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2013 Staff Book Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary for winning the Brentwood Book Challenge in 2013. Hilary read 93 books for a total of 29,222 pages! We started this competition as part of the Missouri Book Challenge in 2011. In the statewide challenge, libraries vie for the distinction of having the staff who reads the most. We are competing within our own humble library for that distinction.
Which brings me to my second congratulations to Michael for finally being awarded his trophy for being the 2011 challenge winner. Michael read 77 books for a total of 26,726 pages! Unfortunately, due to staff members having babies, he was not given his trophy. And 2012 was kind of a bust. But we are back on track and Michael now has his rightful award.
Do you want a chance to win a trophy? We would love to start a patron challenge, but we need your input. Send an email to email@example.com if you want to start a citywide reading challenge. After all, the librarians shouldn't be having all of the fun.
Recent Book Reviews
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Ten year old Auggie has been homeschooled all his life. He was born with severe facial abnormalities and has endured multiple surgeries that...
Pride of Baghdad, written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Niko Hendrichon
Based on a true story, this graphic novel takes the events surrounding the 2003 American bombing of Iraq by putting it into the perspective of a...
Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
Clay Jensen comes home after school to find a mysterious parcel addressed to him. When he opens the box, he finds seven numbered cassette tapes and...
- Baby and Toddler Story Time - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:00am - 10:30pm
- Preschool Storytime - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am
- Brentwood Book Club - March 2014 - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Fun and Games - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Knitting by the Books - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Preschool Storytime - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am
- Preschool Storytime - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am
That’s Right, I said It: Libraries Are Cool by Steve Bowman
Check out the awesome article about the Brentwood Public Library by Steve Bowman of The Brentwood Spirit! The article includes many pictures from our recent 75th anniversary party. An excerpt follows:
I actually believe libraries are cool. When I enter one I honestly get a little excited. It’s like the feeling you get when you enter your favorite store. For me, a library is like a store that carries four things I love: books, magazines, music and movies. And they’re all free. -Steve Bowman