June New Book Releases Quiz

June 29th, 2018

There are many new book releases this June. Take our quiz to find which one you should read!

What genre are you in the mood for?
a. Romance
b. Supernatural thriller
c. Literary

Pick a perspective:
a. Someone on the Autism spectrum
b. Someone who was kidnapped
c. A widower

Pick a treat:
a. Lemon bar
b. Salted caramel brownie
c. Oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips

Pick a book:
a. The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
b. Anything by H.P. Lovecraft
c. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Kiss QuotientIf you got mostly A’s, you should read:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella isn’t great at dating, and it doesn’t help that she has Asperger’s. She decides she needs a professional, so she hires an escort to help her learn about romance. A fun, easy, sexy summer read.

If you got mostly B’s, you should read:
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
In Providence, New Hampshire, teenagers Jon and Chloe are best friends and have a special bond. Before Jon can admit his feelings for Chloe, he is kidnapped. Four years later, he comes back – but he’s slightly different. A fast-paced, supernatural thriller.

If you got mostly C’s, you should read:
Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
When 34-year-old Harry Crane’s wife suddenly passes away, he leaves behind his job as an analyst for the US Forest Service and moves to remote Pennsylvania. There he meets a strong-willed girl named Oriana who is trying to search for answers to her own tragedy.  A bittersweet, moving, and oftentimes funny story.


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Celebrate Reading at Library After Hours!

June 15th, 2018

Great American ReadHave you heard of “The Great American Read”? It’s a new series by PBS that revolves around the joy and magic of reading. They’ve selected 100 books, and it’s up to the American public to vote on their favorite title.

Which books have your vote? The library wants to hear your answers! Cecil County Public Library is hosting our second Library After Hours next Friday, June 22nd at 6:30 PM at the Elkton Central Library.

A representative from Maryland Public Television will give a short overview of “The Great American Read,” and you’ll hear from staff on which books impacted their lives. After the presentation, interact with staff and other readers, advocate for your favorites, and find new books! Throughout the night, we’ll hold our own informal vote to choose the “Great Cecil County Read.” Be sure to bring your friends if you want a specific title to win! We will announce the top five winners at the end of the evening.

To check out PBS’s list of the 100 most-loved books, go online at http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/

CCPL has most of the books available in print, but be sure to check out the Libby and Hoopla smartphone apps if you’d like to read or listen on the go! See our digital library online here and check out OverDrive’s Great American Read collection.

To spend your Friday night in a literary way, sign up for Library After Hours by calling 410-996-5600 x 481 or sign up online here.

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