At the Library 1/19/23

At the Library
By Ruby Brown

Hello everyone! I am sure you all have been notified that it is indeed 2023! With that said, the library is booming with new activities, challenges, programs, sources and events to welcome in the New Year. I assure you there is something for everyone; after I looked at our event calendar for January ( which you can pick up at the front desk at the library or look on our website ) I had mentally checked off all the things I am going to participate in this month.

As the cold sweeps in and the snow falls I like to bring out what I call my “Comforting Books.” I like to believe that everyone has “Comforting Books.” They may be books you read as a child or ones you faithfully read every year. Whatever books they may be, I have gathered some books that the staff at the library has said that comfort them most and that they snuggle up with by the fire.

Jolisa- “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy- this book has a thoughtful meaning of explaining four different parts of one person.

The book can be found in our Juvenile Fiction in the library or on Bridges audiobook ( Libby )

Tammy- “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott- A lovely tale of four sisters growing in the 1860s displaying courage, strength and hope during hard times.

It can be found in our Teen section or Adult fiction at the library, if you prefer to listen to books it is also on Bridges.

Jenisa- The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder- this true series follows Laura and her family all through their hills and valleys in the Midwest in the 1870s-1930s.  

This heartfelt series can be found at the library in the Juvenile Fiction and in the children’s audiobook section.

Mia- “My Life Next Door” by Huntley Fitzpatrick - this book follows two teen neighbors, a boy and a girl who are forbidden to fall in love. It is a sweet romance novel sure to fill your heart.

This book can be found in Bridges ebooks ( Libby ) or you can get an ILL.

Myself- “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee- I swear I learn something new everytime I read this book. It shows justice, compassion, truth, class, racial equality and courage depicted by the narrator Scout- a six year old girl in the deep south who is raised by her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer. It is a defiant must read that should be read often, it can be found at the library in the Teen section, the Adult Fiction or the adult audiobooks upstairs.

I hope you will take a chance to read or listen to these books- they are really good to cuddle up with on a cold day. Please come into the library and tell us about the books that comfort you the most!