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Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge: Read a mystery where the victim is not a woman

January 18, 2020

Do you want to read outside your comfort zone in 2020?  Take Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge—a list of 24 categories of books that you may not have read before.  To keep you motivated, we’ll . . . read more »

Staff Picks

The Wall by John Lanchester

January 18, 2020

This novel imagines a near future in which sea level rise has caused much of the world to become uninhabitable. Joseph, the main character, has become a “defender” and must guard the wall keeping his . . . read more »


Interview: Amy Wisehart

July 27, 2019

Why is the library removing fines for children’s and young adult materials? Many libraries are taking a second look at fines, and recent research suggests that overdue fines pose a barrier to access for low . . . read more »


Ellsworth Public Library Will Go Fine Free for Children’s Materials

July 19, 2019

Starting this fall, the Ellsworth Public Library will no longer charge overdue fines on children’s materials. Library trustees approved the change, effective September 1, 2019 at their June 24 meeting. Fines will not be charged . . . read more »

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