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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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Stepping into Sci-fi: Books for Beginners

Interested in reading sci-fi but not sure where to begin? You don't have to be a rocket scientist or an interdimensional traveler to enjoy this genre of stories. To help you on your mission, here are some books that'll get you started as you journey into the technological future, battle intergalactic monsters, and complete life or death missions on distant planets. Step through the reading portal for your next adventure. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir What’s scarier than waking up and not knowing who you are? How about waking up in a space shuttle out in…

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Cookbooks ‘CHOC’ Full of Fun

Get in a lot of Truffle and Melt your way through these chocolate-based cookbooks! Maida Heatter's Book of great chocolate desserts by Maida Heatter A classic New York Times best-seller with tried and true chocolatey concoctions! Chocolate every day: 85+ plant-based recipes for cacao treats that support your health and well-being by Bennett Coffey A sweet, mostly vegan collection of chocolate treats from the founders of Not Your Sugar Mamas. Taste of Home's Chocolate : more than 100 cakes, candies & decadent delights Turn to this all-new collection…

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Hot on Hoopla: New eBooks for All Ages

Whether you’re participating in our Summer Reading or looking for a new book, check out these new releases on Hoopla without venturing out into the heat. You’ll find new books for adults, teens, and kids. eBooks for Kids Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind by Elina Ellis Not all super-villains are scary and tough, some can be as simple as the bird perched outside your window. Better keep a close eye on that Chickadee, because it just might have a plan… My Life at the Bottom by Linda Bondestam This whimsical story about life is told…

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