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Popular Checkouts at TSPL!

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2023 11:29 AM

Here are our most checked out book from January 1 to March 31, 2023.

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Verity by Colleen Hoover

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

Without a Trace by Danielle Steel

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Spare by Prince Harry

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

The Boys...

Wild Daffodils

I'm Looking for a Good Book by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 05:10 AM

We often hear comments from our patrons, stating that they’re looking for a good book. This can be quite a dilemma!  The staff member’s idea of what a good book is and the patron’s idea of what a good book is can be quite different indeed.

What I’ve done for this blog is just do random searches using the words spring, garden, wedding etc. and then focused my attention on a few of the titles that I felt were interesting, attractive or intriguing to me. This is what I chose from my search:


Four leaf clover

Irish Reads by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023 11:42 AM

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us. If you would like to get in touch with those Irish roots, or even to celebrate, here are a few titles on Temiskaming Shores Public Library’s shelves with Irish themes for our readers.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg (LP BER) is a historical fiction and a character study of how three sisters and their Irish-American family coped while their sons, husband, and boyfriends were away during WWII.

We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange (FIC LAN) is story...

An empty heart shaped box with rose petals scattered around it.

Un petit coup de pouce pour l'amour par Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 05:27 AM

Ah l'amour est dans l'air. Février est là, ce qui signifie que la Saint-Valentin est ici et que le printemps est à nos portes. Pourquoi attendre?

Que vous soyez amoureux, que vous espériez l'être ou que vous soyez dans une relation ou célibataire, il n'est jamais trop tard pour réessayer.

Vous pouvez y aller doucement ou vous y plonger directement, c'est vous qui décidez. Il n'est jamais trop tard. Et n'oubliez pas qu'une relation, bonne ou non, a toujours une chance de s'améliorer si vous...

Open book with pages forming a heart and a pink rose laying next to it.

In the Mood for Romance? by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 05:15 AM

Many people like to read with the season. Since it’s February, Valentine's Day is on the mind and people may want to read a romance or two. 

Romance novels are sometimes written off by people as fluff, but they are a tricky genre to write. To build a strong connection between two people that the reader will believe isn’t easy. The genre is often a “feel good” read because it either ends in a “happily ever after” or a “happy for now” for the couple.

Romance comes with many sub-genres that there’s...