Thursday, July 24, 2008

NoveList Plus

Regular readers of this blog, our library newsletter, or our "Reader's Friend" newsletter concerning new books each month will know how fond I am of NoveList, to which we subscribe. If you click on the "on-line" link on the left of our home page, it will take you to our databases, of which NoveList is one. NoveList, sub-titled "your guide to fiction" helps readers find fiction titles they want to read. It includes series' lists, read-alike lists (i.e. if you like Nora Roberts, you'll like...), author interviews and links to their websites, award winners, etc. Today we decided to upgrade to NoveList Plus, which just debuted this spring. NoveList Plus is a great reader's source for information of the same kinds but includes fiction as well as non-fiction.
We're looking forward to this expanded product in a week or so and will let you know how it is...and we'd love to know if you use it.

Book Discussion Group to Begin

Blog readers here will be the first to know...we're starting a book discussion group here in September. It will begin the week of September 22, on a week night to be announced...probably Tuesday or Wednesday. We'll meet at 7:00, and will meet in the library/coa meeting room.
We'll meet once a month, and the focus will be on fiction, with possibly an occasional non-fiction title. We've not had a book discussion group here in quite some time, but we're looking forward to examining some interesting titles! Titles chosen will be easily accessed through our Sails library consortium, but if we have multiple copies, we'll make them available. Please get in touch with the library's director, Janet Campbell, if you are interested in attending this group, or have any questions!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Saving money in tight economic times

Yahoo has a link on its website today to an article that was in U.S. News a few months ago, and it features ways to save money. It includes things like taking bubble baths, cooking dinner at home and using leftovers for lunch the next day, etc., but what interested us the most was the # 4 suggestion "Use the Library." We provide free Internet service, and you can take advantage of free books, dvds, and audio books. In tight times, libraries are always even busier as folks take advantage of all we have to offer...and we hope you do!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Our blog

Recently someone sent me a comment on the Ellen Degeneres post. I was absolutely tickled, and it made my day. Please send us comments, suggestions, compliments, or complaints!
You can reach me, the library's director, at Thanks!

Summer Reading

Our reference librarian has a little summer reading "contest" going for adults, and of course activities are held many times a week for young readers! Check the event calendar on our website for all that is going on. We've got the usual supply of new travel books, with an emphasis on staying close to home this year. A quick perusal of the display today showed most of them out in circulation, but it is always okay to place a hold! You can do it from home or here in the library, or we can do it for you. Let us know if you need help!


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was published on this date in 1960. According to a blurb in Publishers Weekly, "It won the Pulitzer Prize, and librarians voted it the best novel of the 20th century."