Posted by: whimsicallibrarians | June 13, 2009

Summer Reading

My garden has been planted and weeds have been pulled, that means it’s time to get serious about SUMMER READING!!! This year, for the first time, the library is offering a summer reading program for adults.  I know, I know, you’re thinking it’s summer, I’m not interested in tracking titles, or pages, or books.  Well, it’s really not that difficult. All you need to do is sign up on line (you can do that via our webpage – www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org) Once you’ve signed up you decide whether you want to keep track of the books you are reading and you can do this online; at home, on vacation….  This is a really cool feature because if you’re like me, you can’t remember what you’ve read in the last 6 months.  Just log in and jot down your books.  That’s it!! Now, if you want to put in a little bit more of an effort, each week the library is raffling off great prizes for adults. Some of the prizes are books signed by authors, museum passes, baseball tickets, restuarant coupons……fun stuff for the summer. What you would need to do is either go to the main library or here at the branch and fill out a slip of paper, with your name and phone #, and put it in “the box” which is at the summer book display area.  Once a week a name is drawn.

Each week we are focusing on different genres (types of books). Our first week was Mystery, this week is Romance, next week is Lifestyles, Memoirs, Travel, Animals…..we’ve bought some of the best new stuff, to fill our tables with, once those are gone we’ve got lots more to take there place.  We decided to showcase a different genre each week, just in case you are looking for something new and different to read this summer.  This does not mean you have to read any of these books, it’s summer after all and a time to sit back, grab a lemonade and READ.

We’ve also got some great author’s coming in to talk about their books.  Richard Wiese, author of “Born to Explore” was here, at the branch last week, he was fantastic!   Kim Bensen, author of  “finally thin!”  will be at the branch this Wednesday, June 17 that 7:00pm (I hear she’s going to be doing something with bagels!) , Andrew Gross, author of “Don’t Look Twice” will be at the main library on June 22nd at noon and Jeff Blumenfeld, author of “You want to go where?” will be at the main library on July 1st at 7:00pm. You’ll find all the info on our website.

Happy Summer and Enjoy a couple of great READS.

Nancy

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