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'Children's nonfiction'

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: Stranger than Fiction

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 20, 2017 at 12:12 PM by Elizabeth Land

Staff 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 Library. Our second post introduced you to graphic novels that explore other types of stories. Our final post in the series focuses on the graphic novels that relate true tales of heroism, sacrifice and sometimes a little bit of humor.

Nonfiction Graphic Novels

There are plenty of times that nonfiction works can be just as entertaining as fiction. In fact, knowing that what you are reading actually happened can sometimes increase you interest in a book. Graphic novels are no different. While the grand majority falls into the fiction category, York County Library does purchase a number of nonfiction graphic novel titles for patrons of all ages to enjoy. Here are some of our favorites.

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