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Wild Things at Fairbanks Branch Library

A couple of "wild things" stopped by the Fairbanks Branch Library to celebrate Summer Reading and share the famous book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak with the crowd.  Don't miss the Summer Reading Fun at your branch library!

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The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 4

amazing readWe're almost at the halfway point for Summer Reading!  Last week, we did some homegrown Texas reading.  My choice was Texas Soundtrack: Texas Stories Inspired by Texas Music.  By eating ice cream while I read, I was able to achieve a trifecta of personal favorites.  I highly recommend this book, Texas music, and ice cream.

Since we went local last week, let's have a global challenge this week:  Read worldwide.  You can try a book by an author from another country, follow

Meet the I-Team

breaking pointI don't know if I've told you this before, but I'm kind of a hoarder.  A book hoarder, that is.  I buy books and put them in the bookcase and then sometimes forget to read them.  Recently, a novella I purchased for my Kindle led me to the discovery that I had almost all of Pamela Clare's I-Team series in my bookcase.  Once I actually read the first one, I didn't stop until I had finished the entire series.

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The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 2

amazing readI hope everyone enjoyed last week's mystery challenge!  My choice (Started Early, Took My Dog) introduced me to a British mystery series that I will definitely revisit.  

Let's get a bit nostalgic this week:  Read or share a childhood favorite.  If you are an adult, re-read a book that you loved as a child or share it with a child in your life.  If you are not yet an adult, ask a family member to share their favorite childhood book with you or get them to read your favorite book.  Don't forget to tell...

First Adult Summer Reading Prize Drawing June 11th

woman readingIf you haven't yet signed up for Adult Summer Reading at HCPL, now's the time!  We'll be drawing from registered readers to win a Kindle Touch eReader on Monday, June 11th.  Every two weeks of the program, we'll randomly draw from current registrants for an eReader prize, either a Kindle Touch or a NOOK Simple Touch.  At the end of the summer, we'll have drawings from readers who complete the program for one $30 Amazon gift card at each branch library...

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