Dog Days of Summer
According to Webster's online dictionary, Dog Days are "the period between early July and early September when the hot, sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere."
Well, I am here to say we are in the middle of Dog Days. It is too hot to do anything but sit, drink lemonade, and read a good book. As you know, we are here to help you find that perfect book. If you are at the Library and ask any one of us, we can give you a recommendation. For example, I can heartily recommend Benjamin Busch's memoir Dust to Dust. Not just becuase he is going to be here on August 20, but because how many Vassar graduates are there that have done two tours of duty in Iraq? Besides, it is beautifully written.
If you are on vacation, on an island, or sitting at home, you can browse our recommended sections. For adults, we have our Beyond the Best Seller list online so that you can place your selections on hold before you even leave the house (or check to see if we own it as an e-book).
As part of SLERP (Summer Library Exploration and Reading program), teens are wrtiting reviews. Not only will you find great books to read, but you will see honest feedback and know which ones to avoid.
The librarians in the children's room have also recommended titles so that you can pre-select, find a new author, or locate the right book for the correct reading level.
During these dog days, it doesn't matter whether you want to read great literature or something light on the beach. We have the right selection for you.