08/29/2013 – Value of home libraries for your youngster as school starts

Those are impressive skills for
your child to cultivate – and they are especially top of mind now as Pagosa
Springs kids get set to return to school next week.

valuable tip to help your child be successful in school and in life – reading
aloud.  You are stimulating language and
literacy skills, as well as building motivation, curiosity and memory.  Ever try to skip a page in your child’s
favorite book?  You’ll be caught every

MacNeill, your Youth Services Librarian, can help you with reading to your
child.  Every Monday morning she hosts
Baby and Toddler Time, a half-hour storytime starting at 10 a.m. for our
littlest patrons aged six months to three years.  And every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. she hosts
Preschool Storytime for pre-K kids aged three-five years and their families.

also would be happy to help you select books for home reading and a home
library for your child.


Free tech programs

            Meg Wempe is
available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon
Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Join
her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet issues. 



Gardner: The Secret Conversations” by the Hollywood
star and ghost writer Peter Evans is described by critics as more explicit than
most superstars’ memoirs.  “Unbreakable”
by Jenni Rivera is the official autobiography of this popular Mexican American
singer who died in a plane crash in 2012. 


Other nonfiction

            “Zealot” by Reza
Aslan is a biography that challenges
long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.  “Lawrence in
Arabia” by Scott Anderson explores the Arab Revolt against the Turks in World
War I and the secret game to control the Middle East. 



Dynasty/season one” is available from A&E. 
“A Certain Justice” by P.D. James features Detective Inspector Adam
Dalgliesh.  “Love’s Kitchen” is a
romance.  “Rush Hour” is an action comedy
starring Jackie Chan.  “House of Cards”
is the complete first season of this political drama series. 


Large print

9th Girl” by Tami Hoag is a thriller featuring homicide detectives
Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska.  “Island
Girls” by Nancy Thayer follows three women summoned to their dead father’s Nantucket home by a clause in his will.  “The Week before the Wedding” is a romance by
Beth Kendrick.  “Board Stiff” by Elaine
Viets is a Dead-End Job mystery and “Murder in Chelsea” by Victoria Thompson is a Gaslight
mystery, both in the Cozy mystery series. 
“Current Creek Valley”
by RaeAnne Thayne is a romance in the Hope’s Crossing series.


Mysteries and thrillers

             “Justice for Sara” by Erica Spindler tells of
a woman trying to resolve her sister’s unsolved murder.  “The Beast” by Faye Kellerman is the latest
thriller in the series featuring LAPD’s Peter Decker.


Thanks to our donors

            We are grateful for the generous donation from Sheila
Rogers for the purchase of e-books.  For
books and materials this week, we thank Larry Augsbury, Medora Bass, Terry
DeBoer, Kerry Elrod, Marti Gallo, Hilda Graff, Karl Irons, Jim and Sandy Kahrs,
Pam Kircher, Edward Mariska, Cindy Quigley, Kenneth Samila, Linda Schneider and
Kathy Schultz. 


Quotable Quote

             “You’ve got to work like it’s your first
day on the job every day.” – Nicki Minaj, contemporary Trinidadian-born
American rapper, songwriter, actress, TV personality and fashion icon for young



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books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from
the comfort of your home – please visit our website at

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