Sign-ups for our adult summer reading program began this Monday, but it’s not too late to join! Open to MAIN cardholders over the age of 18 with a current library card in good standing, our program offers a gift for the first forty people to register. We also offer weekly drawings for additional prizes, as well as a final drawing for a grand prize at the end of the program. All you need to do is sign up in person at the library. Then fill out an entry form for every book that you read (audiobooks, ebooks and movies count as well) and drop it in the container in our gallery. If you write a brief review on the back of your entry form, that counts as a bonus entry. We’re hoping that you’ll join us!
Thursday, June 23, 2016
If you enjoy reading books in a large-print format, be sure to stop in and take a look at these brand-new additions to our large print fiction section: Here's To Us, by Elin Hilderbrand; Lily and the Octopus, by Steven Rowley; Modern Lovers, by Emma Straub; The Pursuit, by Janet Evanovich (latest book in the "Fox and O’Hare" series); and Tom Clancy Duty and Honor (latest book in the "Jack Ryan" series), by Grant Blackwood.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The question of what to read next can be a real concern for dedicated readers, who often find that their favorite authors just don’t write books quickly enough for them! With this in mind, we’ve created a lobby book display that addresses this issue, featuring favorite authors such as David Baldacci, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Stuart Woods and others. Behind each featured book is a list of “author read-alikes” (authors who will also appeal to readers who enjoy the works of the featured author). Please help yourself to whatever lists appeal to you – they’re there to help you answer the question “What should I read next?” Happy reading!
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Science, history, animals – all these topics can be found in our newest nonfiction selections. Here are just a few examples: The Gene: an Intimate History, by Siddhartha Mukherjee; Grunt: the Curious Science of Humans at War, by Mary Roach; The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945, by Max Hastings; Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies: The Patriots, by David Fisher; Pit Bull: the Battle Over an American Icon, by Bronwen Dickey; and The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, by Neil Gaiman. If any (or all!) of these are interesting to you, stop in to pick one up today. You can also place a book request by using our online catalog or giving us a call.