New! TumbleBooks App for Android and iPhone!

New! TumbleBooks App for Android and iPhone!

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Now TumbleBooks can be enjoyed via a Android or iPhone app! Simply install the app on your favorite mobile device, and then enter your Library Card barcode and pin. Click the icon below to get the app.

Most Frequently Challenged Book of 2013

Most Frequently Challenged Book of 2013

captain-underpants-thnWhen the American Library Association released its annual State of America’s Libraries report in April, it included a list of the most “challenged” books of the previous year. Those are the books that are the subject of formal, written complaints filed with libraries or schools “requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness.” If you thought that maybe Fifty Shades of Grey topped the list, you were wrong! Just as in 2012, the potty humor of the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey gained that distinction. Fifty Shades did make the top ten, as did The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison and The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.