Friday, June 19, 2009

Rainy Day(s) Suggestions

Springtime in the Chicagoland area has been more like "raintime," as we spent the months of April, May, and June in a soggy state. Here at the library we are hoping that the official start of summer this Sunday, June 21st will also be the (un)official end of all this rain. However, this wet weather does offer the perfect excuse for staying indoors with a good book, movie, or magazine (or, if you are like some of us who can be a bit gluttonous when it comes to these matters, a big stack of books, movies and magazines). You can just call us 'enablers,' because we're always adding new titles to our shelves, which only encourages this kind of behavior.

With our summer reading program already underway, we're working hard to provide our patrons with a wide variety of books. We are having an additional raffle for all patrons who read a non-fiction title as part of their 5 books, so this week's book display is highlighting some of the best of our collection of food-related memoirs, "Food Life: Memoirs from Cooks, Chefs, and Everyday Food Lovers." You really should check one out. Or two, or three, or four...don't worry, we have more.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

How We Spent Our Spring Stay-cation, Summer Reading, and Other Matters of Business

Well, you may have noticed that we've been gone for a while, but we're back, and we've been busy! We have been working on our website, playing host to some fun events like flower arranging and District 130's artwork, and winning the Little Trivia on the Prairie competition this past April while we've been away, but we're glad to be back to blogging.

This is shaping up to be a fun summer at the library. As usual, we have our summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults. We're asking everyone to get out of their old reading grooves and try something different. If you normally read Science Fiction, maybe give mysteries a try. A big Romance reader? How about taking some historical fiction to the beach instead? Maybe you're just bored of the same old and hoping for something brand new (or at least new to you), please stop by our reference desk, and we will gladly help you make some selections. We get new books in all the time, and we're more than happy to help you find the right titles for you! Our teens have the added benefit of being entered for a cool prize: a brand new iPod Nano in a color of his or her choosing. There can be only one winner, but the only way to be eligible is to participate - so get reading!