Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Book of Dreams, the new novel by Nina George, the bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Little French Bistro. This is "a fascinating new novel that explores the thresholds between life and death." Here is Kristin's review:
Starting this October we are expanding our Art in the Library exhibits to include the masterpieces of our younger patrons! Along with the works of local artists being displayed on the upper level of the Napanee Branch Library, we will now exhibit children’s artwork on the lower level for a three month time period.
Here are the details:
Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed reading Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler, a novel of historical fiction that is loosely based on a true story. Here is her review:
Julie recently enjoyed Albatross by Canadian humour writer Terry Fallis, a book she says "will have you laughing and shaking your head in disbelief." Here is her review:
Chantell McMahon recently enjoyed Something Worth Saving by Sandi Ward, a heartwarming story that is sure to capture the hearts of all animal lovers. Here is her review:
Every once in a while this column will feature a list of the most popular books currently circulating at the library. Now that we’ve reached the dog days of summer, I thought it would be a good opportunity to look back at the past couple months and see what L&A has been clamouring to read this summer. For each of these five titles, I’ve also offered a couple “read-alike” suggestion to try out if you find yourself sitting on the waitlist.
Reading aloud to my kids brings me much joy and thankfully they both enjoy it almost as much as I do. Over the last year or so my eight-year-old and I have found some great book series to enjoy reading together.
Reading aloud to children is a great way to create a sense of connection. Research shows that not only do both kids and parents enjoy read-aloud time, it also does wonderful things for a child’s development and literacy skills. Parents of children ages 0-8 recognize that children reap great benefits from the experience of being read aloud to on a regular basis. However, a recent survey by ReadAloud.org found that just 34 percent of respondents read aloud to their children for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Could it be our busy lives getting in the way?
Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed Things My Son Needs to Know about the World by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Fredrik Backman, a book of humourous yet poignant essays filled with fatherhood insight and advice. Here is her review: