Wednesday, June 27, 2012

To our faithful users this summer, a tribute...

STILL LIFE
Grazing in the Stacks of Academe
By BEN RATLIFF


A writer finds refuge from the heat, and from the world, in the stacks of Butler Library at Columbia University.

You're welcome to come to Butler Community College library in El Dorado, KS, for the same comforts...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/arts/butler-library-at-columbia-is-a-haven-for-body-and-mind.html?smid=pl-share



Friday, June 22, 2012

A Winner Reads

From my good friends at Shelf Awareness:

NBA Champion LeBron James Was 'Reading a Little Bit More'





Maybe it was the secret to his success.
"For me, it's relaxing honestly. You spend so much preparation for the games, sometimes you just need to get away from it for a little bit. The reading has helped me get away from the game a little bit, and I'm able to zero in once I'm done and get ready for the games.... I wanted to try something new in this postseason honestly. I'm not watching much TV so I'm reading a little bit more.... People have seen me walking around with [books and] they've been given lists of books to read."
--LeBron James, whose Miami Heat team won the NBA Championship last night.

USA Today reported that since the playoffs began, James had read West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life; The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream; The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; and, most recently, Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy and Jay-Z's Decoded.

I'm going to pick up The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, but we have all the rest of these winning reads here at the library for you this summer.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Reading!

A lot of us are into our summer reading now. whether or not you make a list, or just dip randomly in the bookshelves or your pile, sometimes you've just got to get the flavor of a book you just read back again. for this I recommend a simple 'reads like' website that Rachel at Towanda Public Library shared with me.

READALIKES



By Author By Series By Genre

If you like�

Look up your favorite author's name and find new authors who write like your favorite author! Jump quickly to your author's last name by using the letter links below. Authors with an * by their name means we have their books in our library.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

And that's all there is to it! A simply wonderful service at the click of a link. But if that doesn't get you what you want, be sure to talk to your librarian. There's a brain in librarian!