Snakes and K-Pop

Yesterday was our first “Bring Your Thing” event of summer. We’re celebrating all of the things people like to do. It’s like a grown up version of show and tell. And our new friend Danyon brought his snakes, while our very own Caroline showed off her impressive Korean Pop star collection. (Sorry, Caroline…the snakes outshone you.)

Sunni and Frank had great personalities, and didn’t mind all the attention. It was a super successful event, and we can’t wait to do it again!

Anyone have any puppies they’d like to bring? (Just kidding…sort of.)

One New Good Thing

January is typically the time when we make resolutions, but what about summer? We’re mid-way through the year, and this is a great time to take stock and start “improving”. Instead of looking at it as a challenge, why not keep the goals small, and work toward ONE good habit? Once you accomplish that, move on to the next.

What kinds of things could you try? I came across this post called 5 Summer Good Habits to Start Today. It includes things like getting up early, adding one piece of produce to each meal, and staying hydrated. But you could come up with plenty of new things like:

  • Read more books, especially non-fiction (like the one above..it’s the BEST book I’ve read in quite a long time!)
  • Make a plan with a friend at least once a week. Call up someone you haven’t seen in a while, and go out for iced coffee (or ice cream!).
  • Teach yourself a new language, or skill, like learning to play the guitar. It requires some startup…like buying/borrowing a guitar, or using something like Mango Languages…but it could be fun!
  • Draw something every day.

Have fun. That’s what summer is all about!

Unboxing #3

Have you been watching our unboxing videos? They’re becoming the hit of the summer! See what Meriah and Caroline find when they open up the latest box from our book seller…and if you see something you want, you can put it on hold. It’s a lot of fun, and informative, too!

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Dogs Don’t Die

We don’t like to give away endings to books at the library, but sometimes, a particularly sad book is worth a warning to people–especially if we know those patrons have gone through a bad time, or if it is a child who might not react well to an animal’s death in the story.

So, when I came across this post about books re-imagined where the dog doesn’t die, I thought it was worth a quick read–and a chuckle. Keep in mind, these books haven’t been re-written, just summarized in a new way that avoids the sadness. If you’d like to see if your favourite book is here, click here.

Lassie, you don’t have to worry about Timmy falling down any wells here, either.

Turtles

We have two really great Teen prizes available this summer, along with the “regular” book buck bingo prizes. In July, we’re giving away a signed copy of John Green’s TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. Teens can drop in, fill out and ballot, and then cross their fingers. We’ll draw for the book at the end of July! Good luck!