Author Archives: Diane

Reading Roundup

One of my favorite librarians ever is Nancy Pearl.  Nancy is often noted first of all as being the model for the Librarian Action Figure [and yes, I have one!].  However, she is also the creator of the popular initiative … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment

Hard times are everywhere. I think we all have seen a variation on this theme in newspapers, magazines [at least the ones that are still able to publish], as well as online media, for quite some time now—especially since 2008.  … Continue reading

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Tate’s Book Department

Check out the latest on Tate’s blog here: http://tatesbookdepartment.wordpress.com/

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There and Back Again

Sometimes you have a strange coincidence in your reading life, one where books you have recently read have enough in common that parts of them can become confused in your mind.  This happened to me within the last month.  Colleagues … Continue reading

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Tate’s Book Department

Here’s a link to Tate’s latest post on YA books: http://tatesbookdepartment.wordpress.com/

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Looking for a job?

I was talking to a friend this week about how you can get a little depressed if you live in this area of Virginia.  Jobs are in short supply, and this region seems to keep winning the cup for highest … Continue reading

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Blogging YA books

My colleague Tate from our staff is authoring a blog on young adult books and other things of interest. Take a look here: http://tatesbookdepartment.wordpress.com/

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My Summer Reading

There’s just something about summer. Maybe it’s the fact that, unlike many of you I would guess, I’m not much for getting outside when the weather is hot. I’d rather stay inside in the cool and shady house with a … Continue reading

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Preschool Makes Better Grownups

As you know if you have read this blog for any time at all, I listen to lots of audiobooks on my forty minute commute to Chatham each morning. But once in a while, I take a break and listen … Continue reading

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Press Release for Overdrive Launch

Beginning on Monday, May 2, the Pittsylvania County Public Library system will expand its services to include eBooks as well as downloadable audiobooks, music, and video. Patrons of all branches of the Pittsylvania County Public Library system, along with five … Continue reading

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