Long Live the Bees

The factors that give a book that coveted position on our “favorites of all time” list are as varied as we are. Me, I have categories. A spectrum, ratings. They’re all cataloged very carefully in my mind, ready to spring to my lips when speaking with patrons or fellow bibliophiles when their subject or appeal…
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Sportsball, Yeah!

Evidently being a librarian who is also a sports fanatic is a dubious pairing. There are a handful of my co-workers I discuss our favorite teams with, but for the most part it’s blank stares and gentle ribbing about if my sportsball team won that day. To which I un-ironically respond with a highlight recap they…
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LPL Best of 2019: Book Edition

  Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything, but as library workers we have excellent taste in literature. And so we humbly present to you our best books of 2019, hand picked and well loved by our staff, for your consideration and inevitable enjoyment. Marilyn, Youth Services The City in the Middle of…
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The Mighty Pen

I vividly remember the first week of my high school journalism class. I already fancied myself a writer and was chomping at the bit to get started, bursting with story ideas and clever headlines for The Wildcat Howl. At the time, I was all but settled on journalism as a career choice and had built…
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If You Can’t Make Your Own Dopamine, Bookstore Bought is Fine

About three years ago, I diagnosed myself with ADD. It was really a long time coming. Just out of college I was working an office job, and despite trying nearly every tool Google offered, I just couldn’t wrangle organization like everyone else. Focus apps mocked me, procrastinating was a physical compulsion, and my memory was…
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