Monday, January 24, 2011

LME book groups

If you are unfamiliar with the library’s book groups, we currently have two—one for adults and one for teens. The adult group is called “Talk About a Good Book” club and meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm. Information about the books we read and links to discussion guides are available on the book group's blog at  

Next up for “Talk About a Good Book” is the Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan on Monday, January 31 at 6:30pm. The discussion sheet for Omnivore’s Dilemma is available online or at the library circulation desk.

The teen group is called Book Addicts Anonymous or BAA and meets monthly during the school year. BAA books and dates are usually listed on the teenspace blog at

If you love to read and talk about books, visit the blogs for more information, or better yet, join one of our book groups!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Year’s Resolutions & Goals

Like many people, I usually make some New Year’s resolutions as well as set some professional goals every year. If you are still thinking about what goals you would like to set this year¸ here’re some tips to help you succeed:

1. Write your goals down. If you want to be successful at achieving something, write it down and post it somewhere you can see it every day. Your list will help you stay on task and bring your thoughts to action.

2. Reach high—set goals that will make you stretch and grow.

3. Prioritize your goals. What are the most important? This helps you focus your energy.

4. Use a website like to get feedback. just added a resolution list to make it easy to set your goals for the year!

5. Celebrate your successes. Once you’ve accomplished something, don’t forget to celebrate when you reach your goal!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Reading Programs for all ages

The winter reading programs started on January 3rd, and we have reading programs for all ages. The theme for adults is “Passport to Reading”. Adult readers can pick up their passports at the library. Readers who complete at least 1 item for each section (fiction, non-fiction, biography, large print, magazines, and audio books) will receive a library tote. Travellers who fill in their entire passport, will receive a $10.00 Borders gift card. The adult reading program runs through February 25th.

The children’s winter reading programs is from January 3rd until January 31st. The theme is “Read to a Bingo” and readers are directed to complete one BINGO (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) by reading the type of book or doing the action that is listed in each box. Bingo cards and rules are available by grade level below:
Grades K-5th
Grades 6th-8th
Grades 9th-12th
Or stop in the library to pick up bingo cards today!