We recently learned that the Chapel Hill Public Library offers a really cool service: They’ll send you personalized reading recommendations (and even put those books on hold for you) if you tell them recent books you’ve liked and disliked.

We’ve tried the service out (for a 5-year-old) and received back great recommendations that were spot-on for the new reader in question.

Other cool library-related items:

– You can check out a pollinator kit or a waterways kit from the library. We recently checked out the waterways kit and had a great time discussing the various nearby creeks.

– The library maintains three StoryWalks in public parks, with books to read along the paths. (They rotate the books each month. My kids like to run from page to page.)

– On Thursday, the library is hosting the Morehead Planetarium for a program about NASA’s Artemis program and recent findings from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Melody Kramer serves on the OWASA board and lives in Carrboro with her family. By day, she leads communications for a large academic research center and recently obtained her MLIS degree focusing on digital...