So Many Ways to Read
Some people say “So many books so little time” but I am learning there are “So many ways to read so many books”. Many of us enjoy holding and turning the pages of a paperback or hardback book. Those types of people, you can visit your local library and borrow materials- books, audio books, magazines for adults and children. On the other hand, there are those of you who love to acquire new gadgets will have at least one Ereader or IPad for yourself and or your kids, who will be using them for games, reading and looking up information. The library serves you as well as you can visit the library’s website and download FREE Ebooks for adults and children on your devices. And if that is not enough variety for you can download Free Audiobooks to listen to.
I asked the kids in school during my visits to talk about the Summer Reading Programs about these devices. I was surprised to learn that about 80% of them have a Nook, Kindle, IPad or other device. I know some of the kids who might not be able to get to the library will be able to read books anyway.
Some of the libraries have book discussion for the kids as well as for adults. I have two book discussions here at the New Oxford Area Library. The Book Shelf –An Adult Mystery Readers group is entering its 10th year. Meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 9:00 AM, we read all kinds of mystery titles and have great discussion especially if we don’t like the story. Our next dates and titles are: August 7th at 9:00AM Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson. September 4th at 9:00 AM Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
The Book Forum is an Adult book Discussion group meeting on the second Thursday morning of the month at 9:00AM. We have been meeting about 4 years and we read all kinds of books, fiction and nonfiction. Our next date and titles are:
AUGUST 14, 2014 The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce – the 2014 Adams County Reads One Book selection.
Please see the librarian to register for either discussion group, the library provides the books-large print, regular print or audiobook.
New Oxford Area Library is a branch of the Adams County Library System.
Located at: 122 N. Peter St., New Oxford, PA 17350 Phone: 717-624-2182.
Our hours are: Monday & Thursday 2PM – 8 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM.
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday CLOSED.
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