This summer, Lexington County Public Library encourages you to not only Imagine Your Story — but to tell it. Go camping in the comfort of your own home with Camp NaNoWriMo this July. This summer version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) allows users to choose their goals for how they spend their time and utilize their creativity.
Upcoming YA Fiction Releases
YA (that’s young adult literature for newbies) has a lot of hot titles hitting the shelves this month — including books from some of our favorite authors and breathtaking debuts from fresh voices. We’ll experience the beginnings of exciting new series and the much-anticipated continuations and conclusions of others. No matter what you love, whether it’s thrillers, romance, fantasy, nonfiction or graphic novels, you’ll find a wide variety of books sure to satisfy every kind of reader. With all of these great works to read, you’ll be happily turning pages all summer long.
Literature’s Love Guru
As a Jane Austen novice, I was intrigued to read about one of her most popular novel characters, Emma, of whom Austen stated, “I am
Find Your Escape
One of the best things about being a reader is that even after we close the pages of a book, we don’t have to leave
Learn at Home
For supporting children’s continuous learning at home and for back-to-school plans, we’ve got you covered with virtual learning materials. Explore any interest, develop new skills, connect with others in the community.
You’re probably already familiar with the term STEM or STEAM as it’s become an educational buzz word in recent years. Science, technology, engineering, art and math, are considered the most important skills for life in the 21st century; and while it may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.
School at Home
The kids are bouncing off the walls — excited about a break from school, but now you’re tasked with managing them at home all day for weeks, potentially months, all while juggling work, dishes, laundry, taking care of the dog, cat, fish and all the other adulting stuff we do. Oh, I forgot to mention, the added stress of having to scavenge hunt grocery stores to find food, toilet paper and cleaning products (that are no where to be found) while practicing social distancing of a minimum of six feet. You really wish you had more hand sanitizer. It’s enough to drive anyone crazy.
The Joy of Rereading
My friends have always known me as the girl who’ll read anything — cereal boxes, bottles of ketchup, warning labels on medicine — if there are words
Pizza ♥️ Love
Whether you’re a thin crust fan or a deep dish enthusiast, I’m sure we can all agree on one thing — pizza is love. Pizza can
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most influential writers to this day. Jane Austen was born on December
How to Hygge
In the last couple years (and particularly in the winter months), you may have stumbled upon a certain word … “hygge.” But what in the world
A to Z Reading Challenge
It’s time to wrap up your 2019 resolutions and think about what you want to accomplish next year. Most of us consider the same resolutions
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler
One of the first time travel stories recorded appears in a Hindi epic written in 400 BCE. However, the idea of time travel didn’t gain
Study Skills 101
Of all the lessons we learn in school, teachers rarely cover how to study but study skills can make all the difference when it comes
Improve Your Test Scores by Reading
Did you know that reading is an excellent way to prepare for your SAT and ACT tests? Reading helps you develop the skills necessary for
Your Fall To-Do List
Too old for costumes and trick-or-treating but still looking for fun ways to rock the fall season? Try these ideas
Turtles, Stars & Paper Towns
I’m not ashamed to admit that I read young adult fiction and here’s why … It tackles serious issues but in a hopeful way
Transitioning from J to YA
For parents of teens and tweens, moving from the juvenile section of the library to young adult can be intimidating. Young adult literature represents a
Fall is finally here. That means football, pumpkin spice, temperatures below 90 degrees and — for the month of November — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWri—WHAT? National Novel Writing
J Fic for Grownups
Many adult readers are drawn to the books on young adult shelves like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and so on. Even though these