Message from the Director: Congratulations! Now What?


Dear Livingston Library Community,

For the recent college graduates that have spent the past four years in school preparing to go out in the world, nothing quite prepares them for the next part of their journey, which is, “Now what?”  What do you do, where do you go; what do you want to pursue and who do you want to become?  These are the sort of questions that come up during this potentially scary, transitional time.

Luckily, many others have also gone through this, writing out their experiences for generations that follow them.  After all, what better way to get advice than through a book?

Below is a list of four titles I recommend to any grad looking for a little guidance on their new journey:

Congratulations, By the Way by George Sanders

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Assume the Worst by Carl Hiaasen

Getting There by Gillian Zoe Segal

All the best,

Message from the Director: Beach Books and Bling

AmyDear Livingston Library Community,

Sunscreen? Check! Flip flops? Check! Riveting read? Check!

It’s a familiar weekend packing list this time of year and the Friends of the Library are here to help! Starting on Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 3rd, the Friends will be hosting a “Beach Books and Bling” sale. Our program room will be stocked with thousands of summer reading selections, including paperbacks, best sellers, children’s books, and young adult books for great prices: $.50 for adult hardcover books and $.25 for softcover and children/young adult books. We are sure you will find just the right books to fill your beach bag with something for every member of your family.

And remember you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books, and if you ask me that’s kind of the same thing.


All the best,