News to Wake Your Brain Cells – August 21


25 books about simple outdoor adventures – Colorado Parent

Beverly Cleary turned 104 this year — glimpse into the iconic children’s book author’s life – AmoMama

Writer makes beloved children’s books less co-dependent and weird – Yahoo


Anne Arundel library system scales back indoor operations after customers refuse to wear masks – Capital Gazette

Hawaii State Public Libraries are suspending computer time – KHON

With coronavirus lockdowns may libraries (and librarians) have been more fabulous than ever – The Guardian


Our Chemical Hearts author Krystal Sutherland on why the film adaptation is ‘different tonally’ – Entertainment Weekly

Renee Watson’s ‘Piecing Me Together’ novel lands film adaptation at Warner Horizon – Variety

Zoning out of reading: most 15-year-olds now ‘only read if I have to’ – NZ Herald