Letter from the Library Director June 21, 2010

School’s out, it’s been sunny and hot; that means summer is here for sure.  Summer is a great time to come and spend time at the (air – conditioned) library!  We have all the books on the junior and senior high school reading lists or come in and find something new from our newest selection of titles from the Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Green Mountain Book Lists.  Many of these titles are available as downloadable audio which you can transfer to your MP3 player or cell phone.

New titles include: “The Dunderheads” by Paul Fleischman, “The Great and Only Barnum” by Candace Fleming, “Closed for the Season” by Mary Downing Hahn,  “Scat” by Carl Hiaasen, “We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes” by Patrick Jennings, “My Most Excellent Year” by Steve Kluger and “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks” by E. Lockhart,

Our library catalog now lists all of the titles available as downloadable audio, with direct links to the download page.  When you use our catalog, in the library or from home (via http://www.aabrown.org), you will see 2 numbers with each title.  This will tell you how many copies we have and whether that book is available to check out; 1/1 means we have one copy and it is available, 1/0 means we have one copy, but it is checked out.  Those titles with 0/0 means that it is a downloadable audio file, clicking on the title will take to the record with a link to the download page.  Complete directions for downloading can be found on our website.

Fans of Janet Evanovich will be glad to know we have a copy of “Sizzling Sixteen” on order and it will be available as soon as it is released.  We will also have “The Devil Amongst the Lawyers” by Sharon McCrumb, too.  We continue to add titles through the Ashgate Grant to update and expand our Health and Wellness section.  Our newest titles include “All Cats have Asperger’s Syndrome” by Kathy Hoopmann, ”All Dogs have ADHD” by by Kathy Hoopmann, “Live a Little: What the Research Really Says about Living a Pretty Healthy Life” by Susan M. Love and others, “Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System Is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get through It Alive” by Richard S. Klein.  DO you have a title to suggest?  Let us know at the library or use the form on our website.

Monday June 28th is the first day of Richford Summer Day Camp.  The Library will present a program at camp each day as a part of the “Make a Splash” Reading Program.  Children can pick up their reading records at camp or at the library.  Reading books this summer can earn you $10 through the TD Bank Program, or free tickets to the Champlain Valley Fair or free books!  We will also be hosting 3 different guest performers through the summer and the first will be The Backpack Players performing “The Jungle Book”.  This inventive and entertaining show will be held in Town Hall at 4 PM on Tuesday June 29.  Come and Enjoy!

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