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AUGUST 8, 2012
Book Lovers Day - August 9th

When it's hot outside, what better way to stay cool than grabbing a great book and celebrating National Book Lovers Day. You can celebrate Book Lovers Day anywhere; under a shady tree, at the beach, camping, poolside, or just in your favorite comfy reading nook.

If you are looking for your next great read, look no farther than your local library. We have thousands of books from A to Z, and everything in between, to choose from.

Here is one of my new favorites.

The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell

"Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the Glendoveer mansion, where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house. Clara has never known another home. In fact, she's confined to the grand estate due to a mysterious heart condition. But it's a comfortable life, and if it weren't for the creepy squawking birds in the aviary out back, a completely peaceful one too.

But once old Mrs. Glendoveer passes away, Clara comes to learn many dark secrets about the family. The Glendoveers suffered a horrific tragedy: their children were kidnapped, then drowned. And their father George Glendoveer, a famous magician and illusionist, stood accused until his death. As Clara digs deeper and deeper into the terrifying events, the five birds in the aviary seem to be trying to tell her something. And Clara comes to wonder: what is their true identity? Clara sets out to solve a decades-old murder mystery—and in doing so, unlocks a secret in her own life, too. Kathleen O'Dell deftly weaves magic, secret identities, evil villians, unlikely heroes, and the wonder of friendship into a mystery adventure with all the charm of an old fashioned classic." Goodreads review.

So, mark your calendar, find your favorite spot and settle into a good book, it'll be the most fun you'll have all summer.

How am I celebrating National Book Lovers Day? By reading of course!
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posted by Barbara, Evergreen Library


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