Everyone Reads: Helen Ellis
Helen Ellis is the bestselling author of “Southern Lady Code,” “American Housewife,” and “Eating the Cheshire Cat.” She hosts the wildly popular…
Remembering Author Marcus Sedgwick
British author and illustrator Marcus Sedgwick, who wrote more than 40 books for children and adults, died November 17, 2022. He was…
Everyone Reads: Ruth Reichl
Ruth Reichl is a bestselling author and winner of 6 James Beard Awards for her writing. Her books include “Tender at the…
In Honor of Veteran’s Day
In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’ve curated a list of upbeat books for kids about military families and military dogs and a…
Noirvember 2022
As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, there’s no better month to celebrate film noir, the darkest of film…
New Creativebug Classes in November
We’re celebrating the holiday season at home with family and friends, and nurturing our sense of togetherness while we make and create…
Everyone Reads: Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.…
Native American Heritage Month
November is #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, a time to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native people. It is also…
Everyone Reads: Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. She has been nominated three times…
Computer Giveaway
Need a computer? Register for a chance at a FREE COMPUTER! Compudopt provides reconditioned computers to families who do not OWN the…
Devour Books, Not Brains!
These books, intended for ages 9-12, feature monsters, zombies, goblins and other creatures sure to give you the chills!
New Creativebug Classes in October
Creativebug is the library’s go-to resource for free arts and crafts video workshops, accessible for free with your library card. Today, we’re…
DIY Stuffed Animal Giveaway
The Friends of the Library are celebrating fall with a special giveaway! Enter through Friday, October 14, 2022 to win a “Pumpkin…
Socktober Sock Drive
Socktober is a time for reaching out to those in need starting from the feet up! One of the most requested, yet…
Kanopy Fright Fest
We’re digging up some deadly titles as we look to highlight horror films all month long. Our content team has been hard…
Everyone Reads: Min Jin Lee
Min Jin Lee is an internationally bestselling author known for her sweeping novel “Pachinko,” which was a finalist for the National Book…
Banned Books Trivia
Test your knowledge of banned and challenged books! Every book mentioned in this quiz has at some point made the American Library…
Banned Books Week 2022
“This is a dangerous time for readers and the public servants who provide access to reading materials. Readers, particularly students, are losing…
Hispanic Heritage Month
For National Hispanic Heritage Month, our partners at Kanopy have curated a collection of films that pay tribute to Hispanic heritage, while…
Everyone Reads: Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini is the international bestselling author of “The Inheritance Cycle,” beginning with “Eragon.” He holds the Guinness Book of World Records…
New Creativebug Classes in September
Creativebug is the library’s go-to resource for free arts and crafts video workshops, accessible for free with your library card. Today, we’re…
Everyone Reads: Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer is the international bestselling author of the “Artemis Fowl: series of books and graphic novels, which has sold over 20…
National Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Here are eight books to help you cope with loss and give insight and hope. If you…
Circulation Redesign Project
Excuse our dust. We’re renovating the Circulation Department to better serve you. Construction begins Wednesday, August 31st and is expected to last…
Everyone Reads: R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine is the creator of the iconic “Goosebumps” books series. His books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, helping…
Remembering David McCullough
David McCullough, the award-winning historian and author died on August 7, 2022 at the age of 89. McCullough wrote numerous books on…
New Creativebug Classes in August
Creativebug is the library’s go-to resource for free arts and crafts video workshops, accessible for free with your library card. Today, we’re…
Everyone Reads: Christine Riccio
Christine Riccio is the bestselling author of “Again, But Better.” She is the creator of the wildly popular PolandBananasBOOKS YouTube page with…
Back to School Reads
Get ready for the new school year with this selection of books for ages 0-8, ages 9-12, and teens!
Fin-Tastic Reads
If you’re a fan of Shark Week and all things ocean, we’ve got a fin-tastic selection of books here for you!
