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Long time, no speak

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Sorry about that. The books are evil and I periodically get buried.

But you’ll be seeing a few posts today. This one (of course), one about forthcoming programming including the next few movies, and I’m going to start blogging about books. New books, old books. Whatever I’ve read recently is fair game. Some of these will be found in the YA section, but I might go farther afield to children’s or adult, or even things that aren’t in the library at all. There’s lots of books out there now that you can read on your computer or phone or even print out and have your very own paper copy, and I’ll be linking to some of those.

I know not every book I talk about is going to interest everyone. I might even talk about a few books that are of interest to no one but me – sorry, you’ll just have to suffer.

The other new thing is that I’m about to unmoderate the comments in the interest of getting some discussion going. This is experimental and will depend on your good behavior if you want it to continue. The rules are simple – no insulting each other or me, no profanity, and keep the threads vaguely on topic. I reserve the right to delete any comments that break these three rules and to institute others as the need appears. Excessive abuse will mean a return to moderated status. If this works out, I might start the occasional open thread, for people to discuss whatever they want.

Now I’m off to lunch, so expect the other two posts when I return.


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Odds and ends

Have you voted in the movie poll yet?

Start thinking about things you would like to see us do this summer in the library. I’ll be asking for your suggestions soon. If you can’t wait, post it in the comments.

And coming soon: Save a Story.

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We know you love us

Now put it in words. We’re looking for quotes to be read at the next village board meeting to show them why people love the library, before they vote on our expansion.

Reasons you should comment:

  1. If we get a new/expanded library, there will be a dedicated teen section. No more sharing with storyhours or homework help.
  2. More space for books = more new books, more new formats. More space for graphic novels, series books, and displays
  3. A dedicated teen video and music collection. We can’t do that yet – there’s no place to put it.
  4. Space for you…to sprawl, to read, to study.

It’s not going to happen if we can’t convince the village board, so here’s your chance to make your voices heard.

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We’re looking into video programs at the library and we want your input.

Reply in the comments with your suggestions for movies, tv shows, anime, etc.

Next week there will be a poll for you to vote on some of the movies selected after we have checked for availability.

Remember that we will not be able to show any videos with a rating higher than a PG-13 or the equivalent.


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Insatiable Curiosity

Now that we’ve been up and running about two weeks, I’m curious who’s reading this.

Post a comment and say hi. Tell me what you’d like to see here or at the library. Make me feel a little less like I’m speaking to the empty air. 😉

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