LGBTQ

Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month!

  Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month! The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list is intended to aid youth in selecting high-quality books that were published between July 2015 and December 2016. The list […]

Earth Day, gardening, Nonfiction

Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activistJohn McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the… Continue reading Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

Libraries, St. Patrick's Day

Five Books to Brighten Your St. Patrick’s Day

These books are full of humor, magic, young love, and classic mystery. So, grab a pint, put your feet up, and enjoy!

History, Nonfiction, Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day Book List

Not sure where to begin brushing up on presidential history? Or already a history buff and want some new recommendations? This is the list for you! George Washington The return of George Washington : 1783-1789 / Edward J. Larson. Being George Washington : the indispensable man, as you've never seen him / written & edited… Continue reading Presidents’ Day Book List

fiction, Libraries, Nonfiction

Best in Show: books to get you in the mood for the Westminster Dog Show

Calling all dog lovers! The Westminster Dog Show is Coming! Begins Monday, February 11 and ends at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12 How many of you plan to watch the Westminster Dog Show this year?  Get ready for the big day by reading one of these recommended books. Included are books to help you… Continue reading Best in Show: books to get you in the mood for the Westminster Dog Show

fiction, historical fiction, History, Nobel Prize Winner

Novels that Illuminate Chinese Culture

Let's honor Pearl S. Buck by reading her amazing novel or another book that gives us a glimpse into Chinese culture.

Black History Month, Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, fiction, historical fiction, History, Nonfiction

Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories, while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by people of all backgrounds & ethnicities. We hope these suggestions serve to introduce you to what Black History Month is all about. Books for Children… Continue reading Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

History, Nonfiction

Books Celebrating our Magnificent Moon

Get ready for the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 by brushing up on your Moon facts! We have created a booklist to help!

large print, Libraries

New Large Print Books at Otis Library

Thank you to the Friends of Otis Library for their generous donation that allowed us to expand our large print collection! The best news is that we aren't even done spending the money.  That means there's more to come! Many of these new books are published simultaneously in both regular print and large print.  We're… Continue reading New Large Print Books at Otis Library

Read-alikes

Authors to read if you love James Patterson

James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the ''Alex Cross'', ''Michael Bennett'', ''Women's Murder Club'', ''Maximum Ride'', ''Daniel X'', ''NYPD Red'', ''Witch and Wizard'', and ''Private'' series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies… Continue reading Authors to read if you love James Patterson