Happy National Library Week!

Posted Apr 13, 2018

Libraries, especially public libraries, bring together people from all walks of life who are seeking information, inspiration, learning, enjoyment, solace, community, and more. Because of this, they serve as a fascinating backdrop to stories - as you will find in three of the books we recommend - and also take many forms depending on the needs of the community they serve. We're proud to serve Shorewood and its neighbors and continue to improve what we offer to make sure we continue to meet your needs. Happy National Library Week!

Public Library by Ali Smith

A collection of short stories that explores through fiction the role of books - and libraries - in our 21st century lives. 

Summer Hours at the Robber's Library by Sue Halpern

A woman who came to the library profession in search of peace after a troubling life, a young man sentenced to community service in the library, and a big city big shot who has lost his way, all come together in one summer spent in the public library. A fitting reminder that we may be drawn together, and to the library, for different reasons yet have more in common than we think.

The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Hanna Casey drives a bookmobile in rural Ireland, trying through the rough miles of countryside to forget a cheating husband that left her high and dry and back in the hometown she swore she'd never return to. 

Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries by Alex Johnson

Explores the many shapes and styles that the public library takes around the world, from open air libraries to donkey libraries (AKA "biblioburro") and everything in between. 

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