New Creativebug Classes in July
Creativebug is the library’s go-to resource for free arts and crafts video workshops, accessible for free with your library card. Today, we’re…
Everyone Reads: Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is the internationally bestselling author well known for books on the Tudor and Plantagenet families including “The Other Boleyn Girl,”…
Disability Pride Month
July is recognized as Disability Pride Month. Since 2015, this month-long commemoration has been held in honor of the landmark legislation: Americans…
Hindi-Language Films for Kids
We’re pleased to announce that our partners at Kanopy have recently launched a collection of Hindi-language films for kids. To access the…
DIY Stuffed Animal Giveaway
The Friends of the Library are celebrating summer with a special giveaway! Enter through Friday, July 15, 2022 to win a “Sheldon…
Everyone Reads: Scott Westerfeld
Scott Westerfeld is the award-winning author of both the “Uglies” and “Leviathan” series, as well as “Spill Zone.” Scott shares how reading…
Stay-on-the-Beach Reads
These eight books are for when you are absolutely, positively NOT getting in the water!
School Supplies Drive
Imagine a youngster starting the school year without a new backpack or even primary school supplies. With the ongoing pandemic, high unemployment,…
Summer Suspense
These ten suspenseful reads take place during summer or on vacations.
Juneteenth on Kanopy
The Black experience in America is marked by events that forever changed the history of this country. As a tribute to one…
Bollywood on Kanopy
Explore the best of Bollywood with this new collection of films offered on Kanopy. Enjoy epic tales told in epic fashion by…
Everyone Reads: Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including “The World That We Knew,” “The Rules of Magic,”…
For Fans of Under the Banner of Heaven
FX’s “Under the Banner of Heaven,” the original limited series inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the events…
Everyone Reads: Marie Lu
Marie Lu is the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of “The Legend Trilogy” and “The Young Elites Trilogy.” Marie is a…
Celebrate Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈
As part of Pride Month, Kanopy proudly presents this collection of films that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. To view these films that…
Everyone Reads: Mark Duplass
Mark Duplass is one of the most successful independent filmmakers working today. With his brother, Jay Duplass, he has created countless films…
Everyone Reads: Layla Saad
Layla Saad is a bestselling author, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change. Her…
AAPI Heritage Month
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Kanopy has curated a collection of films that celebrate the rich and…
Earth Day on Kanopy
For Earth Day, Kanopy has curated a collection of films that address a range of environmental concerns including climate change, sustainability, pollution,…
Everyone Reads: Elvis Duran
Elvis Duran is the host of the Elvis Duran and The Morning Show. His radio show is listened to millions of people…
Citizenship Success Story
On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, Glenside Library patron Maria obtained her U.S. Citizenship. Maria pursued this day wholeheartedly and pledged allegiance to…
Autism Acceptance Month
April is Autism Acceptance Month—a time to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change. To spark conversations and foster understanding, we’ve put…
Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021
The American Library Association tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. Of the 1,597 individual books…
Everyone Reads: Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is an award-winning and best-selling author, speaker, and podcast host of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Her books include “The Happiness…
National Library Week 2022
Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries…
For Fans of Inventing Anna
The Netflix limited series “Inventing Anna” tells the (mostly) true story of fake heiress Anna Delvey (aka Anna Sorokin). If you’re left…
New This Spring for Teens
Add some titles to your TBR (to-be-read) pile. Check out what’s coming this spring for teens!
Everyone Reads: Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds is an American author of novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including “Ghost,” a National Book Award…
Celebrate Irish American Heritage
Bearing Irish ancestry or not, people all over the U.S. will be wearing green and celebrating with friends on St. Patrick’s Day.…
For Fans of Encanto
Need more magic after watching Encanto? Explore these with magical realism tales filled with magic, unique locations, and intergenerational connections.
Everyone Reads: Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel’s fifth novel, “The Glass Hotel,” was published in spring 2020. Her previous novels include “Station Eleven,” which was…
Women’s History Month on Kanopy
Historically, the contributions of women have often been underrepresented. As part of Women’s History Month, Kanopy has curated a collection of films…
Using the New Catalog
We’re excited to introduce our new user-friendly catalog! Designed to make it easier than ever to find and borrow materials from Glenside…
My Funny Valentine
Love doesn’t always have to be so serious. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up 12 rom-com stories that will have…
Everyone Reads: David Nicholls
David Nicholls is a British bestselling author, screenwriter, and actor best known for his novels “Us,” and “One Day.” His latest novel…
Black History Month on Kanopy
In honor of Black History Month, we have curated a collection of films that offer various perspectives on the Black experience in…
For Fans of Wordle
Obsessed with Wordle, the daily puzzle game exploding in popularity? Then you’ll enjoy reading these 12 books… after you finish your squares,…
Everyone Reads: Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and the author of “Smarter Faster Better,” about the science of productivity and “The Power…
Black History Month
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by Black Americans. To help you celebrate, we compiled a list…
An Evening with Jasmine Guillory
Dubbed one of romance’s brightest new voices, Jasmine Guillory will discuss her newest novel, “While We Were Dating,” and the modern rom-com.…
Books to Honor & Remember Dr. MLK, Jr.
