"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, 1895
It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in the northeast. Schools are out and students around the country are (eagerly!) picking up their summer reading books from their local libraries. This yearly ritual inspired me to pick out a few books from our shelves for a new Summer Reading List display in our reading room. Read more
Three books written by Alberto Manguel are included in my personal library, The Library at Night, A History of Reading, and A Reader on Reading. I refer to these texts on a regular basis, pulling them out to read at night during which I realize that being a librarian is who I am, not only what I do professionally. Books are a passion for me, a place of refuge, leaning, laughter, and awe. They seduce me by their titles, the feel of them in my hands, and the promise of hours of pleasure or challenge.