Romance Readers Going Digital

November 9th, 2018

Romance readers everywhere are coming across a new trend that can make finding new books a little harder: more and more romance authors are publishing titles only as eBooks that you have to download and read on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Why is this happening? The romance industry is finding that more and more people are reading their books exclusively on devices, and therefore authors are continuing to publish their books in print, but are supplementing with digital-only titles as well.

If you are an avid reader like me and have been trying to find a way to read all the eBooks – I have your solution! Hoopla, one of the apps Cecil County Public Library provides to all library users, has an incredible selection of romance eBooks! They have everything from historical romance, to contemporary romance, to westerns, and any genres in between.

A few of my recommendations are “Blackmoore” by Julianne Donaldson, “When a Scot Ties the Knot” by Tessa Dare, or “The Accidental Guardian” by Mary Connealy.

Unsure about downloading and reading e-books? Come in to any of our libraries and we can show you how to download the app, or access the website, and then you can start reading immediately!

One of the best features of an eBook—in addition to its always being with you on your phone or e-reader—is the ability to change text size or the brightness of the screen, so you really can read in any situation.

To check out the selection on Hoopla, sign up with you library card and pin on our website.

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Chills & Thrills at Bayheads Brewery

October 22nd, 2018

Are you a fan of characters that you love to hate, creepy plotlines, and twists that give you whiplash? Do you often bring up what you’re currently reading to your friends and family and outright strangers? You’re in luck—Cecil County Public Library has the perfect program for you.

Come to our first “Books and Brews” at Bayheads Brewery! Located in the same shopping center as the Chesapeake City branch library, we’re having a discussion on all things thriller, just in time for Halloween. Whether you read domestic thrillers, like “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, or political thrillers from Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, or you love psychological thrillers like “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, this is the discussion for you. This gathering should encourage conversations and connections between avid readers, and help create even longer “To Be Read” lists for everyone attending.

“Books and Brews” is on Tuesday, October 30th, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required; you may register online or by calling 410-996-1134.

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