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McNaughton® Customer Care

Posted on October 20, 2021 in Posts in 2021 by Brodart

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Customer Care Team

Posted on August 18, 2021 in Posts in 2021 by Brodart

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Summer Reading 2021

Posted on February 17, 2021 in Posts in 2021 by Brodart

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"Meet the Hallmans!"

Posted on January 20, 2021 in Posts in 2021 by Brodart

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Graphic Novels

Posted on January 20, 2021 in Posts in 2021 by Brodart

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Cookbooks – Old Favorites and the Latest Trends

Posted on December 16, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

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The Newest New Normal

Posted on November 18, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

The annoying thing about scientists is that they’re usually right. They sure were right this year when they warned us about this darned coronavirus thing. C’mon gals and guys, could you maybe be wrong every now and then?!

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"Peanuts" Turns 70

Posted on November 18, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

This fall marked the 70th anniversary of “Peanuts,” arguably the most popular comic in history.

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What is “Popular Music”?

Posted on October 21, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

Recorded music and popular music generally go hand-in-hand. According to Britannica, popular music is “any commercially oriented music principally intended to be received and appreciated by a wide audience.”

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Pumpkin This and Pumpkin That

Posted on October 14, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

I thought I was so clever. Shortly after the recent death of author Winston Groom, I started to work on my next assignment, which you are now reading. I found myself chanting in Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump voice: "Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Costumes, Pumpkin Story Hour via Zoom…"

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Gather ‘Round: Holiday Cooking and Baking in 2020

Posted on September 16, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

So many things have changed in 2020, and the way we cook is one of them. Did you learn a dozen new ways to eat beans during the initial shutdown?

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What We Learned From You: Brodart Connect Survey

Posted on September 16, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

The results are in and WOW! We received some great information that will help us target the articles that are important to you.

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Are You Ready for 100 Years of Football?

Posted on September 16, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

Like most aspects of American culture, football is relatively young. It evolved from college soccer and rugby games in the late 19th century.

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Banned Books Week 2020: September 27-October 3

Posted on August 11, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

Each year the American Library Association highlights one of its core principles—the Freedom to Read—during Banned Books Week.

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The Wonderful World of Sports Books for Kids

Posted on August 11, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

A six-year-old named Josh raced into my library shouting, “I want a real book! Where are the real books?!”

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Book Bike Week

Posted on August 07, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

Book Bike Week, sponsored by the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), was launched to showcase the extraordinary efforts libraries are undertaking to serve their communities through book bike programs.

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50 Years of Earth Day in America

Posted on March 18, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

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Imagine Your Story This Summer

Posted on February 19, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

Librarians are always thinking ahead, and early winter is the perfect time to plan your summer reading program. Fortunately, some librarians think about this all year long and have given us a head start.

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Final Chapters in 2019

Posted on January 15, 2020 in Posts in 2020 by Brodart

Every year at this time we pay homage to those we have recently lost. The website tributes.com has a good list of famous authors who left us this year. Let’s look at a few.

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Looking Ahead to 2020

Posted on December 18, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

In the words of my favorite (fictional) president, Jed Bartlet of "The West Wing," "What’s next?" Librarians are always looking ahead, wondering what will enchant and entice their patrons in the coming year.

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Connect - A Year in Review

Posted on December 18, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

Throughout the year, we’re proud to highlight the key resources that help make libraries great, along with special anniversaries and collection development strategies

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10 Deadlines Only a Librarian Would Understand

Posted on November 20, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

For librarians, deadlines invite a special chance to embrace the sometimes absurd—but always rewarding—task of meeting patrons’ unique and changing needs.

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STEM and Comics Team Up

Posted on November 20, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

STEM, STEAM, STREAM. These are all acronyms for a teaching approach that focuses on a combination of core concepts, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and sometimes Art (STEAM) and Reading (STREAM).

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National Book Award Finalists

Posted on November 20, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

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Celebrating Sesame Street

Posted on October 16, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

Let’s take a look back at the late 1960s, when television, in many respects, was grim. If the nightly news wasn’t reporting on race riots in America, it was broadcasting body counts in Vietnam.

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Posted on October 16, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

Have you ever noticed that in most sitcoms there’s an episode where characters go camping and…it’s a disaster? A hilarious disaster, but still a disaster. The great outdoors can be a tough place. As I write this, mosquitoes are waiting just outside my back door for their next meal.

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September Is Literacy Month

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

As librarians, literacy is something close to our hearts. We are readers, searchers, and devourers of facts. As information becomes easier to access but more complicated to manage, there are now many different kinds of literacy we can help our patrons navigate.

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What is #ownvoices?

Posted on August 21, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

As readers and librarians, we are finding that the publishing world is making an effort to seek out more diverse perspectives and voices and to honor stories about characters from groups that have previously been marginalized. These groups include ethnic minorities, different sexual orientations and identities, and those with disabilities. The We Need Diverse Books movement (WNDB) has really sparked conversations and moved the ball forward.

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Woodstock Revisited

Posted on August 21, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

By the time they got to Woodstock, they were half a million strong… at least according to the Joni Mitchell song. In actuality, 400,000 might be a more realistic number.

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Toni Morrison: 1931 – 2019

Posted on August 21, 2019 in Posts in 2019 by Brodart

Toni Morrison, a giant among twentieth century American writers, died yesterday in New York City. She was 88. Words are hard to find today to sum up her life, her literary work, and her influence in this country and around the world. To say one thing is to leave something else out of perhaps equal importance. There is not time and space enough here to sum up this person.

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