Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Secret of the Alchemist, Love & Treats!

Thank you to one of our Skookum patrons for the additional book donations including The Secret of the Alchemist, The Tree of Death, Love, and Because I Wanted You.  I've also added a few more treats for all you summer readers including tiny bubbles, colourful pencils, and some groovy erasers! Take a few while grabbing your books! 

Have a wonderful summer day!



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Reading Challenge 2014: Prize Fun!

Skookum Reads! Summer Reading Challenge: Prize Fun!

This summer we launched our first reading challenge! The goal was to read or have an adult read to you 100 books by the end of August! This week I began stocking Skookum with little prizes for those of you who have accomplished this goal or are getting close. Today, I've included a series of animal notebooks for you to draw or write in. Take one while visiting us! Tomorrow will be something new…but you'll have to wait!

Keep reading! We still have a few days left of sunshine!



Breaking Dawn, Virtual Culture & Deep Doo Doo

Hello Friends,

I want to send a big thank you to our neighbours Bettyann and Donna for the book donations! We really appreciate them. For Stephanie Meyer fans, you'll find Breaking Dawn and New Moon from the Twilight Series. There are also a series of books I've included on the virtual culture and technology. For history lovers, we have The Pity of War written by Harvard professor Dr. Niall Ferguson.

Last week I headed out to the Clearbrook Library for their Pet Parade! While visiting, I found a ton of books for the kids, tweens and teens. There's Deep Doo Doo (who doesn't love a title like that?), Pirates of the Caribbean, Fish Face, Last Days in Africville, and Geronimo Stilton's Meet Me in Horrorwood

But my favourite in the stack is The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein! Shel is hands-down my favourite author of all time and I am excited to share his work. Even as an adult, I love to sit back with Where the Sidewalk Ends or Light in the Attic and just peruse his artwork and poetry. Like Dr. Suess, Shel makes reading fun with his rhythmical stories and crazy illustrations. Fun fact: Shel wrote the song A Boy Named Sue which was made famous by Johnny Cash! 

I also want to send out a big hello to all of our Skookum visitors this past month! Dakota, your penmanship looks fantastic!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Missing: Skookum's Guest Book

Hello Friends,

This afternoon I noticed that Skookum's Guest Book was missing from the library. It typically sits in a little green pail with a series of free bookmarks for visitors to grab. The Guest Book serves as both a record and place where our patrons communicate with us. It means a great deal to me and my family and we would appreciate it's return. 

Thank you,


P.S. If you would like to see what some of our visitors have shared, click here and here.

Update: Skookum's Guest Book has been returned! Thank you!!