Kate comes to us from the school library world where she was a leader in coding, robotics and S.T.E.M. programs in the library. She has an educational background in both recreation and library services as well as a passion for technology integration, D.I.Y.-ing, and creating inclusive programs and spaces. Kate is excited to be a part of the Lennox & Addington Community and is looking forward to creating new programs for you.
Believe it or not, we are just about over halfway through 2019. So far it has been a fantastic year for book releases. Though highly-anticipated releases from established authors such as Ann Patchett, Stephen King and Emma Donoghue remain on the horizon, 2019 has already produced enough great books to keep any reader busy for the rest of the year. According to me and my own personal preferences, the following are the five “best” 2019 releases I’ve read…so far.
Erin Markuschewsky of the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed The First Mistake by Sandie Jones, author of last year's popular thriller The Other Woman. Here is Erin's review:
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading. Here is the calendar.
Gillian Goldsmith recently enjoyed The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu, one of this year's Evergreen Award nominees. Here is her review:
We’re partnering with G1.ca, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests written specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.
Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, a "touching romantic novel" that she gives a full five stars. Here is her review:
A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character -- this is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.
Jennifer from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed Woman 99, a compelling new historical fiction/thriller mash up by Greer Macallister.
Now that summer is clearly upon us and the weather is warming up, it is once again time to make reading an outside activity. In my opinion, there isn't anything more relaxing...assuming the mosquitos are in check! Luckily, there are all kinds of great new and forthcoming releases to choose from. Here are five books that are on my radar for summer reading.