Staff Spotlight: Karen Berry

Karen Berry has a long history with OPL. Growing up, she and her siblings visited Benson Branch, and she still can visualize OPL’s Bookmobile pulling into the parking lot of her elementary school for its biweekly visits. Technically, helping escort younger kids to the Bookmobile, stamping library cards and restocking picture books was her first…
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How to Read a Board Book

We hear it constantly from researchers and educators: “Read to your child every day, starting from birth.” Early reading has a monumental effect on a child’s brain development, and can even be used as an early predictor of future success in school and beyond. What the experts don’t tell us, however, is HOW to read…
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Mouthwatering Teen Fiction

I love books... and I love food. I love to eat, and in the past few years (thank you, “The Great British Baking Show”) I have gradually developed a love of making food. Naturally, I also seek books that feature food. I am a sucker for memoirs written by chefs like Anthony Bourdain, and I…
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