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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
Princless, Book One: Save Yourself, written by Jeremy Whitney; illustrated by M. Goodwin
Princess Adrienne doesn't want to be rescued. She's sick and tired of hanging around all day, grudgingly enduring prince after prince--guys...
Spera, Vol. 1, by Josh Tierney; multiple illustrators
Behold this clever twist to the typical knight-in-shining-armor tale! Princess Lono waits for her father's return in a blithe life of reading and...
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Finn can't remember much of his life, but he does know he's been trapped in the living prison of Incarceron for at least three years now....
- 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
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Fun and Games - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Library Board of Trustees Meeting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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