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January TAB Picks

Written By: Emma Lallemand - Dec• 22•20


Young Adult:

Breathless by Jennifer Niven 


Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket by Chris Grabenstein

Graphic Novel:

Ghost by Raina Telgmeier

Teen Book Club

Written By: Tina Hunt - Nov• 23•20

Information coming soon !!!!

December TAB Picks

Written By: Tina Hunt - Nov• 23•20

Young Adult:

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Graphic Novel:

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

November TAB Picks

Written By: Tina Hunt - Nov• 09•20

Young Adult:

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green


The Maze Runner – James Dashner


The Boxcar Children #1 – Shannon Denton
The Boxcar Children #2 Surprise Island – R. Worley
The Boxcar Children #3 The Yellow house Mystery – R. Worley
The Boxcar Children #4 Mystery Ranch – C. Long
The Boxcar Children #5 Mike’s Mystery – C. Long
The Boxcar Children #6 Blue Bay Mystery – R. Worley

Teen-tober 2020

Written By: Tina Hunt - Nov• 09•20

Teen-tober 2020

Instagram Contest Winner – Amanda Crowl


October TAB Picks

Written By: Tina Hunt - Nov• 09•20


The Water Castle – Megan Frazer Blakemore
Young Adult
The Bone Houses – Emily Lloyd-Jones
Meet the Sky – McCall Hoyle
Graphic Novel
Camp Spirit – Axelle LeNoir

September TAB Picks

Written By: Tina Hunt - Sep• 16•20


The One and Only Bob – Katherine Applegate
Young Adult
They Wish They Were Us – Jessica Goodman
Graphic Novel

Doodleville – Chad Sell

Written By: Meghan Vorisek - May• 06•20


Join our challenge! How many books can you fit into the next thirty days?


  • a book about local history
  • a book about a place you’ve always wanted to go
  • a book set in space
  • a book you’ve never read before
  • a childhood favorite book
  • a book recommended by a friend
  • a horror story
  • a book you’ve only seen the adaptation of (movie, tv, etc.)
  • a how-to book
  • a book longer than 500 pages
  • a book SHORTER than 50 pages
  • a book about food
  • your mother/father/guardian’s favorite book
  •  a book in another language
  • a book about time travel
  • a western story
  • a prize-winning book (Nobel, Caldecott, Newberry, etc.)
  • a comic book (or graphic novel)
  • a book of poems

Leave a comment: what are you getting caught reading this May?

Written By: Meghan Vorisek - Apr• 26•20

National Library Week (April 19-25th) is over, but your local library is still reaching out – make sure to follow us on Facebook, on our main website, and on YouTube for our Remember Books video updates.

Universal Class Roundup

Written By: Meghan Vorisek - Apr• 18•20

Expand Your World

This week, welcome to the at-home version of knitting club…or creative writing workshop…or even cooking class! While the library is closed and events are at a standstill, you can still explore new skills and hobbies, on your own or with family. The Crawford County Library System partners with Universal Classes to share free lessons on just about any subject you can imagine: here’s a roundup of some easy, low-commitment offerings accessible with your library card. Dive into a new hobby, see what speaks to you, or just kill a few hours reading about soap-making – it’s all up to you.

Build a Home Bakery

learn to bake bread here

decorate cakes starting here

go crazy with cookies here

open your pie hole here

Write Your Next Masterpiece

creative writing 101

creative writing for beginners

poetry writing 101

creative writing: workshop

and, if you don’t want to write fiction but you do want to write fancy…learn calligraphy here

Arts ‘N Crafts

knitting 101

photography class

watercolor and acrylic painting

Become an Artisanal…Anything-Maker/Just for Fun

make some candles

learn to sew

start a garden

make some soap

interpret your dreams

get spooky!