Juneteeth–Juvenile Books and Teaching Resources

Cunningham, Kevin. Emancipation Proclamation. (Juvenile collection). Johnson, Angela. All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom. (Juvenile collection) Lyons, Kelly Starling. Kelly's Broom. (Juvenile collection). Nelson, Vaunda. Almost to Freedom. (eBook). Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad In The Sky. (Juvenile collection). Featured Documents --Featured documents from the National Archives. Juneteenth Celebration--Explores the origins … Continue reading Juneteeth–Juvenile Books and Teaching Resources

Celebrate Juneteenth

Rockwall County Library will be closed Monday, June 20th in celebration of Juneteenth. Take a look at these books related to Juneteenth at Rockwall County Library: Burke, Tarana, ed. You Are Your Best Thing. (Adult Collection) Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. (Adult Collection). Coates, Ta-Nehisi. The Water Dancer. (Adult Collection). Ellison, Ralph. Juneteenth. … Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth

June is Audiobook Month

Did you know? Listening to an audiobook provides the same benefits as reading printed books. Photo by APRIL STUDIO: https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-in-yellow-and-blue-dress-holding-book-7745117/ Audiobooks increase comprehension through visualization. If you're going on a summer trip, digital audiobooks are convenient and portable. Plus, you can count audiobooks on your summer reading log. Look for these audiobooks read by award-winning … Continue reading June is Audiobook Month

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg [Book Review]

A troubled girl and a widower strike up a friendship in Berg's heart felt novel, The Story of Aruthur Truluv. Unwed and pregnant, Maddie spends a lot of her time in cemeteries where widower Arthur Truluv has lunch everyday. Truluv has an uncanny of peering into the lives of the departed. Mostly, however, he goes … Continue reading The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg [Book Review]

Summer Reading Programs For All

We are so excited to have you reading with us this summer!  In addition to the Children's and Teen reading program, we are offering several events and activities for the Adult Summer Reading Program. You can visit this link to read all about it in our newsletter: https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/DocumentCenter/View/8656/Library-Summer-2022-Newsletter To complete your reading challenge log for … Continue reading Summer Reading Programs For All

June is “Great Outdoors” Month

June is "Great Outdoors" month. Many kinds of outdoor activities offer mental health benefits, exercise, and enjoyment. Gooley, Tristan. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs. (Overdrive eBook). Hopgood, Tim. My Big Book of Outdoors. (Juvenile collection). Knight, Eric M. Foraging Texas. (Adult collection). McDougall, Len. The Scouting Guide to Tracking. (Adult collection). Puglisi, Stephanie. … Continue reading June is “Great Outdoors” Month

World Reef Day

June 1, 2022 June 1 is World Reef Day. Possibly there's no better time to think about conserving coral reefs. Here are some titles from the Juvenile collection: Gibbons, Gail. Coral Reef (2019). Guillian, Charlotte. Deep Blue. (2020). Klatte, Kathleen. Reefs and Volcanoes: How Earth's Atolls Formed. (2020). Martin, Claudia. Coral Reefs (2020). Tzomaka, Vassilliki. … Continue reading World Reef Day