2021 Youth Media Awards

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the 2021 Youth Media Awards on January 25, 2021, at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting. Read about the winning books below. The John Newbery Medal The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution for children published in the past…
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Seeking Updated COVID-19 Information? Here’s Where to Look

By Erin Creighton, Adult Services Department Head, Porter Branch; Joy O'Toole, Adult Services Programmer, Howell Branch; and Babak Zarin, Access Services Librarian, Library Administration Center Update 2/17/2021: Since the writing of this post, the Commonwealth of Virginia has launched a centralized website- vaccinate.virginia.gov -as well as a call center- reachable by phone at 877-829-4682 for…
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If You Like Midsomer Murders

Small and sleepy village? Check. A gruesome and unusual murder of someone who was slightly hated, and/or, hardly known? Check. A tiny police force with an overly intelligent detective, younger/sometimes-goofy sidekick, and, possibly, a snarky medical examiner? Check. Plenty of infidelity, betrayal, and family secrets that have been hidden for years are uncovered? Check. A…
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5 Hot New Titles for February 2021

Check out these popular adult titles that will hit our collection in February. To see more titles, including new titles in popular series, check out our new titles page. Summaries provided by the publishers. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, is…
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5 Hot New Titles for January 2021

Check out these popular adult titles that will hit our collection in January. To see more titles, including new titles in popular series, check out our new titles page. Summaries provided by the publishers. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins is a delicious twist on the Gothic classic Jane Eyre, pairs Southern charm with fast-paced…
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