Month: January 2014

Book I Loved!


Eleanor and Park

by Rainbow Rowell

This book about first love is set in the 1980’s and is chock full of mix tapes, awkward school bus rides, and standing up to school bullies.  Eleanor is the new girl who is picked on at school because she is unique and has her own style. One morning she sits next to Park, one of the cool kids. Park comes to look forward to school each morning and tries to work up the courage to speak to Eleanor. He disguises his interest in her by reading comics.

One morning he sees that Eleanor is reading comics over his shoulder and he begins to loan them to her. They finally get to know each other, become friends, and fall in love. But as we know, first loves never last forever. But can they after all?


Best Book You’ve Never Read Yet…



When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Do you like adventure stories that are love stories and a little bit sci-fi? Set in New York City in the late 1970’s, sixth-grader Miranda attends school during the day and helps her Mom prepare to be a contestant on the popular game show, The $20,000 Pyramid. Miranda starts to find notes hidden in secret places and realizes they are from the future. And someone she knows is leaving them for her to find and remember something. But remember what? Read it and let me know how you liked it!

It’s one of my favorite books of all time…


Winter Reading Program!!!


Sign up @ The Stickney-Forest View Public Library District starting Monday, January 6, 2014 and collect your reading log and raffle ticket. There are no check-ins! Just read eight books before February 8, 2014 and turn in your log for a grand prize raffle ticket and a Chicago Wolves ticket voucher.

The grand prize for 2’s and under is a Llama Llama doll and four board books. The grand prize for children 3-12 is one of two LEGO sets or a $25 Build-a-Bear gift card.

*Each Saturday we will draw raffle tickets to win swag like pucks, hats and tickets from the Chicago Wolves.

See you on Monday!