These graphic novels set in space are packed with action, adventure, and beautiful storytelling. Take one home today!

Apollo by Matt Fitch

Black Girl Magic is a concept meant to celebrate "the beauty, power and resilience of Black women." These picture books cover a wide range of topics, but all feature phenomenal black girls!

Ada Twist, scientist by Andrea Beaty
Amazing Grace by 1945- Mary Hoffman

Lose yourself in a sweet summer romance in the Young Adult section!

Alex, approximately by Jenn Bennett
From Twinkle, with love by Sandhya Menon

Summer is the perfect time to curl up with a book about man's best friend! Try a picture book featuring a dog below. 

A ball for Daisy by Christopher Raschka
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June. These picture books promote acceptance, understanding, and, of course, love! Share one today to celebrate!

Heather has two mommies by Lesléa Newman

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Explore Outdoors Kit includes a monocular telescope cell phone lens, magnifying glass, butterfly net, Nature Connection workbook, and a journal to share your observations. Come on in and take one home!

Can't make it in to get a kit? Try one of these local resources:

Or download an app to help you become a nature expert:

  • Leafsnap - (free, iOS) - instantly identify leaves and plants with a single photo
  • Merlin Bird ID - (free, iOS and Android) - search for and identify local birds
  • TrailLink (free, iOS and Android) - find trail maps, photos, reviews, and more

 

Looking for a new fantasy series to try? Already read popular series like Red Queen, Throne of Glass, and Shadow and Bone? You may have missed some of the fantastic fantasy titles below!

Daughter of the pirate king by Tricia Levenseller
East by Edith Pattou

In 1992, the month of May was designated Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate by reading a YA book by an author of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry this month! Some selections are listed below. 

After the shot drops by Randy Ribay
American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

These YA book covers will have you doing double takes! Which do you prefer?

You're Welcome Universe vs. Picture Us in the Light

You're welcome universe by illustrator Whitney Gardner

Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

From Storytime

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