Monroe Library Blog

Friday, January 29, 2010

What DO librarians read?

Occasionally on the front page of the Sno-Isle website you might see a banner titled "What We're Reading". You might wonder, "Who are the 'We' in the title?" In this case it is the Reader's Advisory Committee, who is in charge of this banner, picking titles for the book club kits, and a yearly Reader's Advisory training.

One of the common misconceptions of library employees is that they get to spend all day reading. This is very rarely the case. As a rule we do tend to read a LOT of books, but on our own time. The Reader's Advisory Committee is one of the ways we share that collected knowledge with others and with our patrons.

I have been privileged to be on the committee for two years now and it is easily one of my favorite library activities (and I get to play Rock Band with teenagers on a regular basis). Each one of the committee members contributes a week or two of titles to What We're Reading every couple of months and we put a lot of thought into the titles we pick. They can be new titles that we're really excited about or older titles that may have slipped under the radar. In all cases they are books we feel strongly about and hope you will give a chance. Check one out today.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Everyone should wear slippers at the library

On January 5th, we began a new series of storytimes called Pajama Storytime. We had an enthusiastic group of pajama wearing, blanket and stuffed animal toting children who came to listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts. As the storytime presenter, I got to wear a bathrobe and slippers. I wish I could wear slippers at the library every day!
We will be continuing the series once a month over the course of the year. The next one will be on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00pm. I hope to see you at Pajama Storytime. Don’t forget to bring your slippers!

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Twilight" Star comes to Monroe?

Hey Twilight fans is that... no I guess it is just a cardboard cutout of our favorite Vampire checking out the new DVD bins at the Monroe Library. Find great movies at your library or go to the Sno-Isle website and place holds on you favorite titles. Some favorite Vampire movies that you can find in the Sno-Isle catalog include:

Fright Night

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I'm already thinking about my veggie garden for 2010

Well, it's January and I'm already thinking about what I will plant this spring in my vegetable garden. Last year's garden was such a success that I want to get a head start on planning for this year. The seed catalogs started arriving after Thanksgiving, and now I actually have time to read them and find some good gardening ideas from the books at the library.

Here are a few gardening books I am currently reading:

"Green Gardener's Guide" by Joe Lamp'l

"The Frugal Gardener: How To Have More Garden For Less Money" by Catriona Tudor Erler

Find more books about gardening at the Library!