Like the movie? Try reading the book

First Posted: 1/9/2014

During the months of January and February, it is easy to get restless. Cold air and bad weather conditions may keep you cooped up inside, but do not forget to venture out to your library. Browse for books, attend programs for all ages, or just relax in a quiet corner and use our Wi-Fi.

From Jan. 21 until Feb. 28, join us here for winter reading programs: Winter Reading Club for kids and Cabin Fever for adults.

You “mustache” your librarian about the Winter Reading Club for children! Don’t “shave” your library visit for later, but come on in and see us. From Pre-K up to 6th grade, children may receive a reading log to keep track of books read. Accept your certificate at the end of the program, and then join us at the Lorax ‘Stache Bash for mustache crafts, games, and the Dr. Seuss story.

Cabin Fever, the reading program for adults, is easy to do. Read what you want, rate how you liked it, and be entered for prizes. All who join will be entered for the chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite, raffle basket, and more. Participation is simple: Just fill out one slip per book read. Ask our library staff for suggestions if you are looking for something new.

If you have been to the movies lately, you may have “watched” a book. Seen 12 Years a Slave? Read the autobiography of Solomon Northup by the same name, originally published in 1853. Are you a fan of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Try Suzanne Collins’s entire Hunger Games trilogy as well as J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Does Saving Mr. Banks spark your interest? Check out the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers. If you are intrigued by The Wolf of Wall Street, find Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name. How does the book match up to the movie? You decide.

Laura Gardoski is the head of childrens’ services at the Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit.

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