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Are you participating in our Kids Winter Reading program this year? Enjoy this guide of cooking/food themed titles you can download or order from us today!

Ages 11 & Up

Are you participating in our Kids Winter Reading program this year? Enjoy this guide of cooking/food themed titles you can download or order from us today!

Youth Ages 7-13

Thanks for signing up for our Winter Reading Challenge. To get you started, we've prepared some curated lists for you to order from us or download!

Youth Winter Reading List

We are pleased to present the stories from the 2020 and 2021 Writing Contests in an audio format! Each of the entries were judged based on their clarity, spelling, grammar, creativity, and impact.

ABLS Adult Summer Reading List for 2022. This year's theme is Oceans of Possibilities.

Perhaps in 1964, if you are old enough; you heard about a bus painted in psychedelic colors named Furthur being driven across the country by a promising young writer named Ken Kesey. Accompanying him were an assorted group of artists, aging beatniks, writers and just people along for the journey

Summer Reading suggestions for NCLBPH's younger patrons

On this edition of Allen's List books about The Harlem Renaissance. A time of great creativity in literature, music and the arts

On this edition of Allen's List just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, a few books about Ireland

During the late 1940s and 1950s, there was a small group of writers known as “The Beats”. Here a few books by and about The Beat writers

The latest Allen's List features books on foreign policy and diplomacy. It requires a combination of finesse and bluntness. An appreciation of nuance. Here are a few books by those who have either practiced the craft or books about those who done so.

In several recent blog posts, we highlighted some books with connections to North Carolina for middle-grade readers.