Reading Nook by Kirsten Pierce

We hope everyone had a Happy Easter! We’re looking forward to warmer temperatures and spending more time outside! And what’s better than reading on the porch in the afternoon sun? Cheap books, that’s what! Our book sale is stocked with all of your favorite authors, new best sellers, old favorites, and non-fiction books for children, young adults, and adults. Everything is $1 or less, including DVD’s. So stop in the library today and stock up for the warmer weather with next to no cold cash.

But we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. If you’re a procrastinator, we still have both the federal and state tax forms and instruction booklets here for you. Time’s running out, though so you better hurry! We can also find whatever additional forms or schedules you may need and print them for you at no cost. Just let us know what you’re looking for!
Swaney Memorial Library is so excited to announce the return of its annual May the 4th Be With You program. Beginning at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 4th, we’ll have activities and photo ops for our Star Wars fans. Feel free to dress as your favorite character and get a picture with one of special guests. Don’t miss the light saber battle, which is always a big hit! May the force be with you on May the 4Th!
Learning to read can be intimidating for children. They often feel anxious about reading aloud for fear they might embarrass themselves by making mistakes. Many children have benefited from programs that are offering students a non-judgmental reading buddy…dogs! A study conducted by the University of California proved that students who read to animals for 15 to 20 minutes one time per week for eight weeks increased reading skills by 12% to 20%. Not only did these students improve their reading skills, but teachers reported that these students demonstrated more self-confidence and participated more in class. So what does this mean for you? We’re bringing back our Read with Rover program. Stay tuned for more information on days and times!
This just in: Bounty, the latest in the Fox and O’Hare series by Janet Evanovich; Dean Koontz takes readers on a twisting journey of lost love, impossible second chances, and terrifying promises in The Other Emily; Fern Michaels has a gripping new novel of suspense, No Way Out; if you thought James Patterson’s Black Book was his best work in 20 years, the sequel Red Book, is even better; #1 best-selling author Lisa Scottoline delivers her first-ever historical novel, Eternal, a sweeping epic fueled by shocking true events; and Double Jeopardy, Stuart Woods’ latest novel about Stone Barrington. Stop in today and check out one of these new reads. It’s the perfect time to spring into reading!