Governments in dystopian YA novels

by Macy Conley The most popular dystopian novels are created out of conflict between the government and the people. Reading about the beliefs and regulations of some governments found in YA fiction can be unbelievable. They seem so completely unnatural or fake that we can forget that there are actual governments that are used as …

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Ways Summer Reading can help your Teens

By Macy Conley Teen summer reading is in full swing at the El Reno Carnegie Library! July is coming with fun filled weeks ahead. Even though the Teen Summer Reading Programs is full of fun and exciting activities, the activities can serve other purposes too. For example, the Wednesday crafts activities help promote creativity in a …

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Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Our Environment

By Alicia Ballard Who doesn’t love a good sole-survivor-in-a-post-apocalyptic-wasteland story? A good high-tension story to wrap yourself in and escape reality for a few hours. Yet, we can always come back to our comforts and our stable society. Yet, if we are not careful, we may end up throwing ourselves into the same situation that …

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Bee the change in your neighborhood!

By Peggy Kindiger We’ve all heard the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” (and add to that “Repurpose” or “Upcycle”).  With spring being a time of renewal and Earth Day being celebrated on April 22nd, this is a good time to revisit the concept of caring for our environment. The idea of conservation is hardly a new …

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