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Jan 24

Book Notes 1/24/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 24, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

1/24/2022


Curious about your family history? Stop in for a Minnkota Genealogical Society Meeting! They meet the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm at the library.


Until Proven Safe by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

The History and Future of Quarantine // Manaugh and Twilly track the history and future of quarantine around the globe. It is a story of emergency isolation, but they also guide us through a nuclear-waste isolation facility beneath the New Mexican desert; plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world's wheat supply; and a meeting with NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with saving Earth from extraterrestrial infections.

614.46 MANAUGH


Becoming: Adapted for young readers by Michelle Obama

How Covid Shook the World's Economy // In this adaptation of her autobiography for younger readers, Michelle Obama presents an account of her life, and, in telling of her own personal evolution, stresses the need for people to realize that no one is perfect, that the process of "becoming" is what really matters.

973.932 OBAMA


The First Shots by Brendan Borrell

The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine // This book draws on exclusive, high-level access to weave together the intense vaccine-race conflicts among hard-driving, heroic scientists and the epic rivalries among Washington power players that shaped 18 months of fear, resolve, and triumph.

615.372 BORRELL


The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright

America in the Time of Covid //Beginning with the absolutely critical first moments of the outbreak in China, and ending with an epilogue on the vaccine rollout and the unprecedented events between the election of Joseph Biden and his inauguration, this book surges forward with essential information--and fascinating historical parallels--examining the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

614.5 WRIGHT


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Jan 21

Reading Out Loud by Linnea Benton

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 21, 2022 at 1:03 PM by Genesis Gaule

Welcome! I am so glad you are here! Now, please, pull up a chair and let me tell you a story…

“Once upon a time…”
“In the beginning…”
“It was a dark and stormy night…”
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

Spark any memories? That last line? That’s one of my favorite beginnings. It goes back to bedtimes past, and sitting on my papa’s lap as he rocked and read to me. Later, it became one of the first lines I remember reading out loud myself. It became a fixture throughout the years as first one, then another sister joined the family and our reading circle grew. Even now, that line starts one of my favorite stories to share with my sons.

Stories are the cornerstone of humanity. They shape us and our understanding of the world around us. Sharing stories builds connections; between people, between places, and across time. Before the written word came in these wonderfully portable packages, storytellers brought information and entertainment to the people in cultures around the world.

Today, a book, a shared space, and a few minutes can go a long way. Research has shown that reading aloud, especially to young children, is one of our most powerful tools in building language and literacy skills, increasing attention spans, and strengthening relationships. It doesn’t even have to be limited to parents and children, or even just between humans! Adults can read out loud to themselves or each other and still benefit in many of the same ways. Recent studies reveal cognitive benefits of shared reading among dementia patients. Animal rescue organizations like the ASPCA have used reading aloud to help relax and build bonds with rescued animals. And, to bring us full circle, therapy animals are often used to build confidence and reading skills among children in schools and libraries.

Speaking of libraries…did you know that we have over 35,000 books available here at EGF Campbell Library? SO MANY STORIES!

And if you want to read more about storytelling and reading out loud, we even have a few books to help you out: 

The Enchanted Hour

by Meghan Cox Gurdon

The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction // Discover the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits of reading together with scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations. // Nonfiction // Coming soon to our shelves (also available in e-book and e-audiobook)


How to Tell Stories to Children

by Silke Rode West & Joseph Sarosy

Early childhood educators show you how to become an expert storyteller and strengthen your relationship with your child with this surprisingly simple method. // Nonfiction // 372.677 WEST 2021


Bringing Up Bookmonsters

by Amber Ankowski, PhD & Andy Ankowski

The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless, Ravenous Reader // The no-stress, ferociously fun way to raise a kid who loves to read—complete with reading recommendations and activities to inspire. // Nonfiction // 372.4 ANKOWSKI 2021


Jan 10

Book Notes 1/10/22

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 10, 2022 at 11:50 AM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

1/10/2022


Our January Book Club pick is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information


Cabin Tripping by JJ Eggers

Where to Go to Get Away from It All // Whether readers are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a quiet retreat, a cozy night around a fire pit or a summery lakefront sojourn, this book delivers. Divided into six Chapters-Forest, Tropics, Mountain, Arctic, Water, and Desert-the book features a curated collection of over 80 of the most incredible cabins available to rent all over the globe. Each cabin profile includes information on how to get there, activities to enjoy in the area (hiking trails, fishing holes, thermal spas, and more), and tips like when to plan your visit to maximize your "leaf-peeping" or whale-watching opportunities".

643.25 EGGERS


Relics by Jamie Grove and Max Grove

A History of the World Told in 133 Objects // The Mini Museum is a collection of treasures gathered from across space and time shared by tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries. Each item in the collection is a story connected to a childhood dream of sharing all the wonders the universe has to offer while bringing all of us closer together. In this book, the Mini Museum team shares the stories of real objects that have shaped our very existence across billions of years of history.

909 GROVE


NPR's Podcast Start Up Guide by Glen Weldon

Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget // From NPR comes the definitive guide to podcasting, featuring step-by-step advice on how to find a unique topic, tell the best stories, and engage the most listeners, as well as the secrets that will take a podcast to the next level.

791.46 WELDON


Design a Healthy Home by Oliver Heath

100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing // This illustrated guide to detoxifying a home includes one hundred ideas to support health and well-being in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and workspaces that are affordable, stylish, and easy to implement.

747 HEATH


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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