Closed For Summer

The library is closed for the summer holidays and reopens on Saturday, September 1st. 

However the show goes on! There are different events going on thanks to our volunteer-run activities! Click here for a current listing of “What’s Happening”.

If you are off to travel near or far, remember that you can check out ebooks at ANY TIME. You can read them on a train or on a plane! To borrow ebooks click here.

Have a good summer! See you at the library.

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen

 

Introducing… “Books at Heart!”

When you come into the library, you may be faced with the question, “What should I read next?” The library has a huge collection (about 30,000 books!)… but which books will promise you hours of good reading?

“Books at Heart” will help you with your question.  It’s a new initiative for book lovers, to promote sharing and feedback about books. Now you can tell everyone about the books you love!

Firstly, you’ll find a new noticeboard in the library, called “Our Books of the Year”. There’s already a small selection of truly excellent recommendations. It’s open to everyone… feel free to add YOUR book of the year. Spread the news!

Secondly, we invite people to “curate” their favorite books. A curator will promote a selection of books. It could be a genre (crime, historical, classics…), it could be linked to a country (Sweden, Canada, China…), or a non-fiction range (politics, history, cooking…).

And, we need volunteers! As a curator, you will put an information card on the shelves every month or so, to promote a book or an author. And you will organize a front-of-library display once a year. If you want to become a curator, contact Peter Bolos, Library staff member, at collections@ellia.org.

 

This is just the beginning for Books at Heart. There’s more to come! Stay Tuned.