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January 2014 Library Reads

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           Announcing the
           January 2014 

           LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and January's LibraryReads Favorite is:

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel
by Alan Bradley (Delacorte Press) “Flavia de Luce is still on the loose! This time, the almost-twelve-year-old prodigy explores some tantalizing mysteries involving her own family. Flavia uncovers surprising secrets about the characters we know and love and meets some fascinating new people, including a precocious distant cousin. You’ll enjoy seeing new depths in Flavia--this novel takes the series in an exciting direction.” --Nancy Russell, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
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Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

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Bittersweet, sad and unpredictable. It tells a story of how the life of a 13 year old boy was
changed in six days. Henry, raised by his mother Adel, a lonely women who has been isolating herself since her divorce meets Frank, a fugitive.  The six days with Frank affected Henry and his mother the rest of their lives.  Great read!  This was chosen for the December evening book club at the library.  -- submitted by Michelle

Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg

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I don't normally review picture books but this one really caught my attention.
Dot. is a little girl growing up with today's technology and very "plugged in". When She is told to go outside to play she rediscovers the old way of connecting with the world and friends and surprisingly has fun doing it








Randi Zuckerberg also wrote the recently released "Dot Complicated" for adults about living with social media today.
And yes Randi is related to the famous Facebook Zuckerberg.

Joyland by Stephen King

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Devin Jones plans to work at Joyland, an amusement park in North Carolina, just to make a little extra money over the summer before he heads back to school.  Instead he finds himself losing a love, seeing ghosts, investigating a mystery and becoming a part of a sick boy’s life.  Not as ghostly or as ghastly as a lot of King’s fare, but an enjoyable, quick read nonetheless.