The library is not the first place you would think of seeking support when it comes to domestic abuse, harassment, or female genital mutilation (FGM), we cannot take the place of trained professionals, but we can support those who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing the information and the resources they need in a safe environment. Living in an abusive household or being in an abusive relationship can be disempowering and… Continue reading Among the Shelves – Domestic Abuse
Summer, 1965. Late one night, thirteen-year-old Charlie Bucktin is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is Jasper Jones. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is intriguing. And he needs Charlie’s help. In the dead of night, the boys steal through town, and Charlie learns of Jasper’s horrible discovery. Burdened by a terrible secret and the weight of a town’s suspicion, Charlie feels his world closing in. After this summer nothing will ever be the same again.