Author Archives: Stacey

Reflections

by Stacey For the last 3 years I have had the pleasure of serving on the Reader’s Services Team. As my rotation comes to an end, and I reflect on my time with you, I also am left thinking of those titles I reflect upon most often. These books are not necessarily my favorites, but books where a particular […]

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Mindfulness

By Stacey Sometimes life comes at you, making your brain bounce around like a ping pong ball. How do you calm yourself? I like to take my dog for a walk and practice mindfulness, a technique in which one focuses their full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the moment. […]

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16 in ’16: Read Short Stories

By Stacey   What is a short story? Simple version–a work of fiction that is shorter than a novel. A story that can be read in one sitting. Yet, a short story can be so much more. Marilyn Singer, author of over 90 children, young adult and poetry books eloquently elucidates: A short story is, in […]

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Where’d You Go?

by Stacey Library customers come and go.  A frequent conversation among staff is “Remember so and so”. Often there is a give and take with customers for years and one day you realize you haven’t seen them in a while. Where did they go? We see so many people it is difficult to remember everyone’s […]

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Fictional Tourism

By Stacey In September I will be traveling to Boston for a family wedding. My husband and I decided to build a vacation around the event. My daughter opted in for a few days, so I asked her where in New England she would like to go. Her answer, Stars Hollow. That got me thinking […]

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Local Audiobook Editors Needed!

By Stacey I listened to my first audiobook almost 15 years ago. When I read a book my inner voice is bland and monotone, I never could do accents. I read the first five Harry Potter books to my kids and they always complained everyone sounded alike. Although I couldn’t have been that bad, we […]

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Summer Time Comfort Books

By Stacey Some books leave such a warm memory, you like to revisit them from time to time. For me summer is a lovely season for finding the time to reread some old favorites. With so much to read what makes the reader return to an old favorite? What touches you? I asked staff at […]

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Writing Outside of Their Box?

By Stacey One of the most frequent questions asked at the library is, “I like ____” (fill in the author), what else have they written? Generally, the person is looking for a similar book, but sometimes I bring up an unexpected find, a book uncharacteristic for that particular author. Years ago I discovered Ian Fleming […]

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Book Clubs Made Easy!

by Stacey Sno-Isle currently has 256 Book Discussion Kits. Each kit includes 10 copies of a single title. With this abundance of titles Sno-Isle offers  several options for searching and choosing a book kit. You can browse all of the kits alphabetically. You can search by new kits. Does your group prefer a literary form? You […]

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Tax Time

by Stacey A typical library tax blog usually consists of links to tax manuals in the Sno-Isle catalog, where to get help, and irs.gov links. But, it’s too late for that. Although, your local library is more than happy to print out a file extension. Here are a few lighthearted suggestions and a few cautionary […]

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