Author Archives: Kaley Costello

The Perfect Pair: Board Games and Books

By Kaley I love reading, but I am also completely obsessed with board games. I meet up with a group of friends every week and we dive into another world. We start wars and build armies, we come up with ways to defeat a pandemic, evil monsters, and robots; or we just try to make each other laugh by creating […]

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Whidbey Reads: Interview with Ashley Ream

by Kaley As The 100 Year Miracle continues to fly off the shelves of our libraries, we’re gearing up for a visit with Whidbey Reads author Ashley Ream​. Her visit is still roughly a month away (come on, June 7 and June 8!) but she graciously took some time out of her schedule to do an interview […]

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Pour Yourself a Glass of Pop and Open a Midwestern Book

By Kaley Like a lot of the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in the Pacific Northwest, I’m a transplant from the Midwest​. Around this time of year I’m usually thinking of my family and pals back home. Mostly because of the tumultuous weather they are toughing through during the transition of winter to spring. That […]

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Prose Bowl 2017: Welcome to the Winners’ Circle

Now that we’ve announced The Underground Railroad as our Prose Bowl winner, it’s time to reveal our bracket champions! Our astute players that dominated the Predict the Winner portion of the contest are as follows: Sheri M. Melleny T. Debby C. Susan N. Serena S. Peggy N. Toka S. Sandra H. David O. Danielle B. Jean L. […]

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Whidbey Reads 2017: A Darker Side to Island Life

By Kaley It’s official! You have likely seen or heard from our Island library staff that we have chosen Ashley Ream’s​ The 100 Year Miracle​ as our title for Whidbey Reads 2017. If you’ve never participated or heard of it before, a team of staff and community members pore over books for weeks until one is selected. Then it’s […]

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Fantastic Beasts, but where to find them?

By Kaley In the newly released film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we get a glimpse of the magical creatures from one of Harry Potter’s school books.  If you have been a fan of JK Rowling’s franchise like me (since the age of eleven!) you were likely waiting on the edge of your seat since this film was announced in 2014. I’m really […]

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