A good beach read is not necessarily great literature, but a fast paced, entertainng book that is easy to pack up with your sunscreen and beach towel. Try one of these the next time you head for the beach, lake, or swimming pool:
Did you know? (Don’t you just love commentary that starts with that question? It naturally assumes that you probably don’t know. It also assumes that someone else does know. And finally, it assumes that you want to know). Alas, tradition is hard to break. So here goes . . .
If you enjoy mysteries and love to talk about them, then Mystery Loves Company at the Lee's Summit branch would love for you to join us on the first Wednesday of the month. We discuss a different mystery each month and whether we liked or hated it, there is always a great discussion about it.
Some of the best books we read this last year are:
A recent visit from a relative reminds me that we often take for granted the experience of others. In this case, the experience is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Were you aware that not all Americans have read America’s first novel to be associated solely with the USA and the first to receive international attention? It’s true. So please consider this classic when you think about filling in the potential blanks in your reading experience.
Do you love summer, but hate the really hot, really humid days? Perhaps you hate to sit around and wait for it to get cooler without having something to do. Here are some things you could try. If you really like to read, here are a couple of titles that might get your mind off of what's happening outside.
Things are going swimmingly at the library this summer! We hope you are diving into some good books. Kid’s you can earn a plush duck, some ducky binoculars, or an art kit for reading this summer!
If you need help finding some good reads this summer we will be happy to recommend our favorites. Come in and check our books displays; Beach Reads; Author of the Month, Larry McMurtry and Children’s Authors, Richard Scarry, David McPhail and Eric Carle to name a few.
All Dani has ever done is steal things. Eighteen-year old Dani has never known a real home, real friends, or going to school. Now her mother has moved them to Heaven, an East coast resort city full of large, old, expensive homes. Dani is responsible for researching the Donaldson home to find out the layout and whether or not there is a security system.
People Looking for Their Next Favorite Author Find Winners on the MRA Table
For those of you looking for your next favorite author, rest easy because the library has done the hard work for you!
Each month the Raytown branch puts out our most requested titles on a large table right inside the front door. The table is regularly stacked with titles from Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, and many more.
Since its introduction, many patrons have commented on how good the titles on the MRA (Most requested author) tables are, and we intend to keep it fully stocked with the most popular authors and titles.