Grab your book, your goggles, and slip on your flip-flops! It's Memorial Day Weekend and time to celebrate summer with the Oceanside Library! Although our doors are closed, we are making a splash as we dive right in to our Summer Reading Program. We have so much fun coming your way.
On May 26, club members can start rating and reviewing their books right online. It's easy and fun! . Each rating will earn you a chance to win one of our exciting summer raffles. And don't forget our monthly online book club and other great online programs and events. There is something for everyone!
So what are you waiting for? Jump right in - (the water is warm) - - and be a part of our Making Waves Book Club this summer.!
First, congratulations to Bronna, our winner in this week's raffle! We have reached nearly 250 reviews since we started our Comfortably Connected Book Club in April. That is sensational! Thank you for participating and for being incredibly awesome during this time we are temporarily closed. We hope that you have enjoyed finding new things to read, listen to, and watch.
But don't fear... we will be launching our new and exciting "Making Waves Summer Reading" program in just a few weeks, so keep reading and check your email for that announcement!
If you're looking to know what Oceanside has been reading, here's a list of the Top 10 Books that were reviewed during the last 6 weeks:
Nadine and Briana
This week's Virtual Cozy Book Chat talked about books we wish were movies and books that made great (or not so great) movie adaptations. We had a terrific discussion! Coincidentally this week's winning review by library patron Deborah, (congrats Deborah!) was the streaming movie series "Little Fires Everywhere" which is based on the novel by Celeste Ng. Deborah gave the show a solid 5 stars and she also mentioned that she loved the book as well. It's always terrific when our favorite books adapt to film enjoyably!
Speaking of movies, did you try our new library streaming service Hoopla Digital? If not, you're going to want to check it out. Hoopla Digital is for Oceanside cardholders (over 18) that offers streaming and downloadable movies, audio books, TV shows, eBooks, music, comics and graphic novels. Best of all there are no wait times or holds so you can watch or listen right away. Check out our site for more information on Hoopla and then go and rate the title you watched or listened to for a chance to be a winner like Deborah!
Be sure to visit our online programs for fun activities, conversations, and connections at home! Keep safe and we miss you!
We might not know what day of the week it is, but we know we have a winner! Congratulations to Harriet for her winning review of Danielle Steele's "In His Father's Footsteps!" Harriet gave it a full 5 stars, so be sure to add this title to your must read list!
Be sure to keep rating what you're reading, listening too, or watching during this time. It's the only way to win and we love sharing your reviews! Check out our book recommendations too!
Did you know that we love to chat about our favorite TV shows? Be sure to join Debbie and Nadine on Friday night for the patron requested "A Million Little Things Fan Chat" at 8pm. We'll talk all about our favorite moments in Season 2. Here's all the info you need to get online from your laptop or mobile device. Hope to see you there!
Online Discussion: A Million Little Things
Tell a Friend Remind MeDid you watch the finale of ABC's A Million Little Things? Join us for a discussion on the show.
Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 665-546-269
Congratulations to our first month of winners!!! Remember that we have a raffle each week and each book you rate earns you another chance to win! Don't miss out - - Rate today!
Who needs celebrity book lists when you have our Librarians! Curious to know what books kept Oceanside reading in 2019? How many of these did you read?
Giving you the inside scoop on the books we love!