Reviewing Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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I began reading the Princess Diaries series when I was a similar age to the book’s awkward heroine, Princess Mia. Now, as an adult 15 years since the series was first released, I pounced on the opportunity to revisit this familiar character now that she is all grown up in the first adult installment of… Read more »

Join us at DigiP: 100 Days and Counting!

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The countdown is on: there are officially 100 days to go until Digipalooza ‘15 and we are busy working to make this the best DigiP yet! We recently captured a planning meeting in session where things turned a little… musical. As you can see, we work hard, play hard (and sometimes even sing and dance)… Read more »

Books for dog lovers

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We all know librarians love them some cats, but I have a confession: I’m a total dog person! The first book I ever checked out from the library was The Poky Little Puppy. Growing up, we always had dogs and they were treated as family (actually, they were treated better than family). They went everywhere… Read more »

Lettuce Turnip the Beet on Gardening Books!

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SPRINGTIME HAS ARRIVED! That means planting season is nearly here for gardeners. Soon gardens will be bursting with basil, overrun by hidden zucchini, and smelling like summer. But before you begin, take a look at these helpful books to help you plan, decorate, and grow your garden. The Edible Balcony: Growing fresh produce in small… Read more »

OHDELA students become eBook explorers & boost digital circulation

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Recently, I attended an open house event for OHDELA (Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy), along with a few colleagues. At the event, parents and students met their teachers, learned about a variety of academic resources offered by the school, and also participated in a “scavenger hunt” for OHDELA’s OverDrive digital library. Students that completed… Read more »

Girl on the Train Read-Alikes

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If you’ve heard anything about the latest in marriage thriller novels this year, you know that the one to read is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  But, if you’ve been trying to get your hands on it through your library (as you should), you may have noticed that you’re not alone. While… Read more »

Reviewing Missoula by Jon Krakauer

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I am a Krakhead (self-diagnosed).  I have read every book by Jon Krakauer, some more than once, some more than twice.  The first road trip that my husband and I went on, we listened to Into the Wild, sometimes going hours without speaking, absorbed in what we were hearing.  It is really not possible to… Read more »