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Abby Hargreaves

Abby Hargreaves is a New Hampshire native living and working as a Children’s Librarian in Washington, D.C. She fulfills the gamut of the librarian stereotype with a love of cats, coffee, and crocheting (and likes a good run of alliteration). Her MLIS degree enjoys the company of a BA in English from Hollins University, making Abby an advocate of women's universities. Her favorite color is yellow.

Wizarding World Introduces Harry Potter at Home

Wizarding World of Harry Potter introduces Harry Potter at Home, a new collection of free resources for readers and educators.

How to Get the Most Out of Storytime: Tips from a Children’s Librarian

Now, I recognize that many caregivers who come to storytime are just as uninformed about how to get the most out of storytime as I was when I first started.

6 of the Best Picture Books about Consent for Children

Representing both sides of consent -- to ask for and refuse -- these picture books are appropriate for a range of ages from toddlers to school-age children. 

8 Books Like LOOKING FOR ALASKA for John Green Fans

It’s no wonder that so many people are looking for books like Looking for Alaska. Here are eight titles similar to John Green's debut.

Quiz: Which 500+ Page Book Should You Read While You’re Quarantined?

If you too are stuck at home, we've got some long and compelling books you might be interested in picking up to help pass the time.

Take the Jane Austen Enneagram Quiz: Which Heroine Are You?

So, what’s your Jane Austen Enneagram match? Tell us your Enneagram number and find out which Jane Austen heroine is the same type.

Oh My God, They Were Roommates: Books About Roommates

"And they were roommates." "Oh my God, they were roommates." Up the drama in your reading with these books about roommates.

24 Children’s Book Tattoos That Will Make You Nostalgic

Check out these collected ink pieces that speak to childhood and nostalgia with children’s book tattoos for ideas on your next piece.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Dewey Decimal System?

Do you know your way around the Dewey Decimal System? Show us your chops in this quiz and then be sure to brag about your accomplishment.

9 Nonfiction Books About Depression: Finding Power on the Pages

From holistic approaches to evolutionary psychology perspectives, this list of nonfiction books about depression kicks off the exploration.

Books: Part of a Complete Breakfast

Waffles! Oatmeal! Toast! Cereal! Fruit salad! Eggs! Breakfast is without a doubt the best meal of the day for reading. Here's why.


With with its incredible endurance, it seems only fitting to celebrate with a list of quotes from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

A Day in the Life of a Public Librarian

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a librarian looks like? This librarian for a public library gives you a peek, from check in to check out.

14 Hands-Free Reading Tools

Hands-free reading tools come in so many shapes and sizes. Improve your reading life with a bit of help with multitasking.

To My Friends With Reading Tastes Opposite from Mine

"Even if I still maintain my position, my experience of reading and digesting the book is greater for our talks."