Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2013-03-23 15:26
You may get assigned a "social issue" book, and you might think, "Ugh, I don't want to read about an issue." BUT don't think like that! Some of the best books out there are "issue" books! In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a good book out there (fiction or nonfiction) that doesn't talk about a "social issue" in some way.
So what are some incredible reads that focus on social issues? Try some of these...
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 2013-03-20 11:53
Resolutions to Read By: Grace J.
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 2013-03-13 12:40
Award season rolls around every year and immediately makes me feel like rushing out to read ALL the books on the award list that I haven’t read yet. Which is implausible since I’m usually already reading so much, but still!
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 2013-01-28 16:02
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2012-12-22 14:39
I love this time of year because I get to go to the schools and tell them about some of the great books I've read this past year. (See my list of Booktalk Books! You can also see my list on our pinterest page.) But I've read a lot more books than I have time to tell them about, not to mention the ones I've heard about and haven't had a chance to read yet.
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 2012-12-03 15:57
For those of you who don't know, we had a fabulously fun zombie event in October 2012 for the teens. Here is the graphic novel they created for the event.
Now, for you zombie lovers out there, I have a list of my favorite zombie things for you.
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2012-11-24 16:39
“I need to find a book to read for school,” says Student A.
“Okay,” I say. “Does it need to be a certain Lexile?”
“Yeah, it needs to be 1150.”
And then I sigh and say, “Okay, this is going to take some time.” Why? Because not only do we have to find a book that’s on shelf in our library that Student A might like (challenging enough on its own), but we also have to find one that is in Student A’s assigned “range.”
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2012-09-22 14:04
When you read as much as I do, it gets difficult to keep track of not only which book is which but which ones you've already read. It's the worst feeling when you're half-way through a 500 page book and you realize, "Wait a minute! I've already read this!" (I may be speaking from experience here.) So what's a reader to do? Luckily for us, there's the interwebs. On the web, there are at least three very popular ways to catalog your own reading history online--and I've got to say, they are all pretty sweet in their own ways. Before I show you those, I'm going to show you how t
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 2012-08-15 15:05
You may not know this about your local librarian, but, yes, I am an avid gamer. I obsess and drool over the upcoming video games, and, being the one who purchases games for the library, I see all the upcoming games. It's my job to fawn over the upcoming titles so that I can purchase them for the library, right? (Note to you: librarian as career is the best kept secret of the professional world.)
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2012-07-28 15:00
The more I read, the more jaded I become. It takes a lot for me to finish a book these days. For instance, Young Adult literature has spoiled me for reading adult books. If it takes too long to get to the point or gets bogged down in too much detail and not enough plot, I won't read it. My litmus test for most books is the first line, first paragraph, first page and, if they're lucky, the first ten pages. At most I'll suffer through half a book before I quit. You wouldn't think it, but this librarian has become a reluctant reader! Jaded and easily bored by blah books, I have certain