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I love picture books!

April 15, 2019
Patricia Richard

I love picture books! There is nothing more exciting to me when reading at storytime than finding a book that engages not only the children but the caregivers as well. Below are 3 of my favorite books about books and reading.

Staff Picks: True Places

April 12, 2019
Catherine

Patricia Richard recently enjoyed True Places by Sonja Yoerg, a novel that serves as "a touching reminder of the importance of family, nature and belonging." Here is her review:

Five new tales of murder and mayhem

April 12, 2019
Catherine

So far, 2019 has been especially kind to readers who love the twists, turns and character study of a good psychological suspense novel. Here are five brand new titles that have been receiving a huge amount of buzz and will definitely be keeping thrill-seeking readers busy until the summer. 

Staff Picks: Good Riddance

April 12, 2019
Catherine

Karen Scott, Bath Branch Coordinator, recently enjoyed Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman, which she describes as "an engaging, witty, intricately plotted story of both family relationships and romance." Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Last Woman in the Forest

April 5, 2019
Catherine

Jennifer Robinson from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets, a brand new novel of psychological suspense that she describes as "an intricately woven, atmospheric story that will keep you guessing until the end." Read her review here:

New Books: April 2019

April 4, 2019
Catherine

Whether you enjoy mysteries, romance or sci-fi, our New Arrivals newsletter will keep you on top of what's fresh in fiction. Click here to view and click here to subscribe to any of our NextReads newsletter options. 

Finding the right book for your beginning reader

March 29, 2019
Catherine

If you are a parent and/or teacher, you are probably familiar with the sweet sound of hearing a young child successfully read a book out loud. On the other side of the coin, you no doubt understand how painful and frustrating it can be to listen to a child struggle through a book that is too far beyond their grasp or not interesting enough to engage them.

Staff Picks: The Book Artist

March 29, 2019
Catherine

Andree recently enjoyed The Book Artist by Mark Pryor, the eight installment in a series said by Publishers Weekly to have "a fascinating cast, an intriguing subplot, and a gorgeous Parisian setting that add to the story’s appeal." Here is Andree's review:

OLA Evergreen Award 2019

March 28, 2019
Catherine

The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award, part of the Forest of Reading, is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October. 

Staff Picks: Carnegie’s Maid

March 22, 2019
Catherine

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict, a compelling novel of historical fiction that is said to be a good choice for fans of Downton Abbey. The following is Kristin's review: