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Staff Pick of the Week: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

Acclaimed author Colleen McCullough died recently at the age of 77.  This week’s staff pick is her best known work, The Thorn Birds, and one several staff members have recommended for years. “Powered by the dreams and struggles of three generations, THE THORN BIRDS is the epic saga of a family […]


Staff Pick of the Week : Sunshine by Robin McKinley

  Sunshine by Robin McKinley is this week’s Staff Pick.  A refreshing take on vampires, this is a unique fantasy and very well done.  It’s an all time favorite of our staffer. “There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it’s unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn’t […]


Staff Pick of the Week : As You Wish by Cary Elwes

As You Wish is the aptly named part-biography and part behind-the-scenes look at The Princess Bride.  We have several staffers who love the film, and those that have read As You Wish love it.  A must for all Princess Bride fans! “From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of […]


National Readathon Day is Saturday!

This Saturday is National Readathon Day.  Why?  Because millions of Americans still struggle with basic literacy.  40% of American adults are either at or below basic reading proficiency, and 14% are fully illiterate. But the trouble doesn’t stop there. Each year, millions of Americans — especially our youth — are losing […]