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PSA: Please Sign Up For Summer Reading At Your Library

Things are weird right now. That’s no shock. Various states are reopening at different levels. I’m urging you to help out your local library by signing up for the Summer Reading Program. Go ahead and lump them into the ‘small business’ category that’s been deeply wounded by closures. Just like your favorite local restaurant, they need your support more than ever.

Like many places, statics are incredibly important to Libraries. Those numbers determine funding for programs, funding for materials or staffing as well as many other things depending on the system. The statistics and numbers from Summer Reading Programs are a huge factor in many decisions. This is the biggest event or program for many systems.

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Book Box Guesses: June 2020

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post! If you think I’m wrong, please leave a comment as to which book is a better fit.

Let me know if I’m missing a box you think should be added to the list.

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

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Digital Escape Rooms (Book Edition)

Libraries may be closed but I assure you that your librarians and library staff have been working tirelessly behind the scenes. One of the fun trends that has popped up due to COVID-19 closures are digital escape rooms.

Escape rooms are themed rooms that participants are ‘locked’ in. Participants have one hour to solve the puzzles in the room and free themselves. They’ve taken that idea online. These are Google forms that are used like a quiz. Give the correct answer to move on to the next part of the story.

Here are some digital escape rooms that I’ve found online that are book related or based on books.

Challenge yourself. Work together with those you’re social distancing with. Email to all your friends and time yourselves to who escapes the quickest. Enjoy!

Last updated: 5/7/20

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Book Box Guesses: May 2020

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post! If you think I’m wrong, please leave a comment as to which book is a better fit.

Let me know if I’m missing a box you think should be added to the list.

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

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Audiobook Recommendations For This Uncertain Time

I know not everyone is an audiobook fan. In this current climate, I’ve been having a difficult time focusing on reading. I have essentially infinite free time but I’ve been struggling to sit down and read. Audiobooks have been my saving grace. I imagine many people are having similar struggles.

I thought I would recommend some great audiobooks for a newbie or anyone looking a great story to take them away.

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