Facebook Book Chat

Are you missing all the fun book clubs that the Livingston Public Library normally offers? If so, join us on Wednesday, April 8th on our Facebook page for a virtual book chat experience. “Drop-in” between the hours of 10-5pm, find the book chat post, and participate in a discussion with librarians and other patrons about all things bookish. There will be pre-made prompts that you can respond to at your leisure, and you can chat as much or as little as you want. There’s no need to have read a certain book, you’ll be able to chat about whatever you have read, are currently reading or are looking to read in the future. It will be a great way to meet and engage with other book lovers. We hope to see you there!

Questions to Think About:

  • What book are you currently reading?
  • Have you read other books by this author?
  • What is your favorite part of the story so far?
  • What led you to choose this title?
  • Would you read other books by this author?

-Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions

Rainbows Offer Hope

As we navigate our way through social distancing, I find myself constantly RainbowInMyWindowlooking for new ways to connect and support my community.  There are small things I can do,  like waving to neighbors when I go for a walk or ordering takeout to support local restaurants.  Making and donating protective face masks for health care workers is a bigger way for me to help.

I read this article in the Star Ledger about making and hanging rainbows in the window as a sign of hope.  I loved the idea and dug through my craft supplies to create my own rainbow to hang on my front door. 

There are lots of other ways, big and small, to help us strengthen our sense of community.  Please share your ideas in the comments below!

Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian