Volunteer for the Book Sale!

The library needs your help! Library Week is coming up in October, from the 14th to the 20th, and to celebrate the North Battleford Library is putting on a book sale. We know you need volunteer hours, and we need volunteers! It`s almost like the stars aligned to bring us together–it was meant to be. The book sale will be on in the evenings of Monday to Wednesday, and all day Thursday to Saturday.

These are the times and dates we need volunteers for:

Date Times
October 15th 4pm-6pm
October 16th 4pm-6pm
October 17th 4pm-6pm
October 18th 4pm-6pm
October 19th 4pm-6pm
October 20th 10:30am-1pm

We need two people per slot so grab a friend and pick a time slot or two. To sign up, call the library at 306-445-3206, and give your name, email, phone number, and the time(s) you are available. Or you can email me directly at:


Please help us make this book sale a smashing success!




Chills and Thrills

Photo by Roman Pohorecki on Pexels.com

It’s still summer and that means we are spending our nights around the campfire hanging out with friends and telling stories.I take full advantage of the longer days that comes with summer to get some extra reading time in. Whether you’re hoping to discover some fabulous debuts or read a new story from a favorite author during your time off, there is no shortage of good YA titles to read this summer…especially scary, mysterious and chilling ones. Here is a list of some of YA’s best thrillers:

There’s someone insider your house by Stephanie Perkins

Love hurts…blog 1
Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska.  But her past isn’t far behind.
Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a
series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

Three Truth and Lie by Brent Hartingerblog2

A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong.
Truth #1: Rob is thrilled about the weekend trip. It’s the perfect time for him to break out of his shell…to be the person he really, really wants to be.
Truth #2: Liam, Rob’s boyfriend, is nothing short of perfect. He’s everything Rob could have wanted. They’re perfect together. Perfect.
Truth #3: Mia has been Liam’s best friend for years…long before Rob came along. They get each other in a way Rob could never, will never, understand.
Truth #4: Galen, Mia’s boyfriend, is sweet, handsome, and incredibly charming. He’s the definition of a Golden Boy…even with the secrets up his sleeve.
One of these truths is a lie…and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.

One was lost by Natalie Richards

Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answerblog3 could cost Sera everything.
Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.
Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious.

Beware that Girl by Teresa Toten

The Haves. The Have Nots. Kate O’Brien appears to be a Have Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of–some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book smart. She’s street-smart. And she’s also a masterful liar.
     As the scholarship student at the elite Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut blog 4out for her: her plan is to climb the social ranks and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found her “people” among the senior class “it” girls–specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner.
     When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration as head of fundraising, he immediately charms his way into the faculty and students’ lives–especially Olivia’s, although she doesn’t share what’s going on. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal and can’t afford to ignore.


Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice’s boyfriend—changed everything.

One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world—hoping blog5she’ll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim’s death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she’s never going to know what really happened.
Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions.
And so begins the Neverworld Wake.


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National Library Worker’s Day… in the US!

Today is National Library Worker’s Day! Today recognizes the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians, at least in the US. The Canadian one is in October. Do you agree that the day should be the same in both Canada, the US and the whole world? Isn’t it wonderful that this day exists? I love all such days and weeks such as for instance National Nurses Week or National Teacher Day. All these careers are so important to communities.

Please be the first to leave a comment here! 🙂

Interesting library facts!

I’ve been searching around the Internet to put interesting library facts in this blog.

Did you know that according to the American Library Association, 58% of adults in the United States have a library card or that the largest overdue fine for a library book was $345.14? This is why it’s so important to keep track of when a book is due or be careful to not lose library materials. (Source).

Another interesting fact is that Georgian Era British librarians hated the novel and wanted to ban it from the proto-Modern public library! I wonder why that was and will probably do more research to find out. (Source).

Thirdly, Superman’s biological mother was librarian and archivist! (Source)! See more librarians in comic books here.

What other library facts do you know? Please share them in the comments!