Tough Times at School

School is in full swing for our younger patrons, bringing with it a year of learning and growing.  Unfortunately, it's not always an easy time.  Things like bullying and peer pressure still creep into the school experience and sometimes it helps to know you're not alone. All's Faire in Middle School Imogen has grown up…
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The Adventure Zone and other Adventures for Teens

Welcome to the second article where I cover adventures in comics.  If you're coming in from my first article, you've already seen some examples of adventure comics that would do well with younger readers.  But the recommendations don't end at juvenile fiction--  I have another list prepared for our teen and young adult readers.  So…
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Streaming from the Shelves

Streaming services have revolutionized the way we consume entertainment.  Similar to cable subscriptions without the scheduled programming, websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu provide hours of content for paying customers and their families. If you’re a consumer of these kinds of services, it may come as no surprise that some of the shows and…
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Spotlight: My Hero Academia

Superheroes are everywhere in our media, and we're living in a time when their stories are celebrated. This year alone, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature; Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture.  Wonder Woman made the American Film Institute's top 10 list in 2017, and Avengers: Endgame has recently taken the spot for the…
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Anime April, week 3

Welcome to the third installment of Anime April!  We continue our series with another fun collection of titles for you to discover. Titles with an asterisk (*) signify an item available on Hoopla. Hoopla's collection is subject to change every month. Titles available at the time of this article's publication may not be available in…
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Anime April, week 1

Summer vacation is approaching fast, but not fast enough for our patrons still in school.  Final exam preparations are underway, not to mention standardized tests.  It’s a busy time before the summer fun can begin, and sometimes we need a break. Starting with this article, I will be covering various topics that are relevant to…
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The Black Book of Colors

If you are reading this article, you are capable of experiencing our world through sight.  However, not everyone can.  Having a visual disability requires a different approach to learning.  The book featured in today's article provides a wonderful experience for readers of any capability. The Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin, provides examples of the different…
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