Saturday, August 22, 2015

Suggest a Non-Fiction Title for our October Book Discussion

The many books listed as reader's favorites from both the July and August book discussions are on display and available for borrowing to make your last days of summer easy to fill with a book. Our next discussion will be in October. The discussion group has decided to go with a non-fiction title. Suggestions of a title are encouraged and welcomed. Call or email the library, or just stop in with a suggested title.

You Have To Be "In it to Win it"

The deadline for returning your reading raffle tickets has been extended.

All participates in the Sharon Springs Summer Recreation program this summer are also Library Summer Reading participates. Please get your reading raffle tickets in at the library by Thursday, August 27. The winners will be selected on Friday August 28th. Winners will be notified by phone. If you did any reading at Summer Rec or visited the library with Summer Rec, you are eligible to enter at least 1 raffle ticket, but if you ticket isn't entered, you can't win the prize! 

Library patrons who were not part of Summer Recreation are also reminded to get in their tickets. There will be a drawing for Grades Preschool-1st Grade, Grades 2-4, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, and for Adults. Tickets are available at the Library through August 27th. The only cost is time spent reading.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 2015
Book Discussion “Must Reads”

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Catherwood by
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Dog who wouldn’t be by Farley Mowat
Dragonfly in Amber series by Diana Gabaldon
Dragons of Pern Series by Anne McCaffrey
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Follow the River by James Thorm
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larrson
Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Island by Victoria Hislop
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kinsolver
Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin
Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Watership Down by Richard Ardams

Any thing by Steven King

Detective series by Elly Griffiths
It's almost time!

Don't forget to track your summer reading to have a chance to win the Summer Reading Raffle. We have something for all ages, and it's not too late to participate. Reading Raffle tickets are due by August 21, 2015 in order to be in the prize drawing.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Kids going into grades 1-6 are invited to join library programming with MiSci on Friday, August 14.. The museum will be presenting a fun program on the phases of the moon, starting at 9:30am, and running approximately 1 hour. Pre-registration at the library or the rec center is suggested.

At 11:00, again at the rec center, the library will be hosting our end of summer reading programs with free ice cream sundaes, while supplies last. All ages are invited for ice cream sundaes. No registration is necessary for this program.

Our August book discussion is also on Friday, August 14, from 6-7 pm, in the same informal structure as the July discussion. Bring a list of your 5 favorite reads to share with the group. We will also be selecting a title for the September discussion. If you can not attend, suggestions for September would be appreciated. Stop by at the desk, drop a note in the book return, send an email, or give the library a call with your suggestion.  

Don't forget to track your summer reading to have a chance to win the Summer Reading Raffle. We have something for all ages, and it's not too late to participate, but your reading raffle tickets need to be turned in by August 21.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Story Hour and Summer Reading Fun

Join us for Story Hour with the Sharon Springs Rec program, geared for ages 5-7. Hear animal hero stories and make a fun animal hero graft. The program is held on Friday, July 31, from 10- 11 am. No registration is required.

Don't forget to track your summer reading to have a chance to win the Summer Reading Raffle. We have something for all ages, and it's not too late to participate. Sign up at the library.

To aid our summer visitors and anyone who has been thinking of using the library, our hours are Mondays from 10 am-4 pm and from 6-9 pm, Wednesdays from 4-9 pm, Thursdays from 7-9 pm, Fridays from 12-6 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am-2 pm.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Looking for summer reading suggestions?
Here are the titles suggested by the July Book Discussion:

Behind the Beautiful Forever-Katherine Boo
Broken for You- Stephanie Kallos
Communion- Whitley Strieber
Fall of Giants- Ken Follett
Great Expectation- Charles Dickens
Joy Luck Club- Amy Tan
Killer Angels-Michael Shaara
Madonnas of Leningrad- Debra Dean
Me and Emma-Elizabeth Flock
Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Our Souls at Night-Kent Haruf
Remembrance Rock-Carl Sandberg
Rope Walk- Carry Brown
Sarah’s Key-Tatiana DeRosnay
Starman- Alan Dean Foster
The Monsters of Templeton-Lauren Groff
The Outsiders- S E Hinton
Thief-Meg Turner
Those Who Save Us-Jenna Blum
Three Bags Full- Leonie Swann
War and Remembrance-Herman Wouk
Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
White Oleander- Janet Finch

In addition – Favorite authors were listed as: 
 Piccoult, Berg, and Quinlan

If we don’t have a title, it should be available through the interlibrary loan system.