HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 15 – Librarian and Author Nancy Pearl

This podcast (28:55) features Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust and frequent contributor to NPR. Hear inspiring words about libraries, find out what books her own librarian recommended when she was a child, and get her best books of 2011 list. Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!

2011 National Book Award: Young People’s Literature

The National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. There are prizes awarded in the categories fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. See all the winners here. The winner of the Young People’s Literature award is: Inside Out & […]

The Insightful Holding Lies: A Novel

The river and the steelhead trout are Hank Hazelton’s life, and he’s been a guide taking clients into the beauty of the northwest to fish in the river’s waters. It may seem like a simple life based on the flow of water and the return of the fish, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Teens 2011 Top Ten Books

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. The top twenty-five nominations are posted online during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their […]