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It’s Almost Summertime!

Warmer weather is coming... Welcome back summer with cool books, fun activities and raffle prizes by participating in this year’s Summer Reading Program. Ways to get in on the fun  Each week from June 1st - August 31st you can pick up a new activity bookmark at the library. Your challenge: Read for at least an hour, complete a few fun activities (like making a blanket fort) and return the completed bookmark to the library.  We want you to have a fun and safe summer, which means you can also participate in Summer Reading virtually. Instead of picking up a…

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Wonderous World: Poetry for Discovery and Mindfulness

The world can be a stressful place, especially for children, and one way to help them process it is through poetry. Whether teaching children to be mindful, helping them explore their emotions or to appreciate nature, poetry opens a safe world for children to heal, grow and learn. Use this list of books as a starting point to teaching your children a bit about themselves and the wonders of the world around them. My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness by  Georgia Heard The world today can be a stressful place, particularly for children. This book…

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Flavors of Southeast Asia

Want to bring the flavors of Southeast Asia to your home tonight? Borrow one of these cookbooks to do just that! From traditional to modern and even vegan options there is sure to be a recipe for everyone.  Lemongrass and lime by Leah Cohen Growing up half-Filipino, Leah Cohen never thought food from her mother's side would become her life's work. But after working in Michelin-starred restaurants and then competing on Top Chef, Cohen was still searching to define what made her food hers. She found the answer in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, and yes, the…

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Take Home a Technology Training Kit Today!

Throughout the COVID pandemic, one of the overwhelming needs that we have heard from community members is the need to access a computer or use wifi. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library of Michigan, we are now able to provide a chromebook and wifi hotspot for checkout to Taylor residents. Everything you need to get connected is packed together in one easy-to-use kit. The technology kits are available to be placed on hold and circulate for one week at a time. They will need to be picked up and returned at Taylor Community Library. …

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Hidden Women in History

10 Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly This author broke ground on at least 2 levels: she became a news reporter, and she did personal research by checking herself into a ‘madhouse’ as an inmate to do a tell-all article; both feats were unheard of in her time. Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist TItcomb and America’s First Bookmobile by Sharlee Glenn Once upon a time… there was a fascinating woman who came up with a way to transport books to the people who needed them. This book is all about her. …

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Teen Books by AAPI Authors to Read Immediately

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong The year is 1926, and a blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang--a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette's first love...and first betrayal. …

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