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TSPL 100 Most Checked Out Titles of 2018 by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 05:17 AM

It’s always fun to see what books patrons are checking out the most.

James Patterson and his various co-authors are the most popular, having eight books on our top 100 list. Stuart Woods follows with six titles on the list, and Danielle Steel rounds out the top three with five titles.

Most of the titles aren’t surprising as they are popular authors. I suspect Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale made the list because of the popularity of the television show (we have the first season on...

2019 Reading Challenge by Emily Smith

Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 05:24 AM

With 2019 quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. While resolutions regarding health and finances are often popular, they are not necessarily “fun”. That is why bookish New Year’s resolutions are the way to go (or maybe we’re just biased here at the library). While we love to challenge ourselves to read more books in a year, it is great to resolve to read different books as well. This year, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library will be doing a 2019 Reading...

New Year Reset by Dom Lafontaine

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 05:02 AM

It’s the holiday season, stockings are being stuffed and bellies are getting filled; but there’s another thing that has reached capacity: your hard drive!!!

Every New Year, I like to clean up my digital spaces. It might seem like a daunting task with the amount of devices and avatars that we connect with, both at home and at work; but it is possible!  I propose two solutions- we’ll start with the easiest.

A light scrubbing: This is the wimpiest way to clear up some space. It’s as simple as going...

Reading Out of Your Comfort Zone by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 05:09 AM

Most of us know what type of books we enjoy and tend to stick to two or three genres or our favourite authors. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you like, but sometimes it’s good to try something new.

Reading out of your comfort zone allows you to experience different stories and perspectives that could open your mind to other possibilities. It doesn’t matter if you try a crime novel, romance, western, or women’s fiction, the ideas and perspectives the author introduces can open your eyes to...

Young Adult Books for All Ages by Emily Smith

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 07:38 AM

Young adult books is a genre targeted towards teenagers. The genre is meant to bridge the gap for readers between children’s books and adult fiction. However, in recent years, the genre has become much more than that. Naturally, young adult books deal with typical coming of age issues, including friendships, romance, family issues, and school. More recently, young adult books have been dealing with more issues related to diversity, such as racial minorities, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,...