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My Favorite Reads of 2021 — Ang

For the first time in a looooong time it seems like I read fewer romance novels than in past years. This is going to get slightly in the weeds, but romance publishing has seen a little bit of a change recently, with almost all contemporary romances (and quite a few...

Fall Reading Program 2021: Critter Competition!

Put your best scowl on underneath your mask, because this fall’s reading program for teens & adults is all about some (mostly) friendly competition. Join Team Fox, Raccoon, Deer or Owl and see which forest animal comes out on top in our Critter Competition! Choose...

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...