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Image of the check used to buy Alaska, from Wikipedia.

Seward's Folly Celebrates an Anniversary

Last month, a group of school children entered the library and returned many books about each of the 50 states.  They were excited to share their new-found knowledge. 

Since in January, Alaska celebrates its hard won 60th anniversary to become our 49th state, I wanted to point out resources our libraries have about the state once known as “Seward’s Folly”. 

For instance, did you know Alaska was purchased from Russia for just $7.2 million in 1867?  At 2 cents an acre that seems a pretty good bargain.

So if you’re traveling there or are an armchair traveler, check out these library nonfiction books and DVDs or choose a book of fiction that will give you a sense of life in Alaska.

81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness (2015) by Murphy, Brian

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Special Days in June

June is

Audio Book Month (Re)discover the joy of having books read out loud to you with one of our many audiobook selections at JCPL. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for Summer Reading this month!

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Children's Book Week Winners

Children's Book Week 2012 is over, and we hope you had a chance to vote for your favorite books. Here are some of the winners in our collection:

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year -- Okay for Now -- by Gary D. Schmidt

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Children's Book Week May 7-13

Teachers, librarians, parents, publishers - they're all focused on you this week! Children's Book Week is the time to celebrate the amazing choices you have at the library and bookstore. From comics to mysteries, from magic to history...you can find anything between the pages of a book!

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Special Days in May

May is

Get Caught Reading Month. Check out KidsReads.com and discover a new author today. Be sure to sign up for Summer Reading this month!

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You Belong @ Your Library

Come find out why You Belong @ Your Library April 9-14 during National Library Week.

Enter our week-long Coloring Contest, open to ages 3-11.

To enter, pick up a coloring sheet at any branch of JCPL and return it by April 14. Coloring pages will be judged by age category.

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