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'Children's Fiction'

Aug 01

Visual Reads: Make New Friends with These Titles

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 1, 2017 at 5:58 PM by Elizabeth Land

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.

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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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Jul 27

Celebrating Gardening & Gardeners

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM by Elizabeth Land

This May, the York County Library system is celebrating gardening. Warm weather has arrived for good, and if you haven’t already gotten your plants and seeds in the ground, there’s no time like the present. Our Live Well @ Your Library series has two gardening-themed sessions for adults this month:

Both programs will be presented by Master Gardener Bethany Beck. Join us to learn how gardening can help you soothe the soul this May. [Editor's Note: The date has passed for these programs, but look below for a selection of fiction books for all ages featuring gardening.]

For both garden-enthusiasts and the outdoor-disinclined, we’ve put together a list of different fiction that focuses on gardening or gardeners.

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