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Local history books from the library staff!
If you love history and looking at nostalgic photographs, you’ll want to check out these new pictorial books on Plainfield and Hendricks County, Indiana. The library has several copies in the collection–if they’re all checked out, be sure to place a hold through Evergreen so that you’ll be next in line when a copy is returned.
Meet Me at the Fair
Jo’s Picks for July
July has some great new books coming out that readers will be looking forward to reading. New books by Alex Kava and Daniel Silva I highly recommend to readers. Silva’s is titled The English Girl and Kiva’s is Stranded. I am also picking The White Princess by Philippa Gregory for fans of English history. Other new books include The Highway by C.J. Box, Death Angel by Linda Fairstein and James Lee Burke’s The Light of the World. As the Readers Advisor readers are always recommending authors to me and I am always happy to pass on their suggestions. Recently one of our readers told me that he had been reading John Hart who writes mysteries. He said that The Last Child by Hart was one of the best mysteries he has ever read So I thought I would pass this along to those of you who are always looking for a new author to read. Hart’s other books are The King of Lies and Down River. While I can’t read everything readers recommend to me I am always happy to hear when they have discovered a new author. Nothing pleases me more than to hear from a reader who tells me that they have loved an author I have recommended to them. Enjoy the rest of summer with a good book!
All the public libraries in the United States
Via The Atlantic, comes this wonderful map of every public library in the United States. The data was collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. On a makes-you-feel-good-about-humanity note, there are more public libraries in the United States than McDonalds or Starbucks locations. Read more about this wonderful map here.
The Big Library Read is Here!
Beginning on May 15th, patrons of hundreds of participating Indiana libraries can download The Four Corners of the Sky in Kindle, EPUB, PDF formats via their library’s OverDrive eBook catalogue. Notable libraries participating in the The Big Library Read include The Indianapolis Public Library and the eIndiana Digital Consortium, which consists of 78 Evergreen Indiana libraries. Patrons will have unlimited access (no holds or waiting lists) to the selected title throughout the duration the pilot program.
Patrons only need a valid library card and an electronic device (personal computer, tablet, Smartphone, eReader, etc.) connected online to participate. In an effort to promote a global community of readers, patrons are encouraged join the conversation on Twitter at #BigLibraryRead and “Like” Michael Malone on Facebook.
Browse through hundreds of historic photographs of Plainfield and other Hendricks County towns and villages here.
Summer Reading Club starts on June 3rd!
High Tea at Downton Abbey comes to the Plainfield Public Library!
If this sounds like your cup of tea (pun intended) please give me a call and I can point you in the right direction!