Bestselling Author, Jill Santopolo, Visits Oceanside!
Last night, Oceanside welcomed New York Times bestselling author, Jill Santopolo, to talk about her novels. Jill spoke to attendees about her inspiration, writing process, and how storytelling can unite us. There was a special meet and greet for VIP reviewers, and closed with several raffle drawings. Most of the raffles contained certificates from our sponsors and books by popular authors.
We would like to thank the VIP reviewers and book lovers for coming to the event in the rain! We would also like to thank the Friends of the library for selling Jill books for patrons to have autographed. Thank you to all who attended!
If you've submitted at least 2 book Rate & Reviews, then you have received an email invitation to the VIP event on August 7 with author Jill Santopolo. Please click on the link in the email to RSVP or call the contact number to RSVP by phone. RSVP's must be received by Friday, August 2. If you haven't received an email, or you do not have an email address, then you would have received a phone call from Briana, our Summer Reading Librarian. Please remember that you must RSVP in order to be on our list at the door that evening. It's going to be a great evening! See you all then!
Happy 4th of July! Are you reading? We know you are...
This year's Summer Reading Club is breaking records, my friends! To date we have over 350 participants with over 400 book reviews submitted. THANK YOU!!! Each week, as you enter your book reviews, you are entered into our raffle drawing. We've given out three beautiful baskets so far. Be sure to visit our local sponsors who donated some of these great prizes.
If you're looking for some of the hot new books, be sure to check out our "Rapid Reads" display on the first floor by our check out desk. We are ordering new titles all the time. These books cannot be placed on hold and are checked out for 2 weeks.
Do you want to know what our staff recommends you should read? Check out our new "Staff Picks" display by the front door. Here you'll find some of our personal favorites with our names on them too, so you'll know who to ask for more like-minded suggestions.
Be sure to check out our upcoming programs as well - There is so much to do at the Oceanside Library this summer!
Does summertime make you want to read every new book you can get your hands on? We know the feeling... so we introduce to you "Rapid Reads". These books are our most popular titles. They cannot be held and are loaned for two weeks so you can breeze through them and start on the next! Challenge yourself and see how many you can read this summer. There is something for everyone!
Thank you to all those who visited us on Sunday for our kick off to summer event! It was a great day! Congratulations to Shelly who won our Sign Up Event raffle that included two new books and some great summer gear! Would you like to be a winner too? Be sure to Rate and Review the books you are reading weekly. Then, you are entered into our weekly raffles. The next chance to win is this Friday!
Did you sign up for summer reading? If so, remember there is no assigned reading. You can read what you want! Are you looking for something new? Just ask. Stop in at the information desk and ask a librarian what we recommend. You can also sign up for NextReads newsletter which delivers hot new book titles right to your email. On June 9th, start to rate and review the books you read. Oceanside residents 18 and older will be entered into our weekly raffle when you do so. If you rate and review two books or more, by August 1, you'll be a VIP and be invited to a meet and greet with NY Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo on August 7! Happy Reading everyone!
Our Sign Ups have begun! After you read, remember to come back and rate/ submit a review of your book (s) starting June 9th. Oceanside School District Residents 18+ will be eligible for weekly prizes.
OH WE HAVE PRIZES ! Check our sponsor page for the great businesses in Oceanside that are supporting our Summer Reading Program this year!
Mother Nature might not be ready for summer ... but we are! We've got the books you want to relax with and enjoy! Come on in and check out what we've selected just for you!