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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Book Suggestions for All Ages!

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. According to the AAPI government webpage: "A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake… Read More

Novelist: What the Librarians Use

Here’s a confession from behind the reference desk, none of our librarians have read every book in the library. We’re not even close (maybe one day!) But that doesn't stop us from recommending the perfect book for you. The secret is: NoveList. With NoveList, you can find recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book discussion questions, and… Read More

Youth Picks: Hispanic Heritage Month

On September 15, Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off and will go until October 15. Are you looking for book suggestions or activities to do with your children? Well, look no further! We also have a display in the Youth Department at the library. Stop by and check it out! Picture Books: ¡Vamos!: Let’s Go Eat … Read More

Teen Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This summer, our S*T*A*R volunteers have taken up the pen to provide some book reviews! See what your peers are reading and find some great new summer reads. Today’s review comes from teen volunteer Annemarie. Annemarie’s Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry… Read More

Teen Book Review: “The Running Dream”

Teen Book Reviews This summer, our S*T*A*R volunteers have taken up the pen to provide some book reviews! See what your peers are reading and find some great new summer reads. Today’s review comes from teen volunteer Ella of The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. Ella’s Review: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen… Read More

Teen Book Review: “Six of Crows”

Teen Book Reviews This summer, our S*T*A*R volunteers have taken up the pen to provide some book reviews! See what your peers are reading and find some great new summer reads. Today’s review comes from teen volunteer Stella. Stella’s Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo “This isn’t a job for trained soldiers and spies. It’s… Read More

Personalized Picks: Find Your Next Great Read or Watch

So you’re at home, in the car, on vacation, or taking a break from work and the one thing you want is the perfect book or movie that draws you in immediately. We get it. Which is why we are thrilled to offer a brand new service at the Deerfield Public Library called Personalized Picks.… Read More

Black Kid Joy! Books Celebrating the Black Experience

“There is Black struggle, but there is Black joy. Black joy is resistance.” --Patia Braithwaite There are many beautiful picture books featuring strong, smart, funny, and delightful BIPOC kids. Stories featuring kids of color don’t all need to be about racism and societal pressures, and it’s important to read books that also highlight the joys… Read More

Adult Services’ Favorite Picks of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, the Adult Services department would like to share our favorite reads and tv/movies that have gotten us through this year. You can find these titles and more in our library catalog (*access to Netflix is available on the library’s Roku device).  Books Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh… Read More

Veterans Day Resources and Book Recommendations

On November 11, we take pause to remember and honor the sacrifices of our veterans. In doing so, we hope to provide further avenues for our patrons to do the same. Whether in life or death, we will endeavor to remember.  FOLD3 Fold3 is named after the third fold in many flag-folding ceremonies which honors… Read More

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