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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sun, Sand, Water & a Great Book...What could be Better?

If you're anxiously waiting with bated breath to be able to sit on the edge of a pool with feet dangling in the cool, chlorinated water or at the water's edge on a beautiful white sandy beach, covered in creamy sun screen and shaded from the sun's rays by brand new sunglasses, have I got a treat for you! How would you like a really good book to read while enjoying the sun & water? I would like to tell you about a couple of items that staff members have highly recommended.

On Friday, January 13, 1888 in a 3 munute span of time the temperature dropped18 degrees. Shortly after the sun went down the temperature continued to drop in the northwest gale. So starts the book by David Laskin, entitled Children's Blizzard. What happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat (whether it be the side of the pool or beach chair). I do have a warning though...watch out for the sun 'cause you are going to get so involved with this book that I'm concerned you might get sunburned!

If you happen to be a Civil War buff, I have a book-on-tape that you're really going to enjoy....The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. A story based on the true experiences of a Civil War heroine finds Carrie McGavock witnessing the bloodshed of the Battle of Franklin, falling in love with a wounded man, and dedicating her home as a burial site for fallen soldiers.

Stop in the library, wander through the stacks, and pick up some great books, books-on-tape, videos or music and while you're here I am personally inviting you to join our Adult Summer Reading program!

The Library Wizard!