Staff Reads Blog
We are a public library full of voracious readers. Library staff use this blog to chronicle those items we have read, watched or listened to.
Below you will find all blog posts displayed together. To narrow posts by age range, please select from the buttons on the right.
Despite reports to the contrary, I did not fall off the face of the planet and forget about my blog. I did, however, find myself busier than I expected for the holidays, PLUS I had some non-YA reading I wanted to get caught up on before the end...read more
Novelist recently introduced an exciting new feature. You can now search specifically for "Own Voices" titles by typing "SC Own Voices" into the Novelist search bar. "Own Voices" authors share a diverse or marginalized identity or trait with their character. We asked...read more
KPL Staff has compiled a list of Read-a-like books for the top circulating books of 2018 for adult, teen and juvenile reads! If you love one of the books on this list make sure to check out one of its read-a-likes.Adult FictionNo One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie...read more
Hi all! I’m Kirsten from KPL’s Reference Department, and I’m kicking off a series of blog posts about #OwnVoices books! As Jigisha discussed in her blog post here, the #OwnVoices discussion was created in 2015 to highlight books written by and...read more
The Library of Congress preserves countless films and has kept a National Film Registry since 1988. In my early blogging days, I tried to review every single of of them. This task soon proved itself to be too challenging for one writer with...read more
Hi everyone! Check out my full list with descriptions at TheArtsSTL.com!1. Hereditary2. The Favourite3. BlacKkKlansman4. If Beale Street Could Talk5. You Were Never Really Here6. First Reformed7. Happy End8. Blindspotting9. The Rider10. Bisbee '17 ...read more
When I set out to write this post, I was determined to pick my top 5 books of the year. However, I found it impossible to whittle down the list. This is why I always dread the question, “What’s your favorite book?” I can’t pick one from 2018, never mind of all time!...read more
Stories and storytelling is woven into the fabric of our lives. We tell stories in many different formats. We tell stories in our music, in how we talk about our everyday lives, in what we watch for entertainment, and we even tell stories to sell cars or breakfast...read more
It’s that time of year again! I don’t mean the holidays (though it IS that time, too), but Winter Reading! Yes, our Winter Reading program for 2018 is now live, and lasts until February 22nd. Make sure to sign up here for your chance to win some awesome...read more
I am a week late with this blog, but my excuse is that I was suffering from the post-Halloween blues. Halloween is my favorite time of year, and I decided to focus on reading books that either were scary or related somehow to Halloween. Out of the four Hot...read more