If You Liked Harry Potter, Try These Selections

Harry Potter’s fantastical rags-to-riches hero’s journey has been capturing readers’ imaginations for over 25 years now. Whether it’s the found-family friendships that fans love, the magical school, or the massive worldbuilding, J.K.

Book a Break to Bake

Get ready..., set..., BAKE! October is full of fun things to do and celebrate. The first big one is Halloween: my favorite time of year! October also signifies - at least in my family - the start of the holiday season and, with it, baking!

Thanks For Your Memories

Since the beginning of time, humans have been writing and talking about themselves and their experiences. During ancient times people relied on scrolls, clay tablets, and oral traditions to pass on their thoughts and experiences.

Fall Local Author Fair

With cooler evening temperatures and hazy, cloudy days ahead, you know that fall is right around the corner. Along with the changing of the leaves and the arrival of all things pumpkin-spice, comes our annual Fall Local Author Fair!

Falling in Love Page After Page

Romance Awareness Month

Though the idea of Romance Awareness Month is really to bring attention to romance and the idea that even in an established relationship there should be some intention behind gestures that keeps the spark and fun of the relationship alive, it's important to remem

What's Your Picnic Vibe?

Summer is the time for picnic fun, and July is National Picnic Month. It's a good time to grab a book and something tasty to eat, then find a beautiful place outdoors to get some reading in. Here are a few of my favorite picnic aesthetics...complete with reading recommendations to match!

What Does Your Audiobook Speed Say About You?

Happy summer, Cape Girardeau! We are just about a third of the way through our summer reading program this year - 3 weeks! Can you believe it? A question I often get asked when patrons in the community come to sign up for our summer reading program is “Do audiobooks count as reading?”.

See You Space Cowboy

The month of April is the month of space — it’s global astronomy month, and it’s time to look at the sky.

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This month we commemorate the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.