The 2023 Reading Challenge launches Jan. 1, so “Join the Search Party” on its quest to find 2023’s best books.
Guess how many books you will read from Jan. 1 through Oct. 10 and sign up with Becky Brower; there is a 15 book goal minimum this year. Finally (and most importantly), start reading!
Record your finished books however you like. A nice notebook? Perfect! A detailed spreadsheet with excess information? Yes! Outsourced to your Goodreads account? That’s working smarter! The scrap-piece-of-paper method? You do you, chaotic neutral!
Strive to meet your goal by the Oct. 10 end date, and then attend the challenge party. Stay tuned for more details.
To sign up digitally, email SPL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Michelle Parker, young adult services librarian
This is a luscious historical fiction based in Sacramento in the late 1800s; but with intriguing paranormal elements. We follow twins Edie and Violet, who are mediums trying to make their own way in life. They run away from their father who tried to lock them in an asylum and go on the road with a Traveling Spiritualist Show. Mysterious occurrences bring them to suspect that something is going on in the spirit world; could it have to do with their mother's death?
Things that blew me away in this book:
If you like historical mixed with paranormal, this is the book for you!
Michelle manages the Young Adult Department, planning programs, purchasing new books, and revamping the Rosalyn Jones/Young Adult Space.
Find the latest DVDs (movies, documentaries, and TV shows) at Syracuse Public Library. As with all of our materials, if there is a DVD you would really like us to order, you can now digitally request SPL order it via this link. Titles in bolded red will become available throughout the month of December.
Winter is the perfect time to pick up several new books to read together with your children. Check out some of these new arrivals at Syracuse Public Library.
Seeking the latest reads? The Syracuse Public Library has received a sizeable shipment of new young adult books! Check them out today or place your holds.
The Syracuse Public Library is always getting the latest books in. Here are some of the new titles that have arrived so far this fall and winter. A few titles will have release dates on them; if you'd like to be added to any books hold list, let the library know!
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