IT’S NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY!

To recognize the diligence, dedication, and skill of library staff and librarians, the Tuesday of National Library Week has been designated National Library Workers Day!

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Don’t worry, he actually enjoys his work and loves books. He just always looks like that.

So, if you are a library patron, consider giving your favorite library staff members a, “Good job,” or a, “Thank you for all your help,” today. Maybe even consider nominating them as a Star Library Worker.

If you are not a library patron, consider becoming a library patron and then doing that. 😉

13 Ways Book Lovers Make More Time for Reading

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So many books, so little time? Every reader’s been there. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: How do you make more time for reading? From savvy tips (“Listen to audiobooks while you drive!”) to cheeky suggestions (“Just don’t sleep!”), these are the ways your fellow book lovers fit reading into their busy lives.

Go read the rest of the article go to Goodreads blog.

How to Host a Silent Reading Party for Your Book Club

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Literature is home to a host of unforgettable parties, from Gatsby’s all-night blowouts to the Crazy Rich wedding of the century. But while readers enjoy getting a glimpse into these lavish events, they often crave something quite different for themselves. Here, we’ll help you to throw a silent reading party for your book club that caters to your members’ favorite things: curling up with a good book and reading quietly.

Find out more at Bookish.

Welcome to National Library Week!

We’re celebrating us this week by celebrating the reason we’re are here in the first place, YOU!

And how better to celebrate you than by showing our appreciation by making DVD and video game checkouts FREE all week long!

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That’s right! FREE!

Time to close the blinds, turn off your phone and have that MCU movie marathon you’ve been planning before going to see Avengers: Endgame. Don’t worry, the nice spring weather will still be there when you emerge – it’ll probably be even nicer!

Best Books on the Art of Storytelling

There’s something thrilling about the way certain writers can take readers behind the curtain of how stories are told. Some authors bring the same verve and deftness to their accounts of the process as they do with their acclaimed fiction and nonfiction; others turn the building blocks of stories into something unpredictable, leading readers to view the telling of stories in a whole new light.

Go to Penguin Random House to see a list of 10 books with 10 distinct takes on storytelling.

 

The British are coming!

Attention anglophiles, admirers of British accents and fans of good television! BBC shows are now available through hoopla!

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If you don’t know about hoopla yet, click here to find out about hoopla and our other digital resources.

If you know about it but haven’t downloaded the app and checked it out you can click here to get an idea of what you’re missing.

It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.

Maybe your day wasn’t bright (it’s been raining here for hours), but it was probably colder than you would’ve liked.

Either way, something about today put me in mind of the opening line from George Orwell’s classic 1984. Something ever so mildly bleak in the air. I’m sure it is a passing thing and that spring will arrive in full force soon, but still…

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I guess, what I am trying to say is that it is a great day to go some place quiet and comfortable with lots of reading material, and maybe an attached cafe where you can get a sandwich and a cup of coffee, and hold up for hours reading. Maybe learning about any other services that such a magical place could provide or, at the very least, assembling a small stack of books that I would then see if I could borrow.

Sigh.

If only such a wonderful place existed. *wink*