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Vampire Novels

Halloween may have come and gone, but vampires live forever! From bats to boyfriends, this staff recommendation list should have something you'll want to take a bite out of. When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke A paranormal Dumplin' for adults, When Life Gives You Vampires is part a journey of body positivity, part a story about learning how to accept love at face value, and part a hysterical romcom told through a paranormal lens. A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a…

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Cryptid-tastic Creatures

Ever hear or see something you couldn’t explain? Like red eyes staring out from a clutch of trees, or the sounds of screaming in the night? It could be Cryptids! (Creatures not believed to exist by mainstream science). Check out these titles featuring the most popular cryptids that we love to believe in! Cryptid Club by Sarah Anderson The latest from New York Times bestselling, Goodread's Choice Award-winning, Eisner Award-nominated and Ringo Award-winning author Sarah Andersen is a delightful peek into the secret social lives of some of the world's most fascinating, monstrous, and mysterious creatures.…

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Cool Cryptids for Kids

Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot and Yetis, what do they all have in common? They are all part of a mysterious group called cryptids. Never fear though, where there’s cryptids, there’s always an adventure! This list of books shows the not so scary side of these wondrous creatures as the kids in the stories will find out. Grab your magnifying glass, it's time for  cryptid hunting! The Loch Ness Monster by Jacqueline Laks Gorman A long neck and flippers disappear under the water…read The Loch Ness Monster to learn about sightings and the many searches to…

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Join Our Fall Reading Challenge

Don’t Fall back into the same boring routine, read with us this Autumn!  With schools back in session and the temperature dropping, fall Reading is here to keep everyone cozy as the colors change. The challenge is to read either 10 books or 10 hours this October, starting on the 1st and ending on the 31st. To keep track of your reading accomplishments, pick up a Reading tracker at the library or use our website to log your hours or books. The reading tracker is designed to be fun for all ages, with leaves to color and space to keep track…

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New Printing System is Now Available

Taylor Community Library is proud to offer SAM software on all our desktop computers as well as SmartAlec for remote printing! To use a library computer, you will need to know your library card number as well as your pin. If you can't remember your pin, our staff is happy to help! You can use our computers with any valid library card within the TLN system. If you don't have a library card and are a Taylor resident, stop at the front desk first to get your card. If you aren't a resident or don't wish to have a library card…

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Literary Teacher Heroes

Celebrate the special grown-up in your classroom: Your teacher! No matter who they are, (be it a 50-foot person or new to a class) you’re in this together, from the first day to the last day of the school year. Check out one of these books that features teachers and the adventures they have with students just like you! Thank you, teacher from the very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle This sweet and colorful book lists all the ways that teachers help and inspire their students, as told by Eric Carle’s brightly drawn animals. Have fun…

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Send Off the Summer with These Steamy Romances

Celebrate Romance Awareness Month and send off the summer with these new romances currently on our shelves. There is sure to be a couple for everyone. Rebel by Beverly Jenkins Valinda Lacy's mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life-and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq. Delilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake Delilah…

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MeL Minute: Resources to Support Secondary English Language Arts Students and Teachers

When thinking about back-to-school resources for the secondary English Language Arts teacher in your life, first on the list should be the eBook High School Collection in the Michigan eLibrary. With free access to hundreds of full-text literary classics, anthologies, short stories, grammar books, hi-lo titles, biographies, writing guides and analyses, MeL offers a wide range of content to support student learning. Additionally, links to individual titles and search result lists can easily be added to any classroom learning management system. Literature, Analysis, Criticism & Study Guides If students are just getting their feet wet with the classics, then there are a…

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Mental Health Representation for All Ages

Want your next read to feature mental health as a topic? Check out one of these staff-recommended titles! This list has titles for adults, teens, and kids. Kids How to Train Your Pet Brain by Nelly Buchet With heart and humor, How to Train Your Pet Brain welcomes kids to explore how their bodies and minds work together to process emotions. Lighthearted illustrations paired with grounded language help kids understand why their brain does what it does, that big feelings are OK, and a strategy to help feel calm. My Monster and Me by Nadiya…

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Retellings for All Ages

Want to read a new twist on a classic fairytale or myth? Check out one of these staff recommendations! Adults Darling Girl by Liz Michalski In this beautiful, grounded, and darkly magical modern-day reimagining of J. M. Barrie's classic, to save her daughter's life one woman must take on the infamous Peter Pan--who is not the innocent adventurer the fairy tales make him out to be . . . Fables vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends…

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