Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Goodies & Giveaways

This past weekend I was honored to attend the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Chicago on behalf of our library.  I learned so much from the meetings, workshops, and panel discussions that my head is spinning and it will likely take several weeks to organize my thoughts into something productive.

I'm going to bet, though, that you, Dear Reader, might not be interested in hearing about those things.  Instead, let's talk about books!  A lot of book publishers were at the conference and were more than happy to give away advance reader copies (ARCs) of their new books to be released in 2015.  So, I present to you...*drum roll*...


A PILE OF BOOKS!

Wait, that didn't sound enthusiastic enough.  Let's try that again:

A PILE OF BOOKS THAT HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED YET!

Better, but I think we can top it:

A PILE OF BOOKS THAT HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED YET AND OH MY GOODNESS THERE ARE EVEN MORE BOOKS NOT PICTURED AND THEY ALL HAVE THAT NEW BOOK SMELL AND SMOOTH COVERS AND UNICORNS AND PUPPIES AND WOW!

There we go.

These ARCs and the others that were brought back from the conference will be given away as prizes during National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) and the "Read to the Rhythm" summer reading program (June 1 - July 26, 2015).  Make sure you participate in these great library events to earn a chance at winning these great and wonderful stories!

AND, as if that isn't exciting enough, I also picked up this baby:


That is the first-ever Reading Rainbow-published children's book, written by Mr. Reading Rainbow himself!  See that black squiggle?  It's LeVar's signature, which he put there while we were standing TWO FEET APART!  HOLY COW!

Ahem.  Sorry about that.  I just get really excited about Reading Rainbow and Geordi LaForge.

Anyway, we'll be adding a copy of this book to our children's collection, so keep an eye out for it in the near future!


Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian