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.
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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
Happy Fall everyone! I made it through three amazing Hot Reads this month, as well as two more of the nominees for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten for 2017. Teen Read Week is October 7th through the 13th, and YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)...read more
Trick ‘r Treat – A series of interconnected stories with the most disturbing little spirit of Samhain that you’ll ever see. Halloween – The title says it all. Hellraiser and Hellraiser: HellBound II (available on Hoopla) – From the imagination...read more
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – A Walt Disney animated classic telling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Bonus includes an animated version of The Wind in the Willows. Casper – Fun for the whole family join a cast of prankster...read more
This has been a particularly exciting year for film. Masters are returning to form. Newcomers are smashing expectations. And overall, the stories have been markedly surreal, inventive, and innovative. Here are some of the best films I've seen so far this year! ...read more
Hello everyone! I know it has been awhile since I have blogged, and that is because I have decided to turn this into a monthly thing. Unfortunately, I just do not have the time to read so many books over one or two weeks, not unless I want to give up all...read more
Welcome back to Shannon's Hot Takes! I was only able to finish two Hot Reads this past week, but they were both winners in my book. Come on down to the Teen Room to check them out, and any others you can carry! Feel free to leave a comment or...read more