Tips for Book Lovers: Goodreads

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If you are an avid book reader you probably already have some clever tips or hacks that you use (we’d love to hear about your book hacks in the comment section below!)  We here are the WSPL have our own book hack this week. We’ve recently started using Goodreads.com as a way to connect with our patrons and find out about new books. If you’ve never heard of Goodreads, we’ll give you a quick introduction.

Goodreads is a free website or app for book lovers. The site has several helpful functions. You can keep track of the books you’ve read and will receive book recommendations based on your reading history. You can also link to your friends’ profiles and read their reviews or send each other recommendations. With the Goodreads app on your smartphone or tablet, you are able the scan a book’s cover or bar code to add it to your list of books you’ve read or want to read.  You can even create a yearly reading challenge for yourself. The Community section of Goodreads has a lot to offer with discussion forums, ask the author, trivia, creative writing and more. A book lover could spend hours wandering around this website!

If you are a Goodreads member, check out at WSPL page weekly to see a few of the new books that are hitting our shelves. We love to interact with our patrons on line!

For more information on Goodreads or to open up your own account, click HERE.

Happy Reading!

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.org/blog/  for information, news and happenings.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Our Summer Reading Program is coming to an end.  Be sure to check in with your reading minutes, it’s time to pick up some prizes!  Be sure to join us at our picnic on Friday, July 28th from 11:00-1:00 at North Park.  Bring a dish to share and your own drink.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  The Library will be closed from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. so that we may host our Summer Reading Program Picnic in the Park.  Thank you for your understanding.

Quote of the Week:  “If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.” ~Cicero

 Fiction:     Nighthawk by Clive Cussler

Saints for all occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Emma (LARGE PRINT) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Death Rides A Chestnut Mare by Ralph Compton

Non-Fiction:      Patient H. M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, And Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich

Young Adult:     Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Junior Fiction:  The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter by Jeff Kinney

Lowji Discovers America by Candace Flemming

Easy:        Touch The Earth by Jullian Lennon

Peteriffic by Victoria Kann

Mama Built A Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

DVDs:       PopStar Minnie

BCD (BOOK ON CD): Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery

Junior BCD:      Adventures In Odessey: Head Over Heels

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Check your reading calendars.  We will have our obstacle course at North Park on Tuesday, July 11th. We will also be showing the movie “Rock Dog” on Friday the 14th.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.” ~Joe Ryan

 Fiction:     ROBERT B. PARKER’S LITTLE WHITE LIES by Ace Atkins

THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Amanda Quick

THE LIGHT WE LOST by Jill Santopolo

DROWNING TIDES (LARGE PRINT) by Karen Harper

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US by Charles Martin

HER SECRET by Shelley Shepard Gray

BAD DAY AT WILLOW CREEK by Ralph W. Cotton

Non-Fiction:      RISE; HOW A HOUSE BUILD A FAMILY by Cara Brookins

Junior Fiction:  HILO; THE BOW WHO CRASHED TO EARTH by Judd Winick

DAY OF THE NIGHT CRAWLERS by Troy Cummings

Easy:        GO SLEEP IN YOUR OWN BED by Candace Fleming

SHARE, BIG BEAR, SHARE by Maureen Wright

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2; THE SEQUEL by Adam Rubin

DVDs:          LETTERS TO JULIET & WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

BCD (BOOK ON CD):       THE SILKEN WEB by Sandra Brown

Book Review

Starting the week off with another round of book reviews by our young readers.  Enjoy!


Book Title: A big guy took my ball

Author: mo willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read A big guy took my ball by Mo Willems. Piggie found A ball. The wale took the ball because it was his. Gerald and Piggie toked to him. Then they all had fun.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I think this is a great book because Gerald is funny because Gerald was scared of the wale.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: You should read this book because you can learn how to get along.

Review by C.O.


Book Title: The pigeon wants a puppy

Author: Mo Willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read the pigeon wants a puppy by Mo Willems.The pigeon and the puppy are the characters.The pigeon is scared of the puppy.The pigeon does not want a puppy.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I like pigeon because he is funny.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: People should read this book because it is awesome.

Review by O.S.


 

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Check your reading calendars.  Paws and More will be presenting a program on July 11th at Parkside Activity Center.  We will also be showing a movie on Friday the 14th.

