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How Books Can Open Your Mind

Happy New Year!  One of the most popular New Year Resolutions is to read more books.  To help inspire you to pick up a good book watch this Ted Talk by Lisa Bu.  Bu talks about how “she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself.  She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.”

Book Cart Drills: Holiday Edition

Happy Friday and happy holidays! In case you missed it, book cart drills are a real thing.  You read that right!  Across this wonderful country librarians are choreographing synchronized routines using book carts and participating in competitions.  Just in time for the holidays, the San Jose State University King Library put out this awesome video,… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Predictive Keyboard

We’ve all been victims of our “smart phones” thinking they’re smarter than us- whether it’s autocorrect or predictive keyboards. Botnik, a website composing of writers, artists, and developers that work and collaborate with machines and Artificial intelligence, decided they’d try and see how technology could do compared to the Queen herself, J. K. Rowling. The… Continue Reading

“Ulysses” by James Joyce

 “To learn one must be humble, but life is the great teacher” –James Joyce, Ulysses Happy Friday!  “James Joyce’s “Ulysses” is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and one of the hardest works of literature to read. It inspires such devotion that once a year, thousands of people all over the world dress… Continue Reading

100 Notable Books of 2017

Happy Friday and Happy December!  It’s hard to believe but 2017 is almost over, so how better to wrap up the year than by reflecting upon the notable books that were published this year?  The New York Times just released their annual list of “The year’s notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, selected by the editors… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Forward

When you visit the library, you see PA Forward logos, “Literacy is Power” posters and our staff wearing “Literacy is Power” t-shirts. As you drop off your books, you notice a certificate designating Lower Macungie Library as a “Silver Star Library”. What does this all mean? PA Forward/Pennsylvania Libraries is an initiative of the Pennsylvania… Continue Reading

2017 Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award

Happy Friday!  2017 is the 65th anniversary of the “Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award.”  This award seeks “to recognize the best in children’s literature and bring great books to young readers.”  These books are chosen strictly on artistic merit by a panel of three judges; “Steven Guarnaccia, an associate professor of illustration at Parsons The… Continue Reading

Liver Awareness Month, Part 2

  Happy Friday!  Last week I talked about Jen and Greg’s amazing story.  For those who missed it- On November 2nd, Greg will be donating part of his liver to Jen.  Jen has been suffering with a malfunctioning liver for many years, and this year has been especially difficult for her.  When Greg found out… Continue Reading





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