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California Dreamin'

California

Circ Clerk Reagan is back from a road trip through the pages of some compelling books about her own personal Eden - California. Check out her recs for books about the Golden State (No slide show. We promise).

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Never Leaf Home Without a Good Book

Boy with leaves

The crisp winds of autumn are on their way and our early literacy expert, Children's Librarian Josh has a trove of reads you can share with your early reader. Don't forget to take time out for a roll in the leaves!

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Thirty-Three and a Third

Record player

Our music blogger, Circ Clerk Reagan, has discovered a music series that makes her head spin - at 33-1/3 rpm. Check out her review of these reviews of classic albums.

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Love Yourself, Just as You Are, Right Now

Girls on a beach

Librarian Kassy is livin' large and lovin' it. After years of struggling with body image, she's found inspiration in a number of books and media available at the library. Check out her list of life-changing material.

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Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale

Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale announcement

We know how it is - you live for the last weekend in February when you can buy all the books you want for practically nothing at the annual Friends of the Library Sale (save the date - February 25-26, 2017). You buy all the books you can carry out of the fairgrounds, hoping they last you all year. We do the same thing.!

But what happens when you’ve participated in Summer Reading and read everything you bought at the sale?  You can always download or check out more books at the library. Or...why not buy your very own copies to keep, at the Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale!

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Farm

Librarian Phyllis barely made it off the farm alive, which is more than you can say for the victims in these farm-focused cozy mysteries. Find out who's reaping a harvest of malice and revenge in her hand-picked list inside.

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Netflix…Make This Happen

Vintage TV set

Aspiring TV writer Anna would love it if life came in a more episodic format with guest stars and cliffhangers and a killer soundtrack. But for now she'll settle for having some of her favorite YA fiction books made in to binge-watchable TV series.

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Waiting for Harry Potter & the Cursed Child?

Harry potter cover

If the success of The Force Awakens and Stranger Things prove anything it’s that we really enjoy hearing familiar stories. Now after nearly a decade the latest and last (pinkie swear) installment of the Harry Potter series has been released in conjunction with the premiere of a Harry Potter play in London.  

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Works on Work

Mine workers

It's not quite time to put away our white pants and shoes for the summer, but with Labor Day just around the corner librarian Tracy has been pondering the reason we celebrate the holiday. Check out her list of literary working class heroes and get the jump on Labor Day reading.

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Cheap Eats

Spaghetti

Eating well doesn't have to take a bite out of your budget. Whether you're trying to feed a family or get by in college, librarian Sheldon shows you how you can feast on a fiver and be a budget gourmet.

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