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Don’t let the headline fool you, folks, this article is actually all about the books! Neuse Regional Libraries have evolved in many ways and embraced multiple innovative informational formats, but you never really forget your first love, do you?

Starting July 1st, our libraries will be rolling out a series of carefully selected collections each month that will have something interesting for everyone! Children will find beautiful, brand new books in themed book bins focused on such captivating topics as Superheroes, Creepy Crawlies, Things That Go, and Out of This World! Adults looking to expand their horizons can make selections from our new Subject Spotlights, including Let’s Get Crafty for anyone who wants to learn a new hobby, Tasteful Reads for people interested in increasing their culinary repertoire, and Turning the Page for those who are ready try some self-improvement techniques.

Finally, readers who want to keep up with what’s hot can browse our new Trending Titles! Each Neuse Regional Libraries location will feature multiple copies of popular bestsellers to let people know what all the buzz is about! Read and discuss the same stories with your friends and family or find out about books that inspired recent movies or streaming series!

July Trending Titles for the Kinston-Lenoir County Public library include:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. During the 1930s, a traveling librarian must overcome prejudices to help instill a joy of reading into hill people living in Kentucky.

Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey. An evocative tale of friendship between two vastly different women who bond under the most unexpected circumstances.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

Little Fire Everywhere by Celeste Ng. An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

Normal People by Sally Rooney. The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.

Please visit our Neuse Regional Libraries in July to discover what distinctive subjects and titles each location has to offer! For more information on library services, please call 252-527-7066, Ext. 134.