Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program for kids is gearing up at all libraries in the system. Children are signing up for the great programs and activities scheduled at each location. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to keep your children's minds active all summer!

But don't forget Summer Reading is for grown-ups too!

While the library makes a great effort to keep kids reading all summer, we want adults to read as well. With the cost of fuel continuing to rise, many of us will be doing more armchair traveling this summer. The library has a wealth of travel books and travel-themed books to keep you travelling in your mind.

I'll post a list of some good travel titles later. Today, as temperatures are rising into the 90's, I wanted to provide a list of summer-themed books, all available at the library. Remember: if a particular book is not in your favorite library, I'll be glad to bring it when I make my weekly library visits.

A couple of Christian fiction titles with summer themes are

Summer by Karen Kingsbury (F Kin) available in Large Print
Once Upon a Summer by Janette Oke (F OKE) available in Large Print

Some other popular novels include

Summer Harbor by Susan Wilson (F Wil)
High Country Fall by Margaret Maron (F Mar)
Leeway Cottage by Beth Richardson Gutcheon (F Gut)
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor (F Kei)
Cracker's Mule by Billy Loran Moore (F Moo)
Belle Ruin by Martha Grimes (F Gri)
Wish You Were Here by Stewart O'Nan (F Ona)

A couple of interesting non fiction titles are

Three Seasons of Summer: Gardening with Annuals and Biennials by Ethne Clark (635.9312 C)
Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone by Gary Ferguson (917.875204 F)

The library has many other great books waiting for you!

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