New books and movies at the library this fall!

Browse the library’s online catalogue to read the summary notes on any of these books and movies.  If you are signed in to the catalogue, you can reserve the titles that you want to borrow! Mystery, Suspense and Horror novels        Romance and Cozy novels         Eclectic and Longer Reads […]

Easy Ways to Get Kids Reading This Summer – Part 3

We started with #1 Make It Fun. Then we shared #2 Change It Up. We finish with #3 Finding and Sharing Your Next Great Read…the final segment of Easy Ways to Get Kids Reading This Summer. There are numerous ways to get that next read without out breaking the budget. The most obvious is a […]

Easy Ways to Get Kids Reading This Summer – Part 2

#1 was Make It Fun! Last week, we made suggestions on how to engage younger audiences through challenges and rewards, with summer reading. Remember, this is their journey and they need to make the commitment to follow it through. If they are not engaged and excited, to be part of the process, you may want […]

Easy Ways to Get Kids Reading This Summer – Part 1

That’s right! We are going to explore ideas for keeping the kids engaged with creative thinking, improving literacy skills, and best of all entertained, for the summer months. Now is a good time to start thinking about how to entice the kids with some great reads. The key to your success, is knowing how to […]

To Infinity and Beyond

Have you ever wondered what the adults who used to watch or read Scooby-Doo Mysteries now choose to spend their leisure time with? Obviously, the intrigue of mystery likely still draws them, but how many enjoyed the supernatural aspects, that were entwined in the story. Today, we will briefly explore the genres that envelope witches, […]

Rustlers, RoundUps, Rodeos and Romance

Westerns? Years ago, in the library, that meant a trip to “L” in the Adult Fiction section for Louis L’Amour.  Once engaged, the patrons read and reread the stories of taming the Wild West.  Not anymore.  Westerns like all good fiction has broadened its scope. “There’s a new Sheriff in Town” has taken on a […]

On Hold.  Read It. Now What?

When browsing through hundreds of titles, it can be overwhelming to pick a book by its cover.  With the increase in eBook and downloadable audio book users, getting a new release can be challenging.  So, why not revisit an old favourite or add a former bestselling book to your list of Want-to-Reads that you might […]

So, funny story…

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx Some people find a simple statement like the one above hilarious – others, not so much. Thankfully, there are many types of humour and many authors who engage us with their unique model […]

Who needs popcorn and a movie?

A large segment of readers are mystery story readers.  What was once known as a simple “Who-Done-It?” has blossomed into a market with broader dimensions.  There are the traditional detective mysteries and legal thrillers, but did you know there are culinary mystery authors, too?  Many have heard of Diane Mott Davidson’s food series with titles […]

It’s a Whole New World!

To think many of us had never heard the term social distancing before, and now it is heard everywhere.  Learning to embrace society at a distance, is a big change for those of us who used to greet people with a hug or a handshake.  What if you always maintained your personal space, but liked […]