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May 28

Reading through the Library: Mystery series

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Read through the library with these staff picks based on specific genres.

A study in Charlotte book coverWant to try new books but not sure where to go or what to read? The easiest way to find new books is through readalikes, which is a way of grouping books based on factors such as genre, topic, or characters. In our Reading through the Library series, we'll take you on a journey through the library, focusing on books that have similar themes, but show up in every section of the library, from juvenile to adult. Go on a journey through the library with us.

Mysteries
Today we will explore some puzzling mysteries, from every age section of the library. Whether you read them all to see how mysteries are handled for different ages, or if every member of your family reads a different age, we've got a recommendation for everyone. To check out our staff picks, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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May 14

Reading through the Library: Fantasy Realms

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Read through the library with these staff picks based on specific genres.Keeper of the Lost Cities book cover

Want to try new books but not sure where to go or what to read? The easiest way to find new books is through readalikes, which is a way of grouping books based on factors such as genre, topic, or characters. In our new Reading through the Library series, we'll take you on a journey through the library, focusing on books that have similar themes regardless of intended audience.

Fantasy Realms
Today we will travel through fantastical realms to discover that you don't have to be a teen to enjoy young adult novels or a middle schooler to read middle grade books. Today we have a list of fantasy novels that will help you travel through the library's whole collection, from youth to adult and back again. To check out the fantasy series recommended by our YCPL staff, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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May 03

May craft kits celebrate Harry Potter

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 3, 2021 at 10:13 AM by Elizabeth Land

Harry Potter craft kits will be available at both libraries beginning May 3.

Craft kits return to the library this month! With kits for both elementary schoolers and middle/high schoolers, we've got something for every Harry Potter fan. But you don't have to be a wizard to create magic. Just grab one of our kits by stopping by the Youth Services Department at either branch beginning today, May 3. Please note that the Middle/High School kits contain small pieces and is not appropriate for young wizards. Kits will be available while supplies last. For more information, call Tabb Library at 757-890-5110 or call Yorktown Library at 757-890-3236. 

Not everyone has read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, but most people at least recognize the iconic name. The 7-novel series has spawned movies, a Broadway play and even its own section in the Universal Studios theme park. But it all started with the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's never too late to experience the series. The York County Public Library carries copies of every book in the series in both physical, digital and audio formats. Just visit our online catalog to reserve your copy today.