#GivingTuesday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and #GivingTuesday – there are many ways you can be part of something big this year and give back to your public library!

On December 3rd, join other friends and fans of the library and give your time, your donations, and your support. #GivingTuesday is a great way to spread the word about what makes the library great!

And, it’s as easy as A-B-C:

Announce your support! Let those around you know you support and value the Andover Public Library. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Use the hashtag #WeLoveAPL to let everyone know why you support public libraries.

Bring in unwanted books, DVDs, games, etc and donate them to the library! Items that we are unable to place in our collection will be sold at our bi-yearly Friends of the Library book sales, which directly benefit library programs.

Commit to joining the Friends of the Library! For only $25 you can support the library’s summer reading programs, STEAM events, story times, and other great library programs!

Now, celebrate that you’ve made a difference to the Andover Public Library!

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge: A Book Published in 2019

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories.
These aren’t the only books we have available in each category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.

 

We’re continuing our discussion of books with the category “A book published in 2019.”

 

With so many books published this year, it may seem impossible to wade through the glut of 2019 releases and choose just one to read for this challenge. You’re in luck: we’ve gathered some of our favorite new releases that will please even the choosiest of readers.

 

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Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn

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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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The Institute by Stephen King

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Whisper Man by Alex North

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman

Happy Reading!

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge: A Book Set in Asia

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories.
These aren’t the only books we have available in each category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.

 

We’re continuing our discussion of books with the category “A book set in Asia.”

 

Take a trip to the opposite side of the world and experience the vast array of countries in East and Southeast Asia. Discover how war shapes generations, experience childhood in Indonesia, find connections between mothers and daughters that span decades and countries, and uncover the key to wealth.

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China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

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The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

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Empire Rising by Rick Campbell

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Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

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Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

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The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata

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Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

Happy Reading!

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International Games Week

Let the games begin!

International Games Week kicked off yesterday and we’re celebrating all week long with displays in the library, special posts on social media (check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!), and an exciting game demo of the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game.

International Games Week is an initiative from the American Library Association to show through the libraries around the world the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

It’s the perfect week to check out our wide selection of board games and video games to play with the whole family and make every night family game night!

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