Congratulations to Hailey!! She was the lucky winner of the Summer Reading Program Skagit Countywide prize. Skagit Cycle Center in Burlington donated the bike.
Where has the summer gone? I cannot believe it is August already. August is Cataract Awareness Month as well as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. If you know someone with vision problems I hope you encourage them to use our large print books or books on tape. We can also direct people to the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library in Seattle. They supply books and magazines in a variety of formats for the visually impaired. The service is free to those who qualify.
If you stop into the library be sure to check the new book shelf. Here are a few of our newest titles:
The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson. Juliet Nicolson chronicles the summer of 1911, when the rich partied, the industrial strikes almost brought the country to a standstill, and WWI loomed on the horizon. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources—from Churchill's memoirs to the tell-all What the Butler Winked At—journalist Nicolson serves up a delightfully gossipy yet substantial slice of social history.
Dog Days by Jon Katz. Bedlam Farm, a cross between a working and a hobby farm, is the home of the animals that are his inspiration in this book. Rose, the border collie, who can be relied on for all kinds of work; the border collie, Izzy, who comes from a troubled past; and the Labradors Clem, who loves everyone but needs one special person, and gentle Pearl, who knows instinctively what everyone needs.
Rumspringa: To Be Or Not To Be Amish by Tom Sachtman. A teenage Amish girl sits in her buggy, one hand dangling a cigarette while the other holds a cellphone in which she is loudly chatting away. This girl, like many Amish teens 16 and older, is in a period called rumspringa, when the strict rules of community life are temporarily lifted while an adolescent chooses whether to be baptized into the church and abide fully by its laws.