Here's what our librarians read during the dog days of summer... and to relax after a busy couple months of the Summer Reading Program! Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and … Continue reading What We’re Reading: August 2021
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, at age 96, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone … Continue reading What We’re Reading: July 2021
Summer reading is in full swing! Need some recommendations? Check out what our staff read in the hot summer sun. You can search for and place a hold on these titles on our catalog. Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng In the summer of 1986, in a small Chinese village, ten-year-old Junie … Continue reading What We’re Reading: June 2021
Can you feel it? We're getting sooo close to summer reading! Here's what our staff read to round out spring. You can search for and place a hold on these titles on our catalog. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have … Continue reading What We’re Reading: May 2021
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
How is it already March?! One year ago on St. Patrick's Day, our library closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in our state and community. We have been providing virtual and limited in-person services ever since. Here is what our staff is reading on the anniversary of the pandemic. Books bring such comfort during challenging … Continue reading What We’re Reading: March 2021
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.