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It’s Lit Bulletin

Welcome to the It’s Lit Bulletin your place for all of the news and happenings from the Youth Department @ HSL.

What will you find here? Book talks, blog entries, upcoming events, news and more. Keep your eyes here to stay connected, and in the know, about all the amazing and wonderful things we’re working on over in the kids room and teen section.

This page is for both parents and kids. So don’t be shy, take a look around. We think you’ll like what you find!


Book Talk with Miss Shannon: Beastly

This story is a fairytale come to life! Join Miss Shannon this week as we look at an awesome story for high schoolers called Beastly by Alex Flinn. It is a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast, set in a NYC high school. Enjoy on Hoopla today! Watch Miss Shannon’s book talk here.

Posted by Shannon – May 21, 2020

A Message to Our Community From the HSL Trustees

To our Hollis Social Library Community,

While our library remains physically closed, our team is working in creative ways to offer a range of digital materials and virtual programming. We have expanded…Read more.

Posted by Meghan – May 18, 2020

Book Talk with Miss Shannon: Stay

This week Miss Shannon is diving into one of the nominees for the 2020-2021 Great Stone Book Award. This book is called Stay by Bobbie Pryon. It is a realistic fiction read, recommended for grades 4-7, and is a heartfelt story about a struggling family and a cute dog. Check out the other nominees for the Great Stone Book Award! You can enjoy Stay on Hoopla today! Watch Miss Shannon’s book talk here.

Posted by Shannon – May 13, 2020

Book Talk with Miss Shannon: The Tale of Desperaux

In this elementary school book talk with Ms. Shannon, we dive into the story of Desperaux. This Newbery Medal winning book is an awesome family read aloud book and one of Ms. Shannon’s favorites! This book is quite an adventure! Enjoy on Hoopla today! Watch now!

Posted by Shannon – May 6, 2020

Book Talk with Miss Shannon: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Today Miss Shannon highlights the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, available on Hoopla. Listen along to the beginning of this book and whether you’ve read it before or not, we know you’ll enjoy it! This is book is recommended for children in high school. Watch now!

Posted by Shannon – April 30, 2020

Book Talk with Miss Shannon: Walk Two Moons

Listen to Miss Shannon read the beginning of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. It was her favorite book when she was in middle school and we bet her enthusiasm will make you want to read it too! This is book is recommended for children in middle school. Watch now!

Posted by Shannon – April 22, 2020

Book Talk with Miss Shannon: Ivy and Bean

Not sure if the Ivy and Bean series is for you? Read chapter one, of book one, along with Miss Shannon and find out! You’ll know by the end of the first chapter if you want to read more or not. We think you will! This is recommended for children in elementary school. Watch now!

Posted by Shannon – April 15, 2020

Maintaining Balance

Hello Hollis Patrons: Many of us are processing this experience differently and trying to maintain a sense of balance and cohesiveness in the face of uncertainty. Family bonding time is essential… Read more.

Posted by Meghan – April 7, 2020

Unchartered Territory

Hi Parents and Friends of the Hollis Social Library: It occurred to me this morning that we are all in uncharted territory and so I thought I would share my approach to the new normal… Read more

Posted by Meghan – March 17, 2020