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Saga Volumes 1-7 Available Now on hoopla digital

Award-winning graphic novel, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan is now available to download, bringing you direct to your mobile device or computer with a valid Highland Park library card. Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before. This has been described as Game of Thrones meets Star Wars. For more information on hoopla digital and downloading this title and many others, please click here.
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Light It Up Blue

What does the library have in common with the Panama Canal, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building, and thousands of other landmarks worldwide?  All have been lit up with blue lights to promote autism awareness in April, Autism Awareness Month.  To read more, click here.

The National Institute of Mental Health defines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as “…the name for a group of developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range, ‘a spectrum,’ of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.”  ASD affects people of all ages worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in the United States, “About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.  ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.”

Books for children and adults about ASD range from picture books for the youngest readers to memoirs, explanations of treatment and life strategies, histories of autism and fiction featuring autistic characters.   In April, there is a display of books in the lobby about ASD. Year round, librarians in the Adult Services department are glad to help you find information about ASD.  The Youth Services department has a social story and a great selection of links for those with special needs, available here .

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