www.goodreads.com is a great website for anyone looking for books to read. There are wonderful reviews and you can rate the books that you have read and make a list of books that you would like to read.
Ann Russell, Technology Librarian
There is a secret lurking deep in the crafting blogs and Pinterest boards of this internet, one that will send shivers up the spine of any reputable librarian……. books are being used as a medium for art!!!! For those librarians and book lovers who aren’t made of stronger stuff, we suggest you avert your eyes for the remainder of this post.
When I set off on a vacation, particularly to a place I have never been to before, I enjoy borrowing travel books so I can have the lay of the land and major “hot spots” already in my mind. The library has many volumes of travel books such as Fodor’s, Frommer’s, and Idiot’s Guides to help you plan and think about your trip way before you actually arrive and begin to make those decisions on the spur of the moment.
This is for those adults who do not adventure up into the children’s room, thinking there is nothing there for them. Do I have an author for you!
Phillip Hoose is an amazing children’s writer who lives in Portland, Maine. He has a list of books that he have been published and one that stands out in the library world is The Race to Save the Lord God Bird (2004). This book received the Lupine Award, an award given to an outstanding children’s book with a Maine connection.
Phillip Hoose has a new book coming out in July 2012 that explores another story about a bird referred to as the Moonbird. B95 is a shorebird that was banded in 1995. This bird has flown the distance to the moon and halfway back during its astoundingly long lifetime of nearly 20 years – hence its name. “Meticulously researched and told with inspiring prose and stirring images, this is a gripping, triumphant story of science and survival,” says the Kirkus Review. The book includes photographs, source notes, bibliography and an index.
We anxiously await the arrival of Phillip Hoose’s book. Check his books online and reserve a copy or come into the library. We’d love to see you.