Thanks to the many television network adaptations available through cable or streaming services, it's easier than ever these days to experience your favourite books in a visual format. From The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods to Outlander and Call the Midwife, it seems as through TV producers immediately turn to the literary world when coming up with ideas – half of what’s out there originated as a book!
Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff, a dark and suspenseful story that questions "how far moral, medical and ethical boundaries should be stretched when it comes to human reproduction." Here is Marg's review:
Earlier this year, we launched a bookmark contest where community members could submit their creative designs for a chance to have it printed on new library hours bookmarks. We received an amazing 60+ submissions! Thank you so much to everyone who participated.
At a recent professional development day, library staff from across the County of L&A voted on their favourite designs. The design made by Brittany Poudrier (pictured right) was selected as winner -- you'll be seeing it displayed on the 1000s of bookmarks now distributed throughout our libraries.
Patricia Richard recently enjoyed The Friends We Keep by Jane Green, an inticately-plotted contemporary novel about secrets, friendship and forgiveness. Here is her review:
We've added a new element to our Art in the Library showcase in Napanee this month! In addition to the awesome local artists on display (thanks to the Greater Napanee Art Arts Association), we now have a featured teen artist.
Kiara Scott, one of our fabulous Library Pages, is our first teen artist on display. We're proud to show off her work!
Stop by the Napanee Branch anytime to check it our in person or attend our Meet the Artist reception to be held on July 18th at 6:30pm.
There's no better time to pick up a good beach read so thankfully Karen Scott from our Bath Branch has thoroughly vetted Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble. Here is her review:
In this warm weather, you may find yourself longing for the beach, dock or pool. If you are one of those people who considers water to be your second home during the summer months, you may be interested in reading about some characters (both real and fictional) who have felt similarly. The following five books, although very different, all celebrate a love of swimming.
Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed A Story About Cancer (With A Happy Ending) by India Desjardins, a YA graphic novel that will "both torment and inspire hope among all who read it." The following is Kristin's review:
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.