Adult Summer Reading (Announcement #2) – “Novel Destinations!” + Book News

The Ferndale Library encourages its patrons to attend any of our four major regularly-convening book clubs this summer (with the added incentive of modest/marvelous “door prizes” for your participation).

Darlene from the Reference Desk wants you to know: -Anyone over 18 who checks out a book this summer (now – until end of August) may fill out a entry form at the front desk.  This will enter them into a weekly raffle.  Prizes range from gift cards to items from local businesses.  However, patrons will only be allowed to win once.

All of our book clubs (~see~below~) -have selected their choices for July and August.  At these meetings we will also have a door prize.  All folks will have to do for a chance to win is attend the book club meetings.  There’s a flier at the reference desk with all the book clubs listed and their book selections for the summer.

There is also a bibliography of suggested reading, featuring fiction and nonfiction selections from around the world.


Ed’s Movieble Feast Film Series will feature three foreign films and food to match.  The regions featured are Japan, African, and the Ukraine.  For more information see the flier.  REGISTRATION is required for this program.  Sign up sheets available @ the reference desk.

Mango Language Demonstrations!—There will be four sessions throughout the summer demonstrating our new language learning software.  For more information see Ed.  Dates are published on the flier.

  – Read your way along with us, to “Novel Destinations” (Stop in to check out our dozens of suggestions for engaging works of fiction guaranteed to transport you to far off lands and foreign cultures)~ For those of you who decide to attend one of our book clubs this summer, we hope that the experience is agreeable-enough (or perhaps more-so) that you’ll then start attending regularly, through the autumn. Come learn more about the fine literary gatherings we host, each month, and read… read! Read!


In continuing review of highly disconcerting “book news…”

The Garden City Public Library announced that it will close to the public at the end of business Friday, June 17. Read more here from the Observer & Eccentric.

Staff will continue to work until June 30, after which there will be no paid or unpaid staff. The Garden City Bookdrop will be open until the morning of Monday June 27. Signs will direct people to return material at neighboring libraries.


The Guardian (U.K.) actually picked up the story of Troy Public Library’s recent woes, which speaks volumes.

Also from the Guardian – Libraries seen as easy touch when it comes to balancing the books

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