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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.

How I Got Over My MLS

The debate for whether the MLS degree is really necessary for employment as a librarian in the United States isn’t that new.

Take the Quiz: Which UMBRELLA ACADEMY Character Are You?

How would you cope if you were unexpectedly dropped in another decade? The only way to find out is to figure out which character you are.

WARRIORS: An Enchanting Feline Legacy

Get to know the history of -- and understand the popularity of -- Erin Hunter's "Warriors" series for middle grade readers.

5 Excellent YA Books About Selkies

These six YA books about selkies drop readers into stormy seaside towns, sparkling ocean depths, and treacherous rocky crags, including Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley.

An Invisible Threat: Compassion Fatigue in Libraries

When both the customers and the staff are suffering as a result of compassion fatigue in libraries, it is essential we do something. Now is the time.

Why Young Adult Books Still Appeal to Me as an Adult

And to this day, I credit this experience as being one of the largest reasons why I prefer to read young adult books as an adult.

18 Thrilling Books Like THE HUNGER GAMES

If you have an appetite for more books like The Hunger Games, check out this list as we get ready for the prequel of the series.

The Library Bill of Rights: What They Are and What They Mean for You

Learn about the Library Bill of Rights, with explanations and examples of how library users might apply them in their own use of their libraries and more.

10 of the Best Fake Dating Young Adult Novels

The best fake dating young adult novels for fans of the beloved romance trope.

5 of The Best Tomie dePaola Books According to Goodreads

In celebration of dePaola’s exceptional life and career, here are the best Tomie dePaola books according to Goodreads.