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Tag Archives: Arbor Day
Go plant a tree with this week’s #BookFaceFriday!
For every Nebraskan, the holiday we hold dear to our hearts is upon us, it’s Arbor Day! Celebrating the trees shouldn’t just be for one day out of the year. Here at the library, you can explore Arbor Day any time with a wide variety of great books! Get kids involved in the conversation with picture books like “If I Were a Tree” written by Andrea Zimmerman and illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong (Lee & Low Books, 2021). We even have a book written by the Arbor Day Foundation available to readers, “Now is the Time for Trees!” Nebraska OverDrive Libraries has a huge collection of nonfiction work and children’s books, including biographies and autobiographies, memoirs, self-help books, study-aids and workbooks, reference titles, travel books, and so much more.
“With enchanting visuals, this contemplative picture book demonstrates not only what nature can offer but also the reward of new perspectives.— Booklist
Find this title and many more through Nebraska OverDrive! Libraries participating in the Nebraska OverDrive Libraries Group currently have access to a shared and growing collection of digital downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. 188 libraries across the state share the Nebraska OverDrive collection of 21,696 audiobooks, 35,200 eBooks, and 3,964 magazines. As an added bonus it includes 130 podcasts that are always available with simultaneous use (SU), as well as SU ebooks and audiobook titles that publishers have made available for a limited time. If you’re a part of it, let your users know about this great title, and if you’re not a member yet, find more information about participating in Nebraska Overdrive Libraries!
Hey Johnny Appleseed! Check out this week’s #BookFaceFriday!
Is there anything better than a holiday completely dedicated to trees? How about picking up a book and settling down to read under one this Arbor Day? We think this week’s #Bookface, “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate (Feiwel & Friends, 2017) would be an excellent choice. This Golden Sower Honor book is available on Nebraska OverDrive Libraries as an Ebook and an Audiobook. It’s also a New York Times bestseller and Katherine Applegate is a Newbery Medal-winning author, not too shabby. Do you have a favorite book that features trees? We’d love to hear about it!
“The simplicity of Newbery Medalist Applegate’s graceful novel contrasts powerfully with the prejudice it confronts. Narration comes from Red, an enormous red oak near an elementary school that also serves as a “wishtree” for the neighborhood―once a year, residents deposit wishes in Red’s branches and hollows…. Red’s openhearted voice and generosity of spirit bring perspective gained over centuries of observation. It’s a distinctive call for kindness, delivered by an unforgettable narrator.“–Publishers Weekly
Find this title and many more through Nebraska OverDrive. 173 libraries across the state share the Nebraska OverDrive collection of 17,165 audiobooks and 28,972 eBooks. As an added bonus it includes 130 podcasts that are always available with simultaneous use (SU), as well as SU ebooks and audiobook titles that publishers have made available for a limited time. If you’re a part of it, let your users know about this great title, and if you’re not a member yet, find more information about participating in Nebraska Overdrive Libraries!
I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as … this #Bookface!
“If there was only one tree like that in the world, you would think it was beautiful. But because there are so many, you just can’t see how beautiful it really is.” Help us celebrate Arbor Day with this week’s #BookFaceFriday! “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith (Harper & Brothers, 1943). This book is a part of our NLC Book Club Kit collection and a great classic for every book club!
“A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life. . . . If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience.” (New York Times)
This week’s #BookFace model is NLC’s new Cataloging Librarian, Shoshana Patocka! She started at the beginning of April and shared a few fun facts about herself with us!
- She collects vintage paint by numbers and old Kodak Brownie cameras (really all things vintage).
- Memoirs always draw her in when nothing else will.
- She recently came across some of her books from when she was little, a few of which still had the checkout cards and book pockets she’d made for when she was playing library with friends!
Love this #BookFace & reading? We suggest checking out all the titles available for book clubs at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ref/bookclub. Check out our past #BookFaceFriday photos on the Nebraska Library Commission’s Facebook page!