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T'is the Season! by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 10:00 AM

It’s mid-November, Remembrance Day has been honoured and celebrated, and now it’s time to get into Merry Christmas mode. If you’re looking for a little something to help get you in the mood for the holidays, here are some suggestions. This is a list of Christmas fiction books published in 2023.

There are lots more Christmas novels to choose from in our collection, this is just a sampling of the newest ones we’ve recently curated.

Holiday Reads

Bringing Podcasts to Pages by AJ Giesen

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 10:00 AM

Are you an avid podcaster? Do you find yourself listening to true crime? Some of my favourite podcasts are: Dateline, Canadian True Crime, Crime Junkie, Morbid, and The Deck. If any of those rings a bell to you, here are some thriller books that I have enjoyed, and you may too.

 The Serial Killer’s Wife- Alice Hunter

The Serial Killer’s Daughter- Alice Hunter

I Know Who You Are- Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie- Alice Feeney

Verity- Colleen Hoover

Then She Was Gone- Lisa Jewell

What Have We Done- Alex...

TSPL Popular Checkouts from August 1 to October 31, 2023

Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 10:00 AM

Here are the 18 highest circulating books at the library for the period of August 1-October 31
Too late : a novel by Colleen Hoover

The keeper of hidden books by Madeline Martin

Just another missing person : a novel by Gillian McAllister

The housemaid by Freida McFadden

Happiness : a novel by Danielle Steel

The 20 by Sam Holland

Tom Lake : a novel by Ann Patchett

Out of nowhere by Sandra Brown

North of nowhere by Allison Brennan

The invisible hour by Alice Hoffman

In a quiet town by Amber Garza


A Variety of Young Adult Books under 300 Pages, by AJ Giesen

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 04:35 PM

Life can get busy, and frequently books take a spot on the backburner. Here are some Young Adult books that are less than 300 pages to get you back into the reading groove! Sometimes all you need to do is pick it back up, and it’s like you never stopped! 

  1. We Were Liars- E. Lockhart
  2. How to Say I Love You Out Loud- Karol Cozzo
  3. Nowhere- Jon Robinson
  4. The Ice Dragon- George R.R. Martin
  5. Look Closer- Stewart Lewis
  6. Three Day Summer- Tash Sarvenaz
  7. The Boy Who Lied- Kim Slater
  8. The Book that Made Me- Judith Ridge

In October We Give Thanks for Libraries

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023 02:06 PM

By Alison McCorkle

October is Canadian Library Month. This is an opportunity for libraries and their partners nationwide to raise awareness of the important and valuable role that libraries play in the lives of people in Canada.

In Ontario we kick off the month with First Nations Public Library Week (Oct 2 – 6), and then the third week (Oct 16 – 22) it is Ontario Public Library Week. This year the theme for Ontario Public Library Week is “Libraries For Life”.

Reading is a skill that most of us learn...