14 Jul, 2024
We are reading Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive by Carl Zimmer for the July Brown Bag Book Club, which meets on Thursday, July 25…
Mystery Book Club’s pick for July is What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline. Please join us for our discussion on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Davis…
A cozy mystery featuring an unlikely amateur sleuth. A story of humanity spanning centuries and planets. The tale of two women connected by shocking secrets dating back to World War…
Check out what our WAYRN book club attendees are reading this month. What Are You Reading Now? is a monthly book club where adults talk about books they’re currently reading. The…
Second Tuesday Book Club will meet in person and on Zoom from 7-8pm on Tuesday, July 9, in the public conference room at Schimelpfenig Library, to discuss our seventh book…

By The Cover: King Charles Portrait Red

Different Books | Matching Looks Welcome in and welcome back! Are you interested in color theory/history AND trying new genres? Different books and materials, with similar aesthetics? Then this is the side of the blog for you! While we aren’t actually advocating for judging a book solely by its cover, we are proposing that choosing […]

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Building a Reading Habit #5: Format

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit5Audiogram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download These days we have choices regarding the format of books we want to read. Besides a typical printed book (you know, the paper kind?), we have eBook and audiobooks. Each has its own advantages. Print The classic print format book has the obvious advantage of not needing […]

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What Are You Reading Now? Episode 67

Check out what our WAYRN book club attendees are reading this month. What Are You Reading Now? is a monthly book club that focuses on talking about whatever book you are currently reading. The book club meets in-person at Haggard Library and via Zoom, for a hybrid experience. If you want to join on Zoom, register here. The next meeting […]

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MORE Picture Books You Can Sing!

If you’re ready for more sing-along books, check out these recommendations and let us know your favorites in the comments! Singing is great for early literacy development because it is typically slower than regular speech, making it easier to hear the smaller sounds in larger words (“the itsy-bitsy spi-der climbed up the wa-ter spout”). It […]

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Building a Reading Habit #4: Finding the Time

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit4AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In building a reading habit, finding the time is critical. One of the most common reasons people don’t read is “I don’t have the time.” As mentioned in Building a Reading Habit #2, starting with a small time allocation is probably critical when going from “not being […]

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Building a Reading Habit #3: Environment

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit3AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download A lot of advice regarding reading suggests that you create a perfect little reading oasis, where you have peace and tranquility, no interruptions and no distractions. Does that sound like a possibility in your life? If so, then go for it; but, for the rest of us […]

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Building a Reading Habit #2: How Much To Read? Start Small!

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit2AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download One of the biggest challenges in developing a reading habit is deciding how much you can read every day. It’s important that you have a realistic goal. If you currently don’t spend any time at all reading on a daily basis then starting small is probably wise. […]

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