NEW FICTION BEST-SELLERS
We have several of the new fiction best-sellers at the library but be sure to reserve a copy because they don’t stay on the shelves for long. W.E.B. Griffin’s latest is called “Top Secret.” This is the first book in his seventh series “Clandestine Operations.” Lev Grossman’s “Magician’s Land” is the third and final volume of the Magicians Trilogy. This fantasy series is an intricate thriller based on epic love and redemption. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s “The Lost Island,” is book three of the Gideon Crew series. Gideon Crew is a brilliant scientist and master thief and follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in the Caribbean. If you missed an opportunity to vacation at the beach this year, then this book may make up for it.
NONFICTION BOOKS OF INTEREST
A new book called “Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age” by Jason Boog is garnering a lot of attention. It addresses incorporating the new digital environment when fostering a love of reading with your child. Boog describes step-by-step early literacy strategies that include using digital devices. He states that the key is to make the experience truly interactive by using apps, ebooks and even television time. Read the book and you’ll also learn how to use sign language to support reading during the first year of life, how to access the library’s surprising resources to excite your readers, how to develop innovative homemade books that inspire creativity, to encourage your kid to read comic books to help develop critical skills and finally how to coax even reluctant readers to spend time with a book. For those of you who are already plugged in, check out the website with more tips at www.born-reading.com.
Our popular children’s programs require registration due to the space limitations at the library, so call or stop by today to register your child. The following programs will be held for children from birth to age 12: Lap Sit Story Time for babies birth to 13 months, Tiny Tots Story Time for babies 14 to 24 months, Parent/Toddler Story Time for 2- and 3-year- olds, School Age Story Time for 4- to 7-year-olds, and Afternoon Adventures for 8- to 12-year-olds. Click here for more information.
This is the last week to turn in your Summer Reading Logs. Logs must be turned in by Saturday, August 16th. Children can pick a prize for every reading log completed and the adult reading logs will be entered in a drawing for wonderful prizes donated by local businesses.