Holiday Gift Guide for Kids & Teens

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If you enjoy giving the gift of reading, Brightly has a great gift guide for you for kids and teens. See the original post below or click over to their site to read it.

Brightly’s Holiday Central:
Gift Ideas, Seasonal Reads, and More!

by the Brightly Editors

Illustration: Penelope Dullaghan

Books make the best gifts for girls and boys of any age! From unique, thoughtful gift ideas for every kid and teen reader on your shopping list to holiday reads that light up the season, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with stories here.

HOLIDAY GIFTING MADE EASY

Brightly has great holiday gift ideas for kids of all ages and interests…

Holiday Gifts for Ages 0 – 6

Check out our list of the most fun and gift-worthy picture books for the littlest readers.

Holiday Gifts for Ages 7 – 12

Give a sense of adventure, wonder, and imagination with these great reads for big kids.

Holiday Gifts for Teens

Young adult books are the best way to gift inspiration, magic, and perspective this holiday season.

Boxed Book Sets for Children and Teens

These book sets for kids of all ages hold the promise of many reading adventures to come.

 

Original Post from Brightly

Tech Tuesday: Getting Started with Libby

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If you are planning a road trip this holiday season you might be looking for an audiobook to make the drive more enjoyable. Before you purchase an audiobook, take a moment to check out the Libby app. Libby is a free app you can use to read or listen to books available to library patrons through the Bridges program. There are thousands of free audiobooks and e-books available to you with your library card (use the 5 digit portion of your WSPL library card number that begins with a 9).

There are a few options available for using Bridges; OverDrive & Libby. You can download the apps or you can log on through our website to start browsing and then download to your computer or audio device. All are great options and it really is more of a personal preference as to how you chose to listen/read.

Check out the video below for a little introduction to Libby. And as always, if you have any questions, please contact us here at WSPL!

This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Library CLOSED: Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving

Gingerbread House Contest: November 24 – December 15

Winter Coloring Contest: Entries Due by December 15

Holiday Movie: Prep & Landing: Monday, November 26 @ 2PM

Santa comes to WSPL: Saturday, December 15th  10AM – 12PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*


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** Be sure to Like us on Facebook for up the most recent updates! **


NEW ITEMS:

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

Shaken by Kariss Lynch

Shadowed by Kariss Lynch

Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky

A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby          


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s #4) by Ransom Riggs


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania by Jane O’Connor

Tales From a Not-so-Happy Birthday (Dork Diaries #13) by Rachel Renee Russell


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Guinness World Records: Wacky Wheels by Cari Meister

Guinness World Records: Remarkable Robots by Delphine Finnegan


NEW CHILDREN’S

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Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug by Lynn Rowe Reed

Library Happenings

We are a week away from our annual gingerbread house contest. We have had such a great time with this in years past and are always amazed by the creations that our patrons bring in. We are excited to see what this year brings! For rules and registration, stop by the library.

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Book Love: Non-Book Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

As you start up your holiday shopping, here are a few ideas for the book lovers in your life!

The 31 Best Non-Book Gifts For Book Lovers

What to get for your friend who has every book.

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The holidays are the perfect time to show everyone you love that you notice the special quirks that make them tick: the gardener, the chef, the bookworm. A well-selected book always makes for a welcome present to a reader ― and if you’d like to gift books this holiday season, we have a few humble suggestions ― but maybe you’re worried you won’t know the right genre or just want to mix things up.

Not to worry! A cozy throw to snuggle under while enjoying a long novel, a clever mug to hold steaming tea, upcycled book art; there’s no shortage of wonderful odds and ends that will make your favorite bookworm’s life better. To aid your search, here are 31 of our favorite non-book gifts for book lovers:

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This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

LIBRARY EVENTS

 

Library CLOSED: Monday, November 12 for Veteran’s Day

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library CLOSED: Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving

Gingerbread House Contest: November 24 – December 15

Holiday Movie: Prep & Landing: Monday, November 26 @ 2PM

Santa comes to WSPL: Saturday, December 15th  10AM – 12PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*


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** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


NEW ITEMS:

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer Allee
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
Remembrance by Mary Monroe
A Christmas Prayer by Wanda Brunstetter


NEW NON-FICTION

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Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

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Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

The Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes
A Spooky Day at Sea by Johanna Gohmann
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

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Garfield Classics Vol. 14 by Jim Davis


CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Quiet by Tomie DePaola
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Lamb by Bridget Heos
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
Thanksgiving Graces by Mark Kimball Moulton
Jonathan Cleaned Up-Then He Heard a Sound by Robert Munsch


NEW DVDs

Hotel Transylvania 2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Online Donations

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Did you know that you can now donate to our Library Renovation Fund online?? All donations are made through PayPal and go directly to the renovation fund.  We are excited about all the great things this renovation will bring to our library and our community. Not only will we double the size of our library but we will also be adding a new program room for library events and public use. To follow along with our progress, check out our Renovations Updates Page.

If you would like to make an online donation, please click the Donate button below. We are grateful for every donation received and all donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions, please feel free to call WSPL at (319) 646-6858.


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This Week @ WSPL

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Library CLOSED: Monday, November 12 for Veteran’s Day

Library CLOSED: Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving

Gingerbread House Contest: November 24 – December 15

Holiday Movie: Prep & Landing: Monday, November 26 @ 2PM

Santa comes to WSPL: Saturday, December 15th  10AM – 12PM

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


NEW ITEMS:

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

Walking Shadows by Faye Kellerman

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger

Holy Ghost by John Sandford


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

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Nora Webster by Colm Toibin


JUNIOR FICTION

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark

The Very Quiet Parrot by Johanna Gohmann

9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan


CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When I Grow Up by Julie Chen

A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes

Goldilicious by Victoria Kann

Silverlicious by Victoria Kann

There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long