Library Column for September 6, 2017

@ Your Library

The Super Awesome Library Club for grades 1 – 5 begins today from 3 – 4 pm. Join library staff for an hour of listening to stories, snacks and other activities each Wednesday this fall.

It is National Library Card month and the library has new kids’ cards that were designed by a kid! Any kid (or adult) who wants the new kids’ card can get it for free this month. We will also waive fines on any kid who visits the library during the month of September and talks to a staff member. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity to get your kids’ library privileges up to date and ready for the school year. September is a good time to work on establishing good habits for the school year, so put library visits on your calendar and make us a regular part of your schedule. Spend time each and every day reading with your children. Read aloud as a family and build some incredible memories of great stories shared. If your children are all reading, you can also read silently together. It is important your children see you reading as we all know they follow examples better than they listen. Don’t just tell, lead them to be wonderful readers.

When you visit the library ask us to show you some of our digital resources available all the time from phones, tablets and computers. We have books, audiobooks and more that you can download and borrow easily and quickly with a valid library card. We also provide free access to the New York Times online. Visit then click on the New York Times link which will take you to a google document with a link to their subscription page. Enter the code from the document in the box and you will have twenty four hours to access as much content as you want. You will need to create a New York Times account and put in the code every twenty-four hours but we hope you will take the time to do so and get reliable, accurate news you can trust. You can also get unlimited access anytime you use the library computers or Wi-Fi connection.

It has been a while since I looked at the top hardcover fiction and non-fiction titles on the New York Times Bestseller list. The library currently has four of the top five fiction titles. In order by author the titles we have available for requesting are Seeing Red by Sandra Brown, The Late Show by Michael Connelly, Camino Island by John Grisham and The Store by James Patterson. We have all five of the top non-fiction titles. In order by author the titles are Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken, Devil’s Bargain by Joshua Green, Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.