Library News and Notes
Top “Under the Radar” Books from Last Year
Panorama Project provides local booksellers with quarterly lists of popular fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles that are in demand at public libraries beyond their initial promotional windows—optimized for local interest via regional groupings aligned with the American Booksellers Association’s (ABA) regional associations. Here are the top 20 picks for our region. New Atlantic Region…Read More About Top “Under the Radar” Books from Last Year
Getting to Know Ukraine
Ukraine features heavily in today’s news with Russia’s invasion and subsequent hostilities. Yet, many of us know very little of its role in history. This small selection of books may help us have a greater understanding and appreciation for a country and culture that has had, and continues to have, a central place in European…Read More About Getting to Know Ukraine
Masks Optional for Entrance
Trends continue to indicate that we are moving from the pandemic to endemic stages of COVID-19. Based on the CDC’s most recent guidance, and the low rate of transmission as reported by healthcare officials in Lancaster County, effective Tuesday, March 8th mask wearing is optional to enter the Lititz Public Library. Please note, however, that…Read More About Masks Optional for Entrance
hoopla is here!
What is hoopla? hoopla is a digital service that allows patrons of the Lititz Public Library to access e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, music, and more. You can read, listen or watch on a smart TV, tablet, smartphone, Roku and other devices. For Lititz Library adult or young adult patrons, you just need…Read More About hoopla is here!
National Homemade Bread Day – November 17th
Did you know that the oldest known remains of bread date back to 14,000 years ago! Bread plays a significant role in many rituals, ceremonies, and traditions and is one of the only foods that is consumed around the world. Stop ‘loafing’ around! You really ‘knead’ to come into the Lititz Public Library to check…Read More About National Homemade Bread Day – November 17th
“Santa’s Story” Holiday StoryWalk®
The Lititz Public Library’s holiday StoryWalk® title is Santa’s Story by Will Hillenbrand. Santa is ready to leave on Christmas Eve, but he can’t find the reindeer anywhere. What are the reindeer doing and when will they be ready? Participate in the StoryWalk® to find out! A StoryWalk® combines two healthy activities, taking a walk…Read More About “Santa’s Story” Holiday StoryWalk®
Virtual PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST!
GET INTO THE FALL SPIRIT BY DECORATING A PUMPKIN. DECORATE OR CARVE YOUR PUMPKIN TO LOOK LIKE A FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER OR MAKE IT FUNNY, SCARY, OR UNIQUE! Your pumpkin photos will be posted on our Facebook Page and in the library. This contest is OPEN TO ALL AGES! ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A PRIZE! ONE…Read More About Virtual PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST!
National South Carolina Day
Did you know each state had its own “National Day”? Us either, if truth be told. But while there are some dubious stories as to how these days got proclaimed for celebration, it presents a wonderful opportunity to highlight some sections of our collection. We missed National Pennsylvania Day (July 20th), but we caught this…Read More About National South Carolina Day
International Bats’ Night
Have you ever taken time on a summer evening to scan the sky for these nocturnal acrobats with their erratic flight patterns? It’s the perfect weekend to do just that. International Bats’ Night takes place the final weekend of August. Be sure to read up on these fascinating and misunderstood creatures, too! Little Bat in…Read More About International Bats’ Night
Titles on Afghanistan
Browse books providing context for the crisis in Afghanistan. No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes / Anand Gopal – As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw, the shocking tale of how the American military had triumph in sight in Afghanistan–and then brought the Taliban back from…Read More About Titles on Afghanistan