Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hay, Kinsella, Flynn, Cussler & Follett!

A series of books arrived over the week and are in Skookum for your reading pleasure. You'll find Giller Prize 2007 winner "Late Nights on Air" by Elizabeth May and New York Times Bestsellers "The Undomestic Goddess" (Kinsella) and "Memorial Day" (Flynn).

"Golden Buddha" (Cussler), "Whiteout" (Follett), and "Code to Zero" (Follett) are also available.

Thank you for your fantastic donations! We also want to welcome Miss Myah and Miss Dakota to Skookum. We hope you enjoyed your visit!

Have a wonderful week!



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Archie Comics!

The Book Bunny visited Skookum today topping up our Little Library with over 30 Archie Comic books!  The Book Man donated this wonderful collection of comics as well as several other books for the community to enjoy. Come by Skookum to grab these issues and more:

A big thank you to The Book Man for their generous donation and continued support of our Little Free Library.

Have a great time reading your Archies and hope you all have a pleasant holiday,


Friday, April 18, 2014

Landscaping Update!

With the break in the weather, I felt compelled to hit the home hardware store to finish off a few projects on my to-do list. Since installing Skookum last year, I have been thinking about the landscaping around the structure. I contacted my good friend Paula (who happens to also be a landscape architect :) and asked her for her suggestions as to what plants would work well in the area. I also needed the design to be low maintenance.

I initially wanted to go with flowering plants but remembered reading a few little library horror stories where bees and wasps took up residence in the structure. I thought about using different ornamental grasses but failed to find ones that could take full sun all day. Paula also suggested sedums and fortunately I was able to find these wonderful beds of multi-colored plants. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they only attract butterflies! I also placed a few "hens and chicks" around the base:

To combat the muddy entrance to Skookum, I purchased four eco-friendly pavers made of recyclable tires. Initially, I wanted to use flagstones but the installation process was too laborious. These eco-pavers were very quick and easy to set. Now visitors have a clean and comfortable surface to walk on:

The project is still under construction. I think I may add another two pavers and a small boxwood hedge on the right. We'll see how the area evolves over time. If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to share your thoughts below.



Captain Underpants, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Judy Moody Goes to College & More Roald Dahl!

Hello Friends!

Thank you for your book donations these past few weeks. I have attempted to capture the many books that have come in but before I can photograph them they are snatched up! This week we have Dahl's The BFG, The Twits, and Going Solo. Creepover, Judy Moody, and Stink Moody are also available. The Spiderwick Chronicles is in too! 

And Captain Underpants with Professor Poopypants!

For the Wee Ones:

I've updated our stickers! Read a book and grab a sticker to put on your bookmark!

For adults, we have a series of National Geographic on sugar, new explorers, our solar system, and tornado hunters:

And Grisham, Coulter, and Desrochers....

I want to thank Miss Julie and Miss Claudia for their wonderful little notes in Skookum's Guest Book. I am thrilled to read that you are enjoying the books:

Have a great weekend!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools!

Yah! Spring has finally arrived! The sun is beaming and the buds are blooming. Skookum is stocked with the classic The Velveteen Rabbit as well as Benjamin's Treasure, Pictures from our Vacation, Nature's Art Box, and the beautifully illustrated The Last Alchemist. I'm a sucker for great illustrations and picked this up at the Clearbrook Library Book Sale last year.

Here's a peek inside:

And it looks like the Judy Moody and Stink books are a hit! So, I've included volumes 3 and 4 for those following along:

Skookum's pail is loaded with April treats. Take one or two if it interests you!

For adults! I've included a few books on gardening and landscape design. Golfers may be interested in Deepak Chopra's approach in Golf for Enlightenment. Shutter Island, Birds of Prey, and No Goodbyes are also included.

Enjoy the sun!