The library staff is getting very excited for the “Fall Kick Off” of The Great American Read airing tonight at 8pm on PBS. The Great America Read focuses on the top 100 most beloved books of all time.
Check out the top 100 books and stop by the library to borrow some titles you have yet to read from our exciting display.
And please join us on September 25th at 12:30 to kick off our book club by discussing your favorite or not-so- favorite titles from The Great American Read. We look forward to seeing you then. #GreatReadsPBS
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This is an exciting week, not only at the library, but in the entire world of education. Open Education is an amazing initiative that allows access to learning tools for EVERYONE! Check it out : What is Open Education?
Don’t forget, we at Krupp Library have a whole bunch of amazing leisure reading choices. I am addicted to young adult fiction and could not wait to share this awesome title! I could not put Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina down. Based in New York in 1977, the summer the city is living in fear of the “.44 Caliber Killer”, Medina spins the tale of what it was like to live through this scorching summer with a serial killer on the loose. Nora Lopez is 17 and the epitome of all of the Son of Sam’s victims. She is young, beautiful and brunette — everything this killer has in mind. Between dodging the serial killer, dealing with some serious family drama and falling in love with the new guy at the shop where she works, Nora has more than her fair share of craziness going into her eighteenth year. All she and her friends want to do is hit the discos and relax before college, while instead curfews are in place and the city is basically on lock down.
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By the end of the summer the police have the killer in custody and Nora is able to turn her world around. This book is a must read. It has it all: romance, thrills and more! Make sure to pop in to the library during break to unwind with any number of books located in our Leisure Section!
It is a super exciting week here at the library! We are celebrating Banned Books Week in a couple of awesome ways. Last week we gave you all the opportunity to participate in the Banned Books Week Brackett which was an amazing success. We are so grateful to all of you that took the time to vote for you favorite challenged books! Keep an eye out on our Social Media platforms to see the exciting results!
Also! Please stop by this week and check out our Blind Date with a Banned Book. You never know. You may just fall in love. #wordshavepower
We love Banned Books Week and hope you do, too! If you are feeling daring stop by and check out some of the titles that have been challenged by censors over the years! And, heck, give one a read! Let’s show them that we have the power of WORDS!
*Also feel free to ask a library staff member to take your Banned Book mugshot! We will be posting to Social Media all week long*
I can say that I certainly am. I was unable to put down our first book The Woman in Cabin 10. This book had it all! But, most of all the author, Ruth Ware, was sure to keep her readers on the edge of the seats through each section of this supsense novel. The protagonist is Lo Blacklock a British travel writer that has the cruiseship adventure of her lifetime fall in her lap. But, is and an adventure or nightmare? You will have to read this thriller to find out! I can not wait to discuss this on on June 29th at our book club’s maiden voyage. See you there!