Ahhh ... summer and reading, a classic combo. Today kicks off Summer Reading 2021. We're excited you're joining us!
Each week, through the end of August, you'll hear from one of our libraries. Expect juicy book recommendations, news about local events and behind-the-scenes looks at library life.
Follow WCCLS on social media and join the conversation. We want to hear about all things books. Tell us what you're reading, what you're re-reading and what you can't wait to read next. While you're there, watch for the chance to win great prizes. More on this below ...
WHAT STAFF ARE READING
Cozy cat mystery
Meet Crystal Trice, former children's librarian turned project manager extraordinaire (also known as the Library Projects Coordinator at WCCLS). She was gracious enough to share her summer reading plans.
My co-worker Barbara recommended the series a few years ago. My reading tastes are fairly specific: humorous enough for me to laugh out loud, characters who are endearingly flawed, and action that is fairly fast-paced but doesn’t keep me from falling asleep at night. At first, I didn’t try her suggestion because I’m not really a cat person and the titles made me think they might be “too cozy.” When everything shut down last spring, I came across the series again on Libby and found them a delightful escape from darker times – and so convenient to access with my phone when library buildings weren’t open!
What do you think of it so far?
This title is number 16 in the series, and I’m enjoying Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum again, this time on an island being developed for tourists. The pair of Siamese cats don’t technically solve the mysteries in each installment … or do they? Part of the fun of the series is wondering what is feline superpower, what is merely coincidence, and what is Qwill’s intuition.
Where is your favorite place to read?
On my couch under a blanket, even in the summer. Cozy mysteries should be read cozily, right?
How many books do you expect to read this summer?
My reading goal is to savor at least three fun novels.
Follow us on social media for a chance to win free goodies. Weekly prizes include a WCCLS tote bag and other swag. Every week you enter is another chance to win a Powell's gift card or Kindle at the end of summer. Watch for the giveaway post each week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter starting June 2. Enter by commenting with #WCCLSSocialSummer. Read more about rules and eligibility.
MEET OUR PETS
Rosie from Beaverton
Pets have provided incredible comfort during the pandemic. Meet Rosie, one of the beloved pets who kept her owner company while the Beaverton City Library staff worked from home this past year.
Supporting friends and family with therapy dog values
Having her nails done
Suspicious gusts of wind and objects shaped like animals or humans (that are not live beings)
Meet more furry friends in next week's newsletter brought to you by the fine folks at Beaverton City Library.
free books for kids
If you have a young person in your life, make sure they know about Summer Reading for Kids. Washington County libraries are giving away thousands of books (in multiple languages) this summer. Every child in Washington County can earn a free book. Contact your local library to sign up.