Books on Bikes

April 16, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Did the Easter bunny bring you a bicycle last weekend, or maybe you recently rediscovered your bicycle in the back corner of your garage?  Now is a great time to do maintenance, adjust seats and handlebars, and hit the road for your daily iso-exercise routine.

To be safe, first check out a few tips in some of our books on bikes available on online via Hoopla and Overdrive:

Feel-good Non-Fiction

April 8, 2020

If you are looking for an upbeat story, but aren’t really into the usual rom-coms, give our NoveList service a try. This database allows you to search through 100,000s of titles by appeal factor, genre, and subject matter, so you can discover books that you’ll find interesting and feel-good. The following are ten examples of “upbeat” non-fiction books that I discovered using NoveList. They all can be borrowed on-demand with your library card via Hoopla.

Spring Cleaning

April 6, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Although the first day of Spring  was “officially” March 19th this year, it is never too late to start your spring cleaning. Self-isolation and working from home, can make that nest of dust bunnies in the corner more annoying than ever. Sometimes we need some motivation (myself included) to start this project – my windows are calling!

Topical non-fiction for issue-oriented readers

January 17, 2020

If you are a reader caught up in all of the hot topics and big social issues of the day, why not delve a little bit deeper than a news article? There are so many timely non-fiction titles available for you to dig into in order to gain a better grasp of a particular subject or perspective. The following are a few examples of non-fic books that I recently read and you may find interesting too. 

2019 Award Winner Roundup

January 2, 2020

Looking for a great read to start off 2020? Try an award winner from last year! There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.