This month our pick for Meet the Staff needs no introduction. Traci has been at the library for a decade and has brightened the lives of patrons and co-workers alike. Next time you see her, congratulate her on her work anniversary! Traci Wow! This month marks my 10 year work anniversary with the library. This … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Traci S.
It was purely coincidence that the titles I chose are set in the past, present, and future. Each differ in tone, topic, and genre, they are nonetheless unpredictable and compelling. Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman does not follow the usual midlife crisis formula. Gilman said she wanted to explore, "What if … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Present, Future, Past
Caterpillar Summer Written by Gillian McDunn Recommended for Middle-Grades From the Publisher Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond-- Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the … Continue reading Middle-Grade Summer Reads
This month’s two New Title Tuesday picks are only similar in their unusual settings and the emotional depth of the characters. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips is a thriller set in an almost inaccessible former military zone in Russia. The short stories in Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell take the reader from Florida to … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Uncommon Destinations
So it's not exactly the third Thursday of the month, but we still welcome you to our Staff Recommendations! This blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. Again this month Angie in Circulation shares not just one, but two of her favorite books. Thank you, Angie! I have to admit, I originally wanted … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
This week we shine the spotlight on some compelling new reads: All the Fierce Tethers by Lia Purpura and Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson are both on the non-fiction shelf. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first in a trilogy that is called an African Game of Thrones, by … Continue reading New Title Tuesday-New Perspectives
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Robert our Youth Services Assistant. We first met Robert as a tutor for the SIUE America Reads program. He impressed everyone so much that he was asked to join the staff last summer. Robert is always friendly and eager to help young … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Robert S.