Eastern Branch Great Reading & Cool Animals

July 12, 2007

Have you been in the mood for some great summer reading this year?  Some folks want some easy reading this time of year, some are reading for summer classwork, and others keep up the same steady pace in the summer that they do all year.  Stay tuned, because today you're going to find out how we can help you find just what you want!

You can, of course, come in and browse through our books and books on tape the traditional way.  We have some great displays that we keep improving all the time, and these may help you find just what you're looking for.  And be sure to ask our knowledgable staff.  We all love to read, and you can find someone here who can offer great advice on just about any fiction or non-fiction reading need.

Try some of the reader's advisory aids we have made here at Eastern Branch.  We do an Author A Week sheet, where we feature authors, their books, and similar authors.  We also have made bookmarks that can guide you to authors and subjects similar to the ones you already like. 

There's another way to find just what you want.  Take a look at our reading databases.  These are electronic resources, available here at the library or at an Internet terminal anywhere (yes, even at home) that allow you to find that perfect book.  Try Fiction Connection or Novelist, both available by clicking on the Research and Homework link on the left side of the library homepage. 

You can search by author, title, subject, etc., and you can find books in areas as diverse as Cape Cod mysteries, medieval romances, mother-daughter fiction, coming of age novels set in the 1960's, Irish family sagas, time travel, Christian Fiction, or a myriad of other plots, settings and genres. You can find what comes next in a series, books involving certain characters, and lots of other things to help you enjoy your reading. 

Play around with these databases a little, or come on in and ask us how to use them.  Before you know it, you may just love reading as much as we do, if you don't already.

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Be sure to be here next Thursday, July 19, at 10:30 AM for the Critter Guy.  That's right, our famous Paul McCormack himself, the guy with lots of zoo and animal experience, will be here with his travelling animals.  You'll get to see various beasts up close and personal, from furry friends to those who'll make some folks' skin crawl.  So come on in and enjoy this annual event that the kids always love.

Steven George