Over 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death, America is still working towards the dream that he envisioned. We’ve selected…
Everyone Reads: Francesca Serritella
Francesca Serritella has co-authored several bestselling collections of essays and stories with her mother Lisa Scottoline. They write a weekly humor column…
Hello Hygge
Hygge: a word of Norwegian origin that’s used by the Danish to mean cozy, content, comfortable, companionable. Learn the Danish secrets to happy…
Everyone Reads: Geetha Murali
Dr. Geetha Murali is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Room to Read, an organization that believes World Change Starts with Educated…
New Year, New You
Celebrate 2022 by becoming the best version of yourself! These 12 titles will help you start over, create something new, make positive…
Own Voices: Science Fiction for Adults
Featuring diverse characters as depicted by creators who share that identity, these 12 science fiction books deal with the alien—the discovery and…
An Evening with Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses her newest book, “Velvet Was the Night,” and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror.…
21 Most Watched Films of 2021
Being popular has its pros and cons, but when it comes to film it is a measure of how stories connect with…
Everyone Reads: Shakira
Shakira is the award winning, international singing and songwriting sensation who has sold over 140 million records worldwide. She has long supported…
Remembering Anne Rice (1941–2021)
Anne Rice, the gothic novelist widely known for her bestselling novel “Interview with the Vampire,” died late Saturday, December 11, 2021 at…
hoopla BingePass is Here!
hoopla BingePass is a new type of hoopla Instant borrow that gives Library patrons unlimited access to collections of streaming content for…
Winter Reads
From snowy days to hibernating animals, these stories take place during the winter season. We’ve included selections for adults, teens, and kids.
Home (Viewing) for the Holidays
With winter in the air, it is time once again to celebrate the season with a collection of festive films for the…
Holiday Romances
Keep yourself warm with one of these romances that evoke winter’s seasonal fun and holiday cheer!
For Fans of Dune
If Dune left you wondering what to read next, this list has similarly epic stories with rich world-building that explore life on…
Noirvember
Learn more about the visual and narrative elements that make film noir such a distinct cinematic style this month as we celebrate…
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed…
For Fans of Fear Street
R. L. Stine’s Fear Street series, containing over 50 titles and spinoffs, has been frightening readers for the past three decades. When…
Kanopy Fright Fest
‘Tis the season for a good scare, so join us as we present Kanopy Fright Fest 2021. Containing all the ghouls and…
Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020. Overall, 273 books…
World Suicide Prevention Day
Observed annually on September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day is a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and…
Remembering Sept. 11, 2001
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Glenside Library is offering a free digital poster exhibition…
Highlighting Afghan Voices
As we attempt to understand the significance of the events occurring in real-time in Afghanistan, we are presenting films like “The Kite…
2021 Agatha Award Winners
The Agatha Awards celebrate the traditional mystery, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries…
Fire Up the Grill: BBQ Cookbooks
Independence Day, the summer holiday synonymous with grilling out, is just around the corner. Whether your guests are meat-lovers, vegetarians, vegan, or…
LGBTQ Stories on Kanopy
With the library’s subscription to Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video service for public libraries and educational institutions, cardholders have access to a…
Must Watch Films this Juneteenth
Kanopy has curated a collection of films that commemorate Juneteenth—the day honoring and celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved…
Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom
Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the day when the last enslaved people in Texas and other Confederate states were informed of their…
LGBTQIA: Read with Pride
Every June, we celebrate Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 1969—a series of protests outside the Stonewall Inn in…
For Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale
Published in 1985, it’s been over 35 years since Margaret Atwood’s famous novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, first made the rounds. Evident by…
12 Films to Watch During #AAPIHM
Given the recent aggression directed towards the Asian American Pacific Islander communities nationwide, Asian Pacific American solidarity and support is more critical…
Our Favorite Magazines
Electronic magazines are now available to download and read through the Libby app! To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite magazines.
Announcing: Digital Magazines
Glenside Library is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7.…
Picture Books About Thankfulness
This month, let us help our children to develop an attitude of gratitude. Teaching a child to be thankful, generous and kind…
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