The Reading Room
Summer Reading Program Wrap Up
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Summer 2018 Reading Program! We had some great prizes this year, keychains, water bottles, bags... I hope you had a lot of fun reading some great books and that you'll do it again next summer! I enjoyed working with all of you and I hope next summer we'll have even more readers. So, spread the word. Remember, the library is here for you all year long -- and so am I.
Here's a wonderful book review by Emily, one of our summer readers. Be sure and check out the new Emily's Book Reviews page:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This was an amazing book. The author's writing made it so hard to stop reading. The story takes place in the United States after a group of people has taken over, and has limited the freedom of women all over the country. Offered, narrator and protagonist of the story, is one of the many Handmaids in her society. All handmaids are women used because they are fertile to have children. The author describes the society, Offred's narration and storyline hooks readers to the book. The ending of the book is so good and annoying. The author's ability to leave readers at such a cliffhanger makes the book so good to read. The book is definitely one I would recommend, it has many plot twists and many characters to dig into. I hated the ending but it was a great ending, but it will leave you mad and hooked for more.
Back to School Booklist
Hello again! This is Maureen your librarian. I hope you all had a great summer! Here are a few books if you need something to start the new school year off right, something for the first timers, the elementary grades, and the older set who are heading off to college and could use some sharpening of their study skills!
Feel free to email me with questions, comments, or suggestions, or call your reader advisor at 1-800-226-6075.
Just starting school
Llama Llama misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Elementary school Classics
Ramona the brave by Beverly Cleary
Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume
Study skills -- Juvenile literature
How to sharpen your study skills by Sigmund Kalina.
DB 10773 (BARD only)
High school / college
Dean's list: ten strategies for college success by John Bader.