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “Wear the old coat and buy the new books.” ~Austin Phelps

Fiction:     ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

HARVEST by Belva Plain (LARGE PRINT)

ANNA’S CROSSING by Suzanne Woods Fisher

PAPER THINGS by Jennifer Jacobson

ORPHAN’S TALE by Pam Jenoff

CALL BACK by Denise Grover Swank

HANGING IN WILD WIND by Ralph W. Cotton

Non-Fiction:      BEYOND PROMISES by Ron Corbett

Junior Fiction:  CATS IN THE CITY by Tom Watson

MY DOG IS BETTER THAN YOUR DOG by Tom Greenwald

Jr. Non-Fiction: WHAT WAS THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG by Jim O’Connor

Easy:        THE GREEN UMBRELLA by Jackie Kramer

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR by Eric Carle

DVDs:       WHAT’S NEW SCOOBY-DOO

BCD (BOOK ON CD):     WE ARE ALL WELCOME HERE by Elizabeth Berg

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate with our families.  Be sure to keep reading and stop in any other day to get your stickers!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “Your library card is your ticket to opportunity. What other card in your wallet gives you free access to books and magazines, DVD and videos, computers and Internet access? ~Suzanne White

 Fiction:     ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett

IN FARLEIGH FIELD by Rhys Bowen

THE BROKEN ROAD by Richard Paul Evans

THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Jacqueline Sheehan

FAMILY JEWELS by Denise Grover Swank

SPLIT SECOND (large print) by Catherine Coulter

GUN COUNTRY by Ralph W. Cotton

THE GIFT OF ANGER: AND OTHER LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER by Arun Gandhi

Junior Fiction:  STREGA NONA AND HER TOMATOES by Tomie DePaola

RUBY LEE & ME by Shannon Hitchcock

Easy:        THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt

LUCY’S LOVEY by Betsy Devany

GIANT SQUID by Candace Fleming

DVDs:       R.I.P.D

BCD (BOOK ON CD): LOCAL GIRLS by Alice Hoffman

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. If you are participating in the Summer Reading Program, be sure to check your email and calendar for dates and times of activities. On Friday, June 16th at 1:00 p.m. we will be showing the movie “Swan Princess: Royally Undercover”!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Save the date! JUNE 17 at 10:00 a.m. New York Times best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf will visit the Library to discuss her latest release and autograph books!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our websitewww.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  In 2013, there were 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of more than 4 million visits each day. That’s 2,854 per minute. ~American Library Association

 Fiction:     CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley

FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky

AGAINST ALL ODDS by Danielle Steel

RAY OF LIGHT by Shelley Shepard Gray

WHITE PICKET FENCES (Large Print) by Susan Meissner

THE TRAIL WEST; MONAHAN’S MASSACRE by William W. Johnstone

Young Adult:     GEM & DIXIE by Sara Zarr

Junior Fiction:  CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL by Rick Riordan

A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES by Tom Watson

LAND OF STORIES; THE WISHING SPELL (Book on CD) by Chris Colfer

Easy:        PLEASE, PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley

BUNNYBEAR by Andrea J. Loney

THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG by Gemma Merino

DVDs:       ROUGE ONE

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Big Library Read

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The Other Einstein selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club at Wellman-Scofield Public Library
Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks

She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Readers of (Library name) can learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. Millions of readers around the world will read the eBook The Other Einstein at the same time beginning Monday, June 12 and concluding June 26. (Library name) users will be able to borrow the eBook by visiting [insert link to your digital collection http://xxx.lib.overdrive.com. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

The Other Einstein (Sourcebooks) by Marie Benedict offers a window into the fascinating story of Einstein’s first wife. A brilliant physicist in her own right, her contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. A historical fiction book, it offers readers a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

“The moment I first learned about Mileva, I discovered that she was fascinating in her own right and I felt compelled to tell her tale,” said Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein. “The more I researched Mileva and came to know her through her letters, I realized that her story was powerful and important in itself, and instrumental in understanding our own history and the role of women in it. I hope that you enjoy The Other Einstein and that Mileva’s story sparks many spirited conversations with other Big Library Read readers.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook though the library.  Readers can join an onilne conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.com.  The free program runs for two weeks and to get starting reading, all that is needed is a library card.  The Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds.  The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.