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Summer is for Reading!

Summer is almost here! You can soon take life a little easier – slow down, relax, slip into those comfy flip-flops and enjoy all that summer has to offer, whether it’s lounging by the pool, dozing in the hammock or

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A “Third Place”

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. You also can’t judge a library’s value to the community by simply the books on its shelf. Last week’s Friends of the Library’s Murder Mystery Dinner is a perfect example

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Resistance Fiction

Next year will mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of World War II, and as the 2020 dates approach, publishers are eager to capitalize on the public’s interest. Dozens of books have already been published, with dozens more soon

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So Much More Than Books

It always surprises me to hear someone make the comment that libraries are about books.  Are you surprised that I am surprised? Aren’t libraries about books? Well, not to my mind. Libraries are not about books and have never been

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Welcome Spring – Visit a Zoo!

Nothing captures spring in New England as does this excerpt from Robert Frost’s poem, Two Tramps in Mud Time. “The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day when the sun is

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Let’s hear from the author!

Who doesn’t love an author book talk? Authors love book talks because it gives them the opportunity to connect with their readers and fans. It’s an opportunity to introduce themselves, as well as their books, to an audience. They hope

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The Enchantment of Poetry

When I was a child, I loved poetry.  My book of A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson was a cherished possession; I still have my copy, tattered and torn, but, nevertheless, readable. As a child, I would

Posted in Children, Readers