Many Narrators, One Audiobook

One of the most important things to consider when looking for your next great audiobook is the narrator. While there are incredible narrators out there who can make listeners think they're listening to a roomful of characters (staff raved about the amazing Bahni Turpin in another post) I'm always impressed when I find a full cast…
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Lesser Known Love Stories

Today is the day for confessions of the heart and friends, I have a confession. I can't hold it in any longer. I, Jenna the librarian, am a romance reader. I love them - from the meet-cutes to the marriages of convenience, from the sweet first kiss to the steamier scenes, from the misunderstandings to…
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Rock On at Your Library

If you've explored trails and parks here in Western Washington, chances are you may have seen some colorful rocks dotting the landscape. Whether they feature children's book superstars or a simple word or phrase, rock painting, hiding, and hunting is a new fad that's taken off.  This all reportedly began when a Massachusetts woman left a rock…
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Creepify Your Crypt

You're reading and watching some seriously spooky stuff. You've settled on a great costume. You've bought enough candy to rot your teeth a thousand times over. What else can you do to get yourself in an appropriately hair-raising mood? You need to create a suitably scary atmosphere, of course! It's time, my friends, to creepify…
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3 Speedy SFF Novellas

Although the weather isn't getting any cooler (!), you can tell that fall is on its way. School supplies are on sale everywhere and just today I saw the first mention of Starbuck's beloved PSL (that' s the Pumpkin Spice Latte for the sadly uninitiated). All this means that if I want to squeeze in…
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Tale As Old As Time

If you ask the average library staff member what their favorite Disney movie is, chances are high that they will talk about Beauty and the Beast. And is it so surprising? The heroine Belle is a consummate booklover. The Beast woos Belle with an enormous multistoried library. The two bond by reading together *happy sigh.…
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A Very Unfortunate Book List

On the most unlucky day of Friday the 13th, a television series premiered on Netflix depicting the tribulations (the word 'tribulations' means a state of great trouble or suffering) of the unfortunate Baudelaire orphans. If you tuned in expecting a nice little television show with puppies, rainbows and a happy ending then you were sorely disappointed…
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