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Summer Reading @ PFPL

Summer has just gotten a whole lot more fun, thanks to Phillipsburg Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs*.  Read books for a chance to win prizes!   Children’s Summer Reading Teens/Young Adults Program Adult Summer Reading Every summer reader is a winner!  According to a three-year study at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development. The study also showed that students who read during the summer showed a significantly higher level of reading achievement. Summer reading isn’t just for kids.  Reading helps everyone write better, spell better and increases our vocabulary.  Need some reading recommendations? Choose from the Library’s selection of print and digital books, join the book clubs or pick up a free copy of BookPage for great reading suggestions. Please visit the Library in June to learn … Read entire article »

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Thank you for supporting the Holiday BOOK-tique!

Thank you for supporting the Holiday BOOK-tique! Your support allows us to sponsor free library programs such as Summer Reading Programs, Steiner Learning Series, Friendly Games, Family Story Time, and other worthy projects. Many special thanks to our local authors who participated, signed books and answered questions. We appreciate everyone’s continued support. Many of the free programs at the library exist today because of our community’s commitment to educational and cultural enrichment.   from left to right: Anthony Piperata –  Remembering the Berry Gregory P. Bullock –  Algebra in Words: A Guide of Hints, Strategies and Simple Explanations, and Grades, Money, Health: The Book Every College Student Should Read Dave Leone –  Welcome to the Pit: Phillipsburg Wrestling – A Timeless Traditionnot pictured William Suchowacki –  The Adventures of Maggie and Mikey, and Crazy the … Read entire article »

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Summer Reading Fun! Read for a Chance to Win Prizes at Phillipsburg Library

Summer has just gotten a whole lot more fun, thanks to Phillipsburg Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs*.  Read books for a chance to win prizes!   Children’s Summer Reading Teens/Young Adults Program Adult Summer Reading Every summer reader is a winner!  According to a three-year study at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development. The study also showed that students who read during the summer showed a significantly higher level of reading achievement. Summer reading isn’t just for kids.  Reading helps everyone write better, spell better and increases our vocabulary.  Need some reading recommendations? Choose from the Library’s selection of print and digital books, join the book clubs or pick up a free copy of BookPage for great reading suggestions. Please visit the Library in … Read entire article »

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Meet a Friend – Dana Syers

If you like reading books, holding books, turning the pages of books, being surrounded by books, come on down to the Friends of PFPL’s book sale in April.   Hi, my name is Dana Syers, and I am the Book Sale Committee chairperson.  I joined the Friends of the Library in 2010 and served as Secretary from 2011 – 2012.  I have been coordinating the Friends Book Sale volunteers since 2011.  I am always excited to share my love of reading and books with others.  I prefer the feel of an actual book in my hands to that of an eReader.  Some of my favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, and VC Andrews to name a few.  Looking for old favorites or that book you heard so much about?  … Read entire article »

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Graphic Novels Available at Phillipsburg Library

Looking for manga or comic books?  Phillipsburg Free Public Library now offers graphic novels for adults and teens, such as Naruto, Watchmen, Walking Dead and others. Check out the Library’s catalog for the growing collection.  If the title you are looking for is not on the shelves, library staff will be happy to request an interlibrary loan for you.  The Library will search all available sources and try to locate your title.  If available, most titles will be ready for pick up within a week or two. A graphic novel is a book that uses imagery and text (though text is not required) to convey a story. Unlike comic strips, which contain short story lines and end in a few frames, a graphic novel is of much longer length and uses sequentially placed illustration and text … Read entire article »

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BookPage, Discover Your Next Favorite Book!

Don’t forget to pick up your free copy to take home and leisurely browse for your next must read book! Friends of PFPL is pleased to sponsor an annual subscription of the print edition of BookPage, a monthly book publication that reviews new book releases for readers of all types, whether you’re interested in literary fiction or romance, history or science fiction, cookbooks or children’s books.   Out of town for the winter?  Subscribe to the library’s free e-newsletter service, LibraryAware, to get great reading suggestions via email. You can search the Library’s online catalog from a remote location or from a computer in the Library.  You can place a request for a title and ask that the title be held for you to pick up. The Library also offers interlibrary loans.  If the title you want is not available … Read entire article »

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