Saturday, August 26, 2017

State Award Book Nominees & ThingLink

It's that time again--time for us to explore the state award books and start reading our way through the lists. To promote the titles and raise interest, this year's titles are featured in ThingLink images that connect to book trailers.

Let's start with the Iowa Children's Choice Award nominees:

You can also access trailers for the Iowa Teen Award nominees:

Enjoy the trailers--and when you're ready to try one of the nominees, be sure to stop by the library and check out a copy. Remember, you're eligible to vote for the building and state-wide winner when you read at least two books from either list.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1-Thing Wednesday: Historical Fiction Focus

With so many great books released in the last year, how about a look at a few that are historical fiction, like the Newbury Honor book Wolf Hollow? Readers will find themselves pulled into the story of Annabelle, Betty, and Toby; can we trust what we believe we've seen, and do we really know the people in our lives?

Other great historical fiction promoted throughout the year in the library include some newer titles along with some old favorites:
If you haven't read many historical fiction titles--or if you're eager to read some more--we're happy to help you with that next book to read!