They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover... But we couldn't resist. Celebrate Arbor Day (April 30, 2021) by checkout out one of these books featuring a tree on its cover! You can search for these titles and place a hold on our catalog. Barkskins by Annie Proulx In the late seventeenth century … Continue reading What to Read: Books with Trees on the Cover
Happy New Year! Check out what our staff read to kick off 2021. Don't forget to pick up a Reading Log bookmark for the 2021 Adult Winter Reading Challenge, and join the 2021 Reading Challenge! This book would work for the 2021 Reading Challenge prompt: Read an author's debut novel published in 2021. The Prophets … Continue reading What We’re Reading: January & February 2021
There are so many new authors to discover in 2021. Try something new by reading a debut novel this year! A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes. The recommendations below fulfill the Waterloo 2021 Reading Challenge prompt: read an author's debut novel published in 2021. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. Isaiah … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read an author’s debut novel published in 2021.
There's no greater feeling than learning that a book you love is being adapted for the big (or little) screen. The recommendations below are books being adapted for film or television in 2021, giving you something to look forward to this year! They fulfill the Waterloo 2021 Reading Challenge prompt: read a book adapted into … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a book adapted into a movie or TV series.
Consider the great outdoors by diving into a book about your favorite animal, science phenomena, or place on earth. The recommendations below fulfill the Waterloo 2021 Reading Challenge prompt: read a book about animals, science, nature, or the environment. The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a book about animals, nature, science, or the environment.
When you think of nonfiction, you may think of large tomes about long-gone presidents. Spruce up your nonfiction experience by reading a work of nonfiction written by a woman! This can include science writing, essays, memoirs and biographies, history, or anything rooted in true events and ideas. The recommendations below are just a few reads … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a nonfiction book written by a woman.
We all have one... that book on your to-be-read list that stares you down, year after year. Perhaps it's the length, or subject matter, or even the book's age that keeps you from picking it up out of fear it will be to challenging or uncomfortable. This challenge prompt will allow you to finally check … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a book you’ve been intimidated to read.
Audiobooks are a great way to fit more reading into your life. Whether you listen while driving, doing chores, or exercising, audiobooks engage your senses and offer a new format to enjoy books. You can listen to audiobooks through our library by checking out books on CD, or by downloading the free Libby app and … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Listen to an audiobook.
If you're in a reading slump, don't have much time to read, or simply want to try out a new format, a collection of essays or short stories may be the perfect challenge for you! These bite-size works of fiction or nonfiction are a great way to get reading in at the end of the … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a collection of essays or short stories.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls on Monday, January 18, 2021, and celebrates the Civil Rights leader's life and legacy. It is the only federal holiday designed as a national day of service, rather than a day "off." In the spirit of service and improving civil rights in our nation and communities, the books below … Continue reading What to Read: MLK Day 2021