As you know, it's National Library Week and today is National Library Workers Day! With that in mind, we're celebrating all the amazing staff members that make up the Team NMPL. Check out the images below to learn a little more about us, and then be sure to thank a librarian next time you're at the library!
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! While we all love Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other major holidays, we think some of the lesser celebrated days deserve some recognition too. And what better way to celebrate than by reading!?
Check out the following book recommendations to get some inspiration for your reading list! and call the front desk to place any of these titles on hold!
Sometimes with all the excitement over the amazing new releases by best-selling authors, it's easy to forget about the non-fiction titles in the library... but we think they need a little love too! With that in mind, the NMPL staff has chosen a few non-fiction books that they're checking out this month. Stop by our Reader's Choice section for more non-fiction books to love!
"It was October again … a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain – amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through." - L.M. Montgomery
Did you know the majority of the NMPL staff says that October is their favorite month? No wonder! It's such a delightful time of year, full of crisp fall days and dark, cozy nights... and what better time to scare yourself silly with spooky books and movies? The NMPL staff shares what scary items they're checking out this month and we invite you stop by our Reader's Choice Display to find even more titles!
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
“Orchard stores advertising cherries and apples, fresh baked goods, gifts appeared along the road. Some promised the best cider donuts or cherry pie, others had outdoor activities where children could burn off some energy, and yet others offered to let you pick your own cherries when the season started." Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider
"The fruit trees were so fecund that the peaches hung on the low branches, surrounded by more blossoms, apples and pears ripened in June and stayed sweet and fresh into December. Their Italian fig trees were heavy with purple teardrop fruit only weeks after they were planted. If you wanted a tomato so ripe the juice seemed to move beneath the skin, you needed only to pick up a punnet at the Nursery.”
― Ellen Herrick, The Sparrow Sisters
"“Have you tried the cinnamon things?” Poppet asks. “They’re rather new. What are they called, Widge?” “Fantastically delicious cinnamon things?” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
After reading that, are you ready for a) a walk in the woods 2) a delicious cinnamon donut or c) a bite of a crisp apple? We sure are!
Fall has arrived and we're pulling out our fall candles, getting our cozy sweaters out of storage, and throwing up the windows! What better way to celebrate a new season than with reading?
Choose your favorite scent then check out one of these autumnal books!
Circulation Librarian, Cody Goble, Rambles and Rants his way through The Holdout by Graham Moore!
Where to Find this Book at the Library:
Currently on the New Shelf
Cautions for Sensitive Readers:
Be sure to vote in the poll at the end of the video to help us decide what book Cody will Ramble and Rant his way through next!
“I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.”
- Wendy Delsol, Stork
Pull on your favorite cozy sweater, light your favorite fall candle, and settle in with one of these cozy autumnal reads, chosen for you by the NMPL staff! Want to find more fall books? Stop by our Reader's Choice display!
Are you a bookmark hoarder or do you prefer the dog-eared approach? Swear by e-books or just can't give up the satisfying feeling of a book in hand? The NMPL staff has chosen their preferences on this book-themed This or That quiz! Do you agree with our choices!?
(We've included a blank copy at the end if you wish to fill out your own This or That quiz!)
Reading is such a wonderful hobby. Anywhere, anytime, any place... it's so easy to pull out a good book and lose yourself in another adventure. However, we all have our favorite "go-to" reading locations. Maybe outside in your hammock, with a gentle breeze blowing? Or maybe it's in the tub with loads of bubble bath and a soothing cup of tea? Choose your favorite reading location and then check out one of these new book arrivals!
These books are all available in the library or via Hoopla and Libby (by Overdrive), our two free e-libraries. Call the front desk to place a hold!
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in an easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.