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Can’t Get Enough of Cedar Cove?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Neither can we!Cedar Cove

The new Hallmark Channel TV series, Cedar Cove, based on the bestselling book series by Debbie Macomber has charmed viewers with a beautiful small town setting on the northwest coast, likable characters, and light romantic suspense.

If you’ve read the Cedar Cove series, be sure to check out other books by Debbie Macomber.  For all of you hard-core Debbie fans looking for similar authors, let us recommend a few!  Susan Wiggs and Sherryl Woods write books that are especially similar.  You may also want to try anything by Mary Kay Andrews or Kristan Higgins and David Baldacci’s One Summer.  You can find several other recommendations on the Contemporary Romance sheet on the Popular Authors by Genre portion of our website.

For a similar viewing experience, try the TV series Everwood.

Finally, tell us who your favorite Cedar Cove character is!  You might have guessed that one of our favorites is Grace (the librarian)!

 


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New Wimpy Kid Movie

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

With the August 3 release of the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, Dog Days, you might be looking for some extra wimpy fun!  Before you head to the theater, you may want to read or listen to The Last Straw and Dog Days again.  The audio versions are especially well done! 

The seventh Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Third Wheel, is due out in November.  While you wait to see what will happen to Greg and Rowley next, try reading the Big Nate books or check out this list of other Wimpy Kid readalikes.

 


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Catch the Reading Bug with our Summer Reading Club!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

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Sign up for our Summer Reading Club starting June 9 and have tons of buggy fun!  Kids ages birth-grade 5 can participate by signing up at any KDL branch.  When they register, they will be given calendar-style reading logs.  Kids who can read will put stickers on their calendars for every day that they spend time reading or participating in other literacy activities (don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of suggestions!). 

Kids who can’t read yet can also join the club!  They can put stickers on their calendars every day that they listen to a story or do other simple literacy activities – like singing songs – with a caregiver. 

When kids get 25 stickers on their calendars, they can bring their completed ticket to a KDL branch for an awesome – and totally buggy – prize bag!  They will also be registered to win other fabulous prizes, including a free bike. 

Every KDL branch is also offering tons of great programs for kids and families all summer long!  Check out the program schedule online or pick up a brochure at your local KDL branch.  Don’t miss the Summer Reading Club Kickoff Parties or the Summer Carnivals.  You could even have a family craft booth at one of the Kid & Teen Craft Shows!

Bee cool and read this summer! 

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