Usually, I try to do a book review for the second week of every month, but I wanted to take a break from our regular blog programming to chat about some exciting new developments here at the Berryville Public Library. . . .
In the month of hearts and roses, it doesn’t hurt to let the library know you love them, too.
Happy New Year, everybody!
This year, we’ll be continuing our sneak peeks at newer book releases, celebrations of notable events in literary history, and book, television show, and movie reviews.
And to that end, I was wondering what you wanted me to review.
I usually write here from my perspective as a staff member at the Berryville Library, but I’m going to switch sides, if you will, for today and write from my perspective as a board member for our Friends of the Berryville Library group.
We’re very excited that the Great American Read is coming back to PBS this month!
Just a quick recap: The Great American Read debuted back in May and introduced its quest to discover America’s favorite novel from a list of 100 books. People have had the summer to read and vote, and on Tuesday, September 11, the Great American Read will be back on PBS. In the weeks that follow, the show will feature episodes that explore themes in the books, including those of identity/personal growth, heroes, villains and monsters, love, and other worlds.
We’ve already talked about the Great American Read on the blog, but we’re also hosting the Great Berryville Read throughout the year! So, while America is choosing its favorite book, we’ll be choosing Berryville’s favorite book. Read more to learn about the special additional programs we’ll be hosting.