I’m back for real!

Hey everyone, guess what? I wasn’t back blogging on January 3rd! You might have noticed. Well, I had an unexpected couple of weeks off thanks to being sick. Whiiiiiiiich wasn’t great. But I’m back now, ready to get blogging again.

Let’s start 2017 off with a question. Believe it or not, I’m already starting planning for summer programs. I want your input!

January 20, 2017 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Happy Holidays!

The Library Will be Closed:
Saturday, December 24 for Christmas Eve
Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Day
Saturday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve
Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day

Hope everyone has a great time ringing in 2017! I will be taking a little time off, so I’ll be back blogging on January 3.


December 21, 2016 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Check us out on Pinterest

pinterestlogoVisit Pinterest.com/winfieldlib and find boards for program updates, book recommendations, database information, and new book releases! There’s a board just for new teen books, too. We’re just getting started on Pinterest, so be sure to pin us and check back for more content soon.

December 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

A Winter Romance

whatlightNew at the library, What Light by Jay Asher

“Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon, and every year they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption, this Christmas.”

December 6, 2016 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

For Writers…

imageimaginationIf you love to write and are always looking for new inspiration, you have to check out Image & Imagination by Nick Healy (YA 808 HEALY). Each page has a gorgeous picture or a writing prompt to light your creative spark. Check it out now at the library!

November 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Grab your books before you grab some turkey!

Come in this week to get all the books, movies, and magazines you need to get through the holiday weekend! Remember, on Wednesday, November 23, the library will be closing at 6:00 p.m., and we will of course be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.   Enjoy the week!

November 21, 2016 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Teen Review: Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

phantomlimbsOtis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara–part drill sergeant, part friend–who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving.

Review by Jenna: This book was incredibly well done. While it wasn’t severely intellectual, I felt Garner crafted a beautifully heart-wrenching story. Though the plot was centered on more mature and often darker, difficult to digest concepts, it was written such that it is still very relatable and, consequently, enthralling. I literally couldn’t put it down.

November 14, 2016 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

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