Book Scouts: Mythical Reads

Posted by - July 7, 2020

“Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.” – Jorge Luis Borges This month’s Book Scouts features stories that are rooted in mythology, folklore, fables, and legends. The books listed here are targeted toward middle grade children, but can be enjoyed by readers and listeners of all ages. If you love

Read More

Book Scouts: Magical Reads

Posted by - June 9, 2020

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling It’s safe to say we’re all wishing for a little magic in the world these days. This month’s Book Scouts program aims to do that for ages 8-12. The Book Scouts focus for June is inspired by our

Read More

Titles Featured in Battle of the Books

Posted by - June 5, 2020

And the winner of this year’s Fairmont Educare Battle of the Books is… “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who voted on social media over the last few weeks as we narrowed down our brackets. We began this year’s Battle of

Read More

Staff Book Review: “The Book of Dreams”

Posted by - April 21, 2020

Thanks to Library Clerk Pam Murray for sharing her thoughts on “The Book of Dreams” by Nina George. You can check out this book in hard copy when the Library reopens. George’s other books are available as ebooks and audiobooks in the READS catalog. Just before leaving the Library on the last night we were

Read More

Staff Book Review: Light on Snow

Posted by - April 15, 2020

Thanks to JCPL Librarian Lisa Williams for sharing her thoughts about “Light on Snow” by Anita Shreve. You can find the book in ebook and audiobook format in the READS catalog or on the Libby app. Click here if you’d like help using READS or Libby. Written by best-selling author Anita Shreve, “Light on Snow” has

Read More

Staff Movie Review: “The Apu Trilogy”

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Thanks to JCPL’s Acquisitions and Serial Clerk, Michael Evanochko, for sharing his thoughts on “The Apu Trilogy”. You can find it in our catalog here. —– “Mesmerizing” is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of “The Apu Trilogy”, an insightful, thought-provoking, documentary-style work by Director Satyajit Ray that was released

Read More

Staff Book Review: The Golden Compass

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Thanks to Library Clerk Rachel Hulshult for sharing her thoughts on “The Golden Compass”! You can find it in several different formats here. —– Although Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series was popular when I was growing up, it’s one young adult fantasy series I had never read. When I heard that HBO was doing

Read More

Staff Book Review: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Posted by - October 4, 2019

Thanks to Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg for sharing her thoughts on Ron Rash’s Nothing Gold Can Stay and why she chose it for Tales & Talk, one of your Library’s book discussion groups for adults. When I select titles for the Library’s book discussion groups, I look for forms beyond the standard novel. Last

Read More

Staff Book Review: The Queen

Posted by - September 13, 2019

Thanks to Tech Services Manager David Ownby for sharing his thoughts on this new book! You can find it in our collection here. Blending literary true crime with investigative journalism, Josh Levin’s The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth separates truth and fiction in the controversial, chaotic life of Linda Taylor. Taylor captured

Read More

Staff Book Review: Bone’s Gift

Posted by - July 25, 2019

Thanks to Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe for sharing her thoughts on this young adult novel! Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert is the first book in the young adult series Ghosts of Ordinary Objects. The book follows 12-year-old Bone, who lives in a rural Virginia mining town during World War II. With her Mama dead

Read More