2017 Book Demographics

I like to keep track of what I'm reading both for bragging rights - heck yeah I read over 100 books a year! - and also because it's hard to remember what I've read. Patrons ask for book recommendations and there are times when my mind just goes blank and I can't recall a single … Continue reading 2017 Book Demographics

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Best of 2017

Hey everyone, it's time to list the best books I've read this year! There were some really great ones and I hope you find something you like in these recommendations. I won't be able to be blogging about YA books next year because of my Printz duties - eeeeeek! - but I'll try to write … Continue reading Best of 2017

Baby animals and snow cones: the best summer reading party ever!

[Note from Anna: this was in my drafts folder for like 7,302 years or since August but whatever. Enjoy this late Summer Reading post....] That's right: BABY ANIMALS and SNOW CONES. These are the two things we had at our Teen Summer Reading Kick-off party this year. Do I have the best job or do … Continue reading Baby animals and snow cones: the best summer reading party ever!

Save IMLS because libraries are essential

If you didn't hear that Trump is planning on cutting funds to SO MANY ESSENTIAL programs, then here you go. Also, some of these essential programs include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an important source of funding for libraries and museums in the U.S. I want to talk a little bit about IMLS … Continue reading Save IMLS because libraries are essential

Coming out a reading slump

Ever had a reading slump? One where you either can't seem to focus on a book or don't like anything that you've been reading? I think I've been in one for the last few months. I've been having some anxiety about the world, our garbage-fire racist sexist President, and work and health stuff. That's been … Continue reading Coming out a reading slump