June is Audiobook Month

Did you know? Listening to an audiobook provides the same benefits as reading printed books. Photo by APRIL STUDIO: https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-in-yellow-and-blue-dress-holding-book-7745117/ Audiobooks increase comprehension through visualization. If you're going on a summer trip, digital audiobooks are convenient and portable. Plus, you can count audiobooks on your summer reading log. Look for these audiobooks read by award-winning … Continue reading June is Audiobook Month

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg [Book Review]

A troubled girl and a widower strike up a friendship in Berg's heart felt novel, The Story of Aruthur Truluv. Unwed and pregnant, Maddie spends a lot of her time in cemeteries where widower Arthur Truluv has lunch everyday. Truluv has an uncanny of peering into the lives of the departed. Mostly, however, he goes … Continue reading The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg [Book Review]

Summer Reading Programs For All

We are so excited to have you reading with us this summer!  In addition to the Children's and Teen reading program, we are offering several events and activities for the Adult Summer Reading Program. You can visit this link to read all about it in our newsletter: https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/DocumentCenter/View/8656/Library-Summer-2022-Newsletter To complete your reading challenge log for … Continue reading Summer Reading Programs For All

June is “Great Outdoors” Month

June is "Great Outdoors" month. Many kinds of outdoor activities offer mental health benefits, exercise, and enjoyment. Gooley, Tristan. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs. (Overdrive eBook). Hopgood, Tim. My Big Book of Outdoors. (Juvenile collection). Knight, Eric M. Foraging Texas. (Adult collection). McDougall, Len. The Scouting Guide to Tracking. (Adult collection). Puglisi, Stephanie. … Continue reading June is “Great Outdoors” Month

Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney [Book Review]

Continuing where The Dark Side of Innocence left off, Manic is is a harrowing account of a woman's struggle with bipolar depression. In this episodic memoir, Cheney explains how the disease helped her be an asset at her legal firm. During the hypomanic phase she could be charming and a fantastic entertainment lawyer. She could … Continue reading Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney [Book Review]

Happy World Oceans Day!

© Alexander Mustard World Ocean Day's focus is to protect 30% of our land, waters, and oceans by 2030. Read about the ocean and protecting these valuable resources: Baker, Kate. Secrets of the Sea. (Juvenile collection). Berwald, Juli. Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish. (Adult collection). Broad, William. The Universe Below. (Adult collection). French, Jess. Earth's … Continue reading Happy World Oceans Day!

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. [Book Review]

Elsa believes what her family tells her--that she is weak because she suffered scarlet fever as a child. Elsa, however, soon proves her strength by helping her family survive during the worst and bleakest time in American history, the dust bowl years. Even though Elsa loses everything she owns twice and her husband, Rafe, leaves … Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. [Book Review]