February 28, 2012
Thankyou to all our partcipants!
Why do you love your library?
February 24, 2012
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February 14, 2012
Have you ever walked into your local library wanting a good read, but not knowing exactly what? Have you ever wanted to read something completely different to your usual favourites, but didn't know how to start? Have you ever asked three questions in a row? Well!
Camden Council Library Services invite you to go on a 'blind date with a book'. Pop into Narellan or Camden branches to find our blind date displays, laden with mystery titles. Just pick the one that takes your fancy, and we'll loan it out to you without delay. There are no hints as to what lies beneath! You'll have to wait until you get home to find out what you've loaned.
Sound like fun? Get into your local branch now!
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February 08, 2012
Everybody likes a comedia right (or at least, hecking one). Check out these ten reads about comedians.
(Suspiciously, the name Graham seems to be a popular one for comedians. Is this a conspiracy of Grahams?)
February 03, 2012
Grab it on our website.
February 02, 2012
The second theme of the National Year if Reading is Laugh. We again invite everyone to submit their top reads for this theme- reads that made you chuckle, guffaw, cackle or anything that put a smile on your face. Post a comment on Facebook, Twitter, or this blog and we'll add it to the list. If the list hits thirty, we'll compile the books into a digital bookshelf on our website!
Check out these staff picks to get the list started:
2. The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl by Shauna Reid.
3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
4. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis.
5. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson.
6. The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do.
7. Unusual Uses for Olive Oil by Alexander McCall Smith.
What about yours?
February 01, 2012
The variety of reading too, has been eye-opening. Some have poured over biographies of political figures, while others turned the pages of their favourite pirate-themed adventure novel. Some curled up with a warm romance, others relaxed in their favourite chair with a bristling mystery thriller. No matter the choice, thousands (yes, thousands) of books have been recommended- a list of which we will keep and share over the coming year with you on our blogs, social media, and promo material.
Reading continues to be the most important skill for a good life, and reading for pleasure promotes insightful, imaginative, confident, powerful individuals who in turn create vibrant communities that support one other. (Hey, you probably didn't even care about that, but seeing as it is the purpose of our existence and nothing gives us greater pleasure than hearing how you couldn't put down a book, it's worth a mention).
We hope you enjoyed the program! Prizes will be announced in the next few weeks!