RA Programs

Summer Reading has Begun!

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Our annual Summer Reading Program began on Monday, June 12th.  Come on in and sign up for our mystery themed extravaganza!

For Adults, each book read gives you an entry to win prize packs, candy, small themed gifts, and other neat prizes!  There are also quizzes that can be filled out for a chance to win end-of-summer gift cards to local restaurants and online stores.  When you sign up, you’ll receive a goody bag with the quizzes, a booklist, and other small favors to get you started.  In the goody bag is also a card for this blog!  Become a blog subscriber via email and be entered to win a special “Inspector Mallard” prize pack!

For Teens, each book read, movie watched, or CD listened to counts toward your chances to win the prizes listed above!  You also have a quiz in your goody bag that can be filled out for a chance to win end-of-summer gift cards to places like Gamestop, iTunes, and local restaurants.

While construction is still going on, please stop by the Reader’s Advisory desk in the East Wing to sign up and receive your goody bag and free first prize entry slip!

Any Questions?  Please call the library @ 847.259.6050 and ask for Reader’s Advisory, or comment on any of our blog posts!

Displays

November Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of November, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Honoring Our Veterans,” located on the left book cube, is fiction and movies about those who serve or have served in the armed forces.

“Love Books? Write One!,” located on the center book cube, is a display focusing on November as National Novel Writing Month.  It is a mix of books that started as NaNoWriMo projects and books about writing and authors.  If you’re interesting in National Novel Writing Month, you can get more information at http://nanowrimo.org/

“Class of…,” located on the CD display cube, is music from different eras.  Currently the classes of 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006 are represented on each side of the cube.

“Reading, the Best Only Game in Town: Book Selections from This Year’s Book Lover’s Day,” located on our corner display, is books from 2016’s Book Lover’s Day, as well as previous years.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction film wall contains “Favorite Movies About Games and Sports,” those films that take place in the world of sporting competitions.  The nonfiction film wall is “How to Excel at Playing Them,” which features documentaries, how-tos, and films about playing different sports and games.

Our Teen display this month is “A Pinch of This, a Dash of That,” a fun combination of genre reads.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

October Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of October, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Holiday Pot Luck,” located on the left book cube, is fiction based around all the year’s holidays, with a side focused on the upcoming holiday of Halloween.

“Sarcasm,” located on the center book cube, are books that have that most misunderstood of sensibilities.  The accompanying bookmarks (which are free to take home) define it this way: sarcasm /särˌkazem/ noun – the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

“Guitar Greats,” and “We’re More than Just Music,” located on the CD display cube, is music focused on guitar performance.  Also located on one side of the CD display cube is “I Fall to Pieces,” music focusing on the upcoming holiday of Halloween.

“Halloween,” located on our corner display, is books in the horror genre.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!  This display until recently was “Epicurean Mysteries,” cozy mysteries centered around food and recipes.

The fiction film wall contains “Halloween Horror,” movies to frighten and delight on Halloween.  The nonfiction film wall is “October is National Adopt-a-Pet Month,” which features documentaries, how-tos, and films about cats, dogs, and other adoptable kinds of pets.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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September Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of September, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Honor Those Who Serve: First Responders Appreciation Day,” located on the left book cube, is focuses on first responders in all types of media.  Police, firefighters, search and rescue teams, EMTs and paramedics and more, all are featured.  First Responders Appreciation Day is on September 27th.

“Murder and Mayhem in the Middle Ages,” located on the center book cube, is fiction and DVDs set in medieval times.  Medieval mysteries abound; give one a try!

“We’re #1!,” located on the CD display cube, is chart-topping music and greatest hits.

“Spotlight On: Hispanic Heritage Month,” located on our corner display, are books written by Hispanic authors or focusing on the Hispanic experience throughout history.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction film wall contains “Movies So Bad They’re Good,” movies that were nominated for the prestigious Golden Raspberry awards.  The nonfiction film wall is “Make the Most of Yourself,” which features self-help, exercise, and other life-improving DVDs.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

March Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of March, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Light and Literary Reads,” located on the left book cube, is general literary fiction that is a bit lighter in tone.

“Globetrotters: Stories from Near and Fear,” located on the center book cube, is fiction set in many different locales around the world.

“Perfect Pitch,” located on the CD display cube, is music by outstanding vocalists.

“Spotlight On: Women’s History Month,” located on our corner display, are books that are centered on women’s history and written by women.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The film walls feature fiction and nonfiction films focused on Women’s History Month.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

February Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of February, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Mardi Gras,” located on the left book cube, is fiction that is takes place during Mardi Gras itself, or is set in New Orleans.

“After Oprah…Best Book Club Reads,” located on the center book cube, is fiction that is often read in book clubs.  While these selections tend toward literary fiction, they can surprise you!

“I’m in the Mood for Love,” located on the CD cube, is music geared toward love and romance.

“Blind Date with a Book,” located on our corner display, are books that are presented in plain brown wrappers with small “personal ads” with their genre and a short description on them.  Take a chance on a blind date and take one home!

“100 Years, 100 Films,” located on the feature film wall, are movies that have been selected to the American Film Institute’s list of the best 100 movies of the last 100 years.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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