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.

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.

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.