Each year public libraries throughout the state are required to submit a yearly report to the Maine State Library. Most folks do not relish the idea of reports, but the information contained is something we should all brag about!
Have you had an opportunity to come to any of our local author series? It is a great way to learn about the process of writing and to discuss the new books being written by very talented authors. You have only 2 more events to attend before the series ends.
As the director of this wonderful institution called the Gardiner Public Library, I get to supervise some wonderful staff members. Do you know everyone who works at the library?
Many of our favorite movies are based on even better books. Though I am happy that one of my favorite authors manages to have many of his titles made into pretty good movies, I really hope that folks continue to read Dennis Lehane. Once you read one of his books, you will wonder what took you so long to find him.
Do you think that you are smarter than a 5th grader? I am not so sure this is a true statement for me anymore. I am a judge for the Battle of the Book over at Pittston Consolidated School and part of my duty as judge is to read 5 YA titles. Okay, what is YA? YA is a fairly new genre to the publishing world that concentrates on the teen and pre-teen audience. Please think of the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series…. very large audiences and huge profits for the publishers. Though these blockbusters are not titles for the battle, I did read books I never would have read if not for my responsibilities.