The Mysterious Bookshop

Established in the late 1970’s, the Mysterious Bookshop in NYC specializes in…  the best in mystery fiction and is “the oldest mystery specialist book store in America. ”  They hold frequent signings and events. The store has rare and new titles. Visit their web site and sign up for their newsletter if you are a mystery fan.

Calling all local authors!


Are you a Rockland resident who has published (including self-published) a book in the last four years? Then you may be eligible for the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) Book of the Year Award. Submissions for next year’s award are being accepted now through August 24, 2018. Congratulations to this year’s winner and recipient of the $1000 cash prize (generously donated by The Kurz Family Foundation), Palisades resident and author of The Quack’s Daughter: A True Story About the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, Greta Nettleton! Full submission guidelines and forms can be found here.

Summer Reading for All Ages!

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Good books, great programs, awesome prizes. Summer reading for all ages is underway here at the library, including the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo Challenge. Stop by to sign up, get your Bingo Card, and spin the prize wheel! Complete the optional book review form and you can have your review published here on the blog. For more info, click here.

Library Card sign-up month

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The September push to promote sign-ups for library cards will be headed by a superhero family this year. The Incredibles are the honorary chairs for National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and their popularity has increased with the latest movie release on June 15 of the Incredibles 2. The South Orangetown children’s public librarians always visit the elementary schools in September and October to stress the importance of owning a library card to the students. It looks like a great campaign using the superhero theme, and there are lots of cool graphics from ALA. Of course, September is still 2 months away, but it never hurts to be prepared.  😉

The Hate U Give Trailer Is Here!

For anyone who hasn’t read The Hate U Give yet by Angie Thomas: go read it. Why haven’t you read it yet? HOW HAVE YOU NOT READ IT YET?!

They are making this culturally relevant, truth-telling, and inspiring novel into a film and the trailer has finally been released! We will have to wait until October to see it, but the trailer is enough to keep you going I promise!