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What's a Good Book to Read

What’s a good book to read reminds me of a person standing in front of an open refrigerator asking what’s good to eat. In both cases the answer depends on the person’s mood and taste. Is the person looking for something sweet or spicy? Substantial or indulgent? Comforting or unusual? Both food and books can have these characteristics. Moods and tastes can also change during the year. The person who wants to read light romances in summer may change to suspense by Halloween, then inspirational stories for Christmas, followed by acclaimed literary novels, and then an intriguing biography.

Donor challenges community to match $10K for new branch

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to challenge the community to help equip the planned Fond du Lac Public Library Express branch at Johnson Crossing Shopping Center.

The donor has agreed to match all contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.

“Our donor wants the public to support this historic expansion,” said library Director Ken Hall. “If we succeed in raising the full $20,000, then we would have reached our goal of raising the $40,000 necessary to properly equip the new branch.”

Reading Journals

Every year I say to myself: keep track of everything you read. Write down every title and author. Each year around March I realize I forgot to do it. Last year, I finally started—in June. It has been an exciting and interesting way to track what I’m reading and how much I read. The journal has shown me that I average a book a week.

Any “Seppies” out there?

Susan Elizabeth Phillips (SEP to her fans who are known as "Seppies") has a new book out titled Call Me Irresistible. If you enjoyed her previous book, What I Did for Love, you will love this one too. The small Texas town of Wynette wasn't prepared for the whirlwind named Meg Koranda. When Meg arrives to be maid of honor at her best friend's wedding - to the town's golden boy - she creates turmoil everywhere she goes.

Summer Carnival Kickoff a blast!

Saturday's Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival was a smashing success, thanks to Sunshine the Clown, Betty Trent face painting, games, magic and popcorn! We couldn't have pulled it off without help from a great group of volunteers, who did everything from check out customers at the BookCellar Bag Sale to help sign people up for the summer reading programs.

Curious? So are we!

Librarians spend a lot of time answering questions and along the way, we’ve all picked up some interesting knowledge. (Hint: you want us on your team at trivia night.) To keep things fun around here and to improve your own trivia standings, we’ll be sharing some of that accumulated knowledge with you here.

Check back and see what we've got up our sleeve (and tucked away in our brains!) Have questions? Give us a call or drop us a line.

 

 

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux. Published 2010

This book is a little different from what I usually read, but I like to read books that have a Wisconsin connection. The author Madeleine Roux went to Beloit College and started a fiction blog which is the basis for this book. The main character Allison is a graduate student in Madison and working at a bookstore when the zombie apocalypse breaks out. She is able to connect to the Snet—a secret military emergency Internet—when she can find electricity to recharge her laptop computer and write her blog.

Nora Roberts Bride Quartet

Did you ever dress up in one of your Mom’s old dresses and play “wedding” as a child? I know I did. Our poor family dog had to endure hours of wearing one of Dad’s ties in my pretend weddings. Every once in a while a book series comes along that has all the right ingredients for a romance lover like me. Nora Robert’s takes those childhood dream weddings and brings them to life in the pages of her Bride Quartet series.

Raising readers

Here at the Fond du Lac Public Library kids’ site you can learn, read, listen and play 24/7. Come after you’ve done the dishes, let the dog out and tucked the kids into bed. This is a space where you can connect with people just like you who are trying to raise kids who will love to read and learn.

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