Romeo Rosales

Full time Librarian, father and husband, Romeo Rosales, Jr. holds an MLS from Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, a B.A. in History from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX, and an A.A. in History from South Texas College in McAllen, TX. Romeo was born and raised in Pharr, TX, a border town that is part of the historic Rio Grande Valley. He is a contributor for Public Libraries Online, the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication "Public Libraries," the official magazine of the Public Library Association. He is also a published author and when he is not writing, he is spending all of his time with his wife Claudia and his son Azariah. Twitter: @Rrsls10

The Best Books and Movies to Pair Up for Your Entertainment

If you like this movie, try this book (& vice versa!).

The Books About the Holocaust That Changed My Life

Books about the Holocaust that helped one reader put his own life into perspective.

THE PUBLIC Movie Trailer: Public Libraries and Homelessness

THE PUBLIC movie trailer and how it addresses homelessness by way of public libraries. Written by, directed by and starring Emilio Estevez.

The Most Celebrated Graphic Novel Ever, and Its Relevance Today

In light of current affairs, we must again turn to Watchmen.

Amazing Things I Learned About the Successful Romance Novel Industry

Take a look behind the curtain at the romance novel industry, as learned by a reader from the LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS documentary.

The 5 Best Books I Read In My Youth

It's hard to narrow down your favorite books, but maybe limiting to your five favorite books from your young life is easier.

What Librarians Really Do All Day At Work

They don't sit around reading books all day. Get a behind the scenes look at the duties a public librarian is tasked with.

The Best Books to Read About the United States’ Involvement in Latin America During the Cold War

Take a look at some of the best historical books that detail the United States' involvement in Latin America during the Cold War.

The Best Authors I Ever Met and Why They Were the Coolest

One Rioter on the best authors he's ever met (& why they were so cool).

Banned Books Week 2017

A librarian's take on how special banned books week is for libraries across the country.

The Weird Things Librarians Find in Books

Librarians are on the front lines of handling books, so they see their share of weird things. Here are a few examples.

The Giver: Book One in A Very Good Quartet

You've read and loved Lois Lowry's THE GIVER--did you know there are three more books in the series?

Best Excuses for Not Returning Library Books On Time

Some of the best library patron excuses for why they turned in their books late. They will come up with any excuse to avoid paying those late fees.

Thug Notes: Classic Literature, Original Gangster

Have you enjoyed Thug Notes?

5 of the Best Military History Books to Read

Book recommendations for some of the best military books available.