Escape into a Great Book: Capturing the Attention of the Reluctant Reader
Thursday, March 11 | 3pm EST
Join us on Thursday, March 11 at 3pm EST as we sit down with authors of the shared series, Great Escapes—which blends historical fiction with short, action-filled chapters and suspense to create stories that appeal to even the most reluctant of readers.
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When Words & Art Collide: The Allure of Graphic Novels
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Likes Matter: Using Social Media to Promote Your Library
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