have in common? They read. Reading can improve reading comprehension and help develop one’s empathy—but it can also help you be more successful in life. Warren Buffet attributes his success to reading 500 plus pages of literature each day. He wasn’t reading fiction, he Read More


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A quick quiz to find your next great read!

April 23rd, 2018

How would you prefer to spend your weekend? A. Video games B. Hiking C. Learning something new Which superpower would you pick? A. Predict the future B. Be able to communicate with plants C. Read minds What kinds of stories do you like? A. Fast-paced and thrilling B. Long and descriptive C. Short and punchy Read More


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Book-O-Scopes – April – Poetry

April 13th, 2018

Your next read is in the stars! Let book psychic Allie suggest titles based on your sun sign. For April, read poetry in honor of National Poetry Month!  Aquarius: January 20 – February 18 How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes This National Book Award finalist inhabits the space between physical and written art—truly original Read More