Shelf Life

April 2016

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Why I love the library!

When I was younger, I actually did not like reading. The only books I had ever read were the ones that were required for school and I did not find them terribly entertaining. Then, when I was in high school, I had a teacher who insisted we read for pleasure once a week. Every Friday was sustained silent reading or SSR. As a straight A student, I was very upset when my grade started to dwindle simply because I didn't like reading. So to the library I was sent, and the librarian there was determined to find me a book I would like. It took a few tries, but soon I began reading a book from R.L. Stine's Fear Street. After that, I read every single book in the series (more than 50 books) and that was all it took to light my fire for reading. After that, I was a common library patron and even worked as a library aide my senior year of high school. It was that library and that librarian that allowed to get where I am today. Books have the power to transport you all over the world and beyond and I feel it is my job to get each of them a passport for that journey. It is a job I hold above all others because it is the most important job in the world.

New Books I Loved!

Tell us why you love the library!

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Some of my ALL TIME favorite reads!

March Madness Book Tournament

This Friday, April 8, we will know the Champion of our March Madness book tournament. The Top Two are Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling and Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Would will you be voting for?
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