Rumpelstiltskin by Paul Zelinsky book cover

Beginning to Love Reading

If you love books, something inspired that love along the way. Whether another person did, or a specific book did, something brought you to the point where you began to love books. And for those who had a slower descent into the love of reading, several books and people might have inspired it. For me, there was a single moment where I went from reading indifference to loving to read. Continue reading “Beginning to Love Reading”

No Time to Read Book Club

I don’t know about you, but it seems there’s never enough time to do all I want to do, reading included. I may work in the library surrounded by books, but even I find there’s just not enough time to read all that I want to. If you feel the same way, consider trying one of our brand new book clubs called the No Time to Read Book Club with no outside reading required. Simply come, listen to an audio selection, and share what you think during our short discussion. If you’d like, bring your favorite quiet time activity like knitting, crocheting–even balancing your checkbook!–to work on and get two activities done at the same time. Or, you can always just sit and listen.

When: the second Tuesday of the month from 2:30pm-4:00pm, starting December 12, 2017

Where: Major Hillard Library

We will start December 12, 2017, with Christmas Short Stories by Charles Dickens.

 

 

Musings on Reading

 

 

Around 25 years ago, while I was working in an academic library, one of the English professors came in to check out some books to read on a long flight.  I happened to ask if she had read the latest book by some author.  I don’t remember the title of the book or the author, but I do remember her response.

She informed me that SHE did not read general fiction as it had “ABSOLUTELY NO LITERARY MERIT.”

 

Do you read non-fiction?

Have you ever read a classic?

Do you enjoy reading fiction?

  Continue reading “Musings on Reading”

Star Wars Reads Day!

 

Are you ready for Star Wars Reads Day? Wait… you haven’t heard of it?! Well, tell you about it, I must!

A year ago in a Library far, far away we celebrated Star Wars Reads Day. It is an international celebration of literacy. This is the one event where the Imperial troops and Rebel forces come together for the sake of spreading the intergalactic importance of reading. Come join us at the Russell Memorial Library this Saturday, October 10 from 10 AM-1 PM, as we celebrate the strongest force of the galaxy… literacy.

Check out our schedule of events for the day!

Read, you must!