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BookNerds Club Personalized Book Boxes!

We're doing another round of Personalized Book Boxes! Based on a short survey, you'll receive a box with 2-3 library books, some fun goodies, and small snack to enjoy as you read. (You can see the summer boxes here.) At this time, the program is limited to 20 Oak Lawn...

Fall Book Discussion Preview!

Hooray for book discussions! This fall, 4 of our popular discussions go back to in-person meetings, and we're launching a new book club for all those who'd rather stay in. Always Virtual, hosted by Emily Bettcher, will be exclusively online, so get that comfy chair...

Books on a Theme: Royal Romances

There is something undeniably romantic about a royal wedding. The millions of people who watched Diana marry Prince Charles, and then watched his sons marry the women they fell in love with are proof that people really do fall in love with royals in love. Romance...

We are BookNerds!

Whenever someone finds out I'm a librarian, they say, "You must love books" or "You must love reading". Being a librarian is about more than books and reading, but I must admit that I DO love books and reading. Books and reading are two of my very favorite things in...

My fave reads, 2020

I don’t know where to start with talking about reading in the year 2020. I had a brilliant start. I was absolutely ripping through books. And then. The world ground to a halt, and so did my brain. I think some people found that the pandemic made for good reading,...

Authors We Love: Jasper Fforde

Whenever anyone asks me to describe Jasper Fforde's books, the first word I choose is 'quirky'. After all, Thursday Next's pet is a cloned Dodo named Pickwick, and her father and son time travel. And that's only scratching the surface of the quirkiness. I think this...

Highlights of my TBR: Ang, 8/27/20

TBR: To-Be-Read; references a list that many readers keep Well my goodness, this number is just embarrassing. As of today, there are 1333 items on my TBR. In my defense, books come out way faster than I can read them, even though I try like hell to read as many as I...

Highlights of my TBR: Ang, 7/16/19

TBR: To-Be-Read; references a list that many readers keep I almost don't want to tell you my TBR number, because I'm a little embarrassed by it. Pals, there are 999 titles on my extended TBR. That's pretty much 1,000 books, which would take me 10-ish years to get...

Highlights of my TBR: Ang, 3/27/19

TBR: To-Be-Read; references a list that many readers keep Including books that aren't out yet, my TBR list is 912 books long. If you're thinking that seems absurd, well, I guess it is. Lo those many years ago, I used to keep it on sheets of notebook paper, and as I...