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This section contains specifics as to special services to readers that the Pioneer Library System provides through the hometown libraries.

Also includes regular articles highlighting the collections as well as book reviews written by staff and patrons.


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Bonnie and Clyde Death Anniversary

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a robbery team in the early twentieth century who became infamous and notorious in the United States through their over-the-top run ins with the police and exploits in the country's newspapers.

Bonnie and Clyde, as they are commonly referred to as, were a team for roughly two years and committed crimes in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri before being caught in Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934. They were ambushed on a Louisana highway by Texas and Louisiana police officers and later shot and killed.

Many bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde also became legends because of the harsh conditions of the Great Depression during which they committed their crimes. The duo became so popular that they sparked inspiration for movies and songs about their careers.

If you would like to read more about the infamous criminals, check out the article on Encyclopedia Britannica. Check out the following books and movies to explore the lives and myths of Bonnie and Clyde.

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Children's Books on Handling Tragedy

When tragedies happen we try to shield our children from the hurt and pain, but sometimes our kids find out more than we would like. Here are some recommended books and DVDs by librarians and psychologists to help parents talk with their children that may have questions and concerns. These titles may help children who may be grief-stricken, afraid or troubled.

It is suggested that these books are to be shared together and create an open discussion between parents and their children.

If you ever need additional assistance in finding suggested reads, never hesitate to contact your hometown librarian - we are here to help. Also, you are welcome to share your own recommendations in the comments below.

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street by Jena Gralley
Publication Date 2004
Childrens Picture Book GRALLEY

When the moon comes down in pieces, different helpers work to set things right again, including the Fire Chief, rescue workers, and helper dogs.

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