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Aug 31

YA Reads: What You Might Have Missed

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for Flame in the MistYork County Library system has a fantastic, continuously-growing YA collection that is sure to interest teens and adults alike. With the influx of new material, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. Click "Continue Reading..." below to find eight titles from the past eight months that are can't miss reads. Check them out today!

For more young adult books, visit our online catalog. To get a customized list of book recommendations straight from our librarians, fill out our online Looking for a Great Read? survey.

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Aug 02

Library News: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party & Resources

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 2, 2017 at 1:47 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for American EclipseOn Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the continental US for the first time since 1918. Every state will see at least 60% of the Sun covered by the Moon. People on a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun and day turning into night.

Special eclipse glasses or indirect viewing techniques are needed to look at the Sun safely during an eclipse. (Sun glasses are not acceptable.) Thanks to the generosity of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, free eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last, beginning August 1 at the Tabb Library Youth Services desk. A library card is not needed to receive glasses, but there is a limit of one pair of glasses per household member. An adult can pick up glasses for their household at the Tabb Youth Services desk (no phone requests). Learn more about eclipse glasses on our Library News & Information page. For more information on the eclipse, visit NASA's Eclipse website or continue reading for library resources related to the eclipse.

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Jul 20

Visual Reads: Avoiding Superheroes

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 20, 2017 at 12:05 PM by Nathan Orlando

Editor's Note: Visual Reads is a monthly series focusing on the York County Public Library's ever growing collection of graphic novels. Whether you are partial to super heroes or love to see a well-done adaptation of your favorite novel, we've got plenty to choose from.

Our first post introducing graphic novels covered just some of the hundreds of superhero titles available from York County Public Library. This post will focus on the graphic novels that avoid the traditional superhero subject matter, but are no less exciting!

Not all graphic novels focus on superheroes.

While non-superhero comics existed in the newspaper "funny pages" before even comic books arose, it has been in recent times that their popularity and variety have grown into a new genre of graphic novels for those who don't really care to read about superheroes. From science fiction and horror stories for adults to books that bring lessons to teens and children in an easy to read format, the genre of non-superhero graphic novels has something for every interest.

At the York County Public Library, we have a huge variety of these more unique graphic novels for all ages to read. Here are some of our favorites.

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