Friday, July 23, 2010


The lazy, hazy days of summer are here (and don't we know it by the thermometer!) and it's a great time to curl up with a good book. Whether you are at the beach, pool, or on the couch in the air conditioning, the Clarence Dillon Public Library is here to help. A great way to get book recommendations is by subscribing to NEXTREADS. NEXTREADS is a free email newsletter that provides book suggestions and reviews and includes new and forthcoming titles, gems from the shelves, and sleepers. There are 23 genres to choose from including Mystery, Thrillers, Biography, Armchair Travel, Fiction, and many more. There is a direct link from the newsletter to the library catalog so you can be at home in your slippers or taking a lunch break at the office while placing holds on the books you want. NEXTREADS will also deliver the New York Times Fiction and Nonfiction Bestsellers Lists to you the Wednesday before they appear in the Sunday paper. The Clarence Dillon Public Library Newsletter is also available through NEXTREADS. To subscribe to NEXTREADS go the library's home page at and click on the NEXTREADS icon. Happy Reading!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Like the nursery rhyme asks, "How does your garden grow?" Not with silver bells and cockle shells all in row but with lettuce, basil, zucchini and other scrumptious vegetables! To see this lush garden for yourself, visit the Clarence Dillon Library's Bierwirth Children's Growing Garden. Under the supervision of Therese Crowley, Paul Spatz and Library Director Sandy Putnam, community children are weeding, watering, planting and tending the garden while harvesting its produce every week. Children of all ages are invited to help and observe its progress on Tuesdays and Fridays through October from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. This garden is made possible through the generous support of the Bierworth Family.