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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 14, 2022 at 4:23 PM by Genesis Gaule
Look, I know the weather this week has been more winter than spring, but did you know that libraries also like to freshen up in the spring? We have SO MUCH to get ready for!
We're getting ready for the 2022 Summer Reading Program! Andrea is hard at work making sure we have plenty of interesting things to do and see throughout the summer. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, Instagram, and website for more information.
Meanwhile, I am happily working to bring in plenty of new materials for our community to enjoy!
Did you know that the Friends of the Library conduct book sales twice a year? Many of the available books come from donations, and many others come from the library shelves through a process we often called “weeding.” Weeding is an essential process in any library to keep a collection relevant and interesting and make room for new material. The Campbell Library staff have been working hard this winter to review the books in our collection, using a variety of metrics to decide whether or not a book should be selected for weeding, including age, usage information, condition, duplication, etc. This helps us ensure we are providing the best possible selection for our community! Here at the Campbell Library, many of those weeded books are made available during the book sales, where the proceeds go back to supporting the library.
We’re adding a Young Adult Fiction section to better serve our youth and teen patrons and bring the collection in line with current industry trends. You can find these materials on the last range of shelves between Junior and Mysteries.
Our new adult materials are currently located in the middle of the library, as you enter. We’ve added some additional shelves on either end for extra display opportunities. Fiction genres are on the west side, facing away from the circulation desk. Non-Fiction is on the east side facing the circulation desk. DVDs and Nintendo Switch Videogames are on top!
New Easy materials are located on the shelves next to the Storytime Room door. Picture and board books are typically on the top shelf, while new Easy Non-Fiction will be on the bottom.
New Junior and Young Adult fiction books are on the freestanding shelves in the center of the Junior section. Junior titles are on the side facing the library entrance, Young Adult titles face the back of the library.
Have you checked out (lol!) our displays as you enter the library? Our staff each get the opportunity to create interesting and relevant displays featuring materials from our collection! We currently have a display of titles about Ukraine and the history leading up to the current crises, as well as educational titles for children. We also feature special selections that change every couple of weeks.
And don’t forget to check out the display case at the Circulation desk! Our staff members work hard to create displays about their interests, passions, and/or upcoming events. Coming next week: selections from my time in Okinawa!
Please check back often to see what’s new! You can also find featured new titles on our website and in the catalog. We love seeing our books find readers!
P.S. If you need inspiration for your own spring cleaning, by golly, do we have the books for you!
by Marie Kondo
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing // With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire. Nonfiction // 648 KONDO
by Silke Rode West & Joseph Sarosy
Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us // With empathy, grace, and humor, Crawford—who curates the popular Abundant Life with Less site—shares doable ways to own less and live more fully. Laying out practical strategies for reducing waste, curbing consumption, decluttering, and finding lots more joy, Crawford offers no-nonsense solutions for the rest of us. // Nonfiction // 648 CRAWFORD
Other titles include (but are not limited to!):
Tag(s): recommendations, organization, nonfiction, Linnea Benton, home management, at the library, article
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 14, 2022 at 10:09 AM by Genesis Gaule
Join us February 24 at 6 pm to hear Dr. Jerry Vanek retell the tale of the 1925 dog sled serum run where twenty Alaskan dog mushers, mail carriers and trappers carried life-saving diphtheria antitoxin across the Alaskan wilderness. More information...
How to Suffer Outside by Diana Helmuth and Latasha Dunston
A beginner's guide to hiking and backpacking // Part critique of modern hiking culture and part how-to, this book will help novice hikers get started without spending a fortune -- even seasoned hikers will find plenty of tips.
Declutter Like a Mother by Allie Casazza
A Guilt-Free, No-Stress Way to Transform Your Home and Your Life // Successful business entrepreneur Allie Casazza shares her powerful and proven method for clearing the clutter in our minds by first clearing the clutter in our homes, the place where transformation begins.
648.8 CASAZZA // Also in e-audiobook
How to Do the Work by Dr. Nicole LePera
Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self // From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "The Holistic Psychologist"--the online phenomenon with more than 2M followers on Instagram--comes a revolutionary approach to self-improvement, integrating the tools of various modalities and disciplines with traditional psychology to offer a practical program that guides readers to create radical change.
How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting—from Tots to Teens // A clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people...who just might save the world one day.
If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!
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Tag(s): sports and recreation, self-help, psychology, parenting, outdoors, organization, nonfiction, how tos. storytelling, homemaking, home management, history, hiking, decluttering, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 3, 2022 at 11:53 AM by Genesis Gaule
Hey Master Builders: LEGO Club is on a new day! Join us on TUESDAY, January 11 at 5pm for the first 2022 build-fest. More information
The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Super Easy! by Ree Drummond
Drummond shares tips and recipes that will free you up and transform your cooking life as well! Her recipes range from effortless breakfasts to breezy skillet meals to speedy soups to ready-in-minutes Tex-Mex delights, so you'll have lots of options for any given meal. Many recipes in this cookbook call for step-saving (and sanity-saving) shortcuts that will revolutionize the time you spend making meals for your family, and all of them are utterly scrumptious! Filled with funny anecdotes, delightful asides and notes from her family about their favorite dishes, this book will help you fall in love with cooking all over again.
Fuzz by Mary Roach
When Nature Breaks the Law // Join Mary Roach on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.
Messy Minimalism by Rachelle Crawford and Denaye Barahona
Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us // Minimalism doesn't always mean a perfectly curated home that is always tidy. Messy minimalism is less about perfection and more about purpose. Rachelle Crawford lays out strategies for reducing waste, curbing consumption, decluttering, and finding lots more joy in the way that best supports your family.
Fixed by Amy E. Herman
The Fine Art of Problem Solving // Herman outlines her step-by-step approach, providing a fresh set of tools to help us kick start our critical thinking skills and enable us to find solutions to some of our most intractable problems. Herman explains the artist's use of the creative process and teaches us how to analyze paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and contemporary art. By learning how to look at these works more astutely, we hone our powers of perception and discover deep-seated truths about ourselves that often prevent clear-thinking and optimal decision making. Once we recognize our biases, we can overcome them and see solutions we were previously blind to. Herman's approach doesn't take an art degree -- only the willingness to open our eyes and our minds.
Tag(s): zoology, wildlife, self-improvement, self-help, problem solving, organization, nonfiction, human-animal relationships, homemaking, food, cooking, cookbooks, book notes, art, animals, animal